Long Beach Fire Department

Mission & History:

The mission of the Long Beach Fire Department is to protect lives, property and the environment, improving the quality of life and safety of the community.
On March 16, 1897, when the citizens of Long Beach were concerned about the increasing number of uncontrollable fires, 28 charter members signed up as volunteer firemen. Thus, the Long Beach Fire Department was established to serve the community. More LBFD history can be found here.

The Long Beach Fire Department has come a long way since its humble beginnings, and they currently have 543.66 FTE (full time equivalent) uniformed and civilian personnel budgeted.

Core Services:

Maintain citywide presence to effectively respond to fire, medical, beach, and waterway emergencies.
Provide effective prevention, education, and preparedness services.
Coordinate the City’s disaster management and Homeland Security efforts.
Improve the quality of life for our community.


Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters
3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-2500
For individual station locations click here.

Phone Numbers:

  • Emergencies 9-1-1
  • Non-Emergency (562) 570-9400
  • Training Center (562) 570-3350
  • Disaster Management (562) 570-9250
  • Community Services (562) 570-5233
  • CERT Hotline (562) 570-2525
  • Marine Safety Division (562) 570-1286
  • CPR Classes (562) 570-2535

If you need more information, go to the Long Beach Fire Department’s website.

Animal Care Services

The vision of Animal Care Services is to become California’s safest large city for people and animals, through a proactive strategy of community engagement and proactive enforcement activities.

The City of Long Beach provides animal care services to four contract cities, including Cerritos, Seal Beach, Signal Hill and Los Alamitos. Over 40 staff members work in (8) key program areas: Field Operations, Investigations, Customer Service & Support, Veterinary Medical, Kennel Care, Emergency Management, Training and Administration.


P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Animal Shelter Map


Companion Animal Village Website

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday thru Friday 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday thru Sunday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed: Monday – Tuesday & Holidays