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.

    Community Emergency Notification System

    Long Beach Has Implemented a Community Emergency Notification System

    The Community Emergency Notification System allows the City’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center to rapidly notify residents and businesses by telephone. In the event of an emergency, an operator in the 9-1-1 Center can identify the affected neighborhood or region of the city and record a message that describes the situation. The Reverse 9-1-1 system will automatically call listed and unlisted telephone numbers within the affected area and deliver the recorded message. If phone lines are busy, the system will attempt to redial those numbers to make contact. If an answering machine picks up the call, the emergency message will be left on the machine.

    For more information, go to this link: