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The City of Carlsbad Fire Department is an all-risk, all-threat first responder agency safeguarding lives, property and the environment through 24-hour fire, rescue and emergency medical services.
The Fire Department is divided into two bureaus:
Emergency Operations is the largest bureau within the department and is responsible for fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical service (EMS) delivery, lifeguard service/marine safety and disaster mitigation.
The Community Risk Reduction Bureau is divided into two sections:
- Fire & Life Safety
- Office of Emergency Management and Resilience
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Our Mission, Motto and Values
Enhance the quality of life for all who live, work and play in the City of Carlsbad through excellence in emergency and support services.
Serving with kindness.
- Professionalism - Honoring the Carlsbad Fire Department’s Oath of Office, Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
- Service - Dedicated and compassionate response to the people we serve and each other.
- Integrity - A respectful and unified team dedicated to both team cohesion and strong moral principles at all times.
- Stay Informed: Fire Department Improvements
- COVID-19/Coronavirus information
- Fire Station 2 replacement project
- CY-2022 Annual Report
- 03/07/2023 9:16 AM
Battery fire safety
The City of Carlsbad Fire Department responded to reports of a garage fire early Tuesday morning. The extent of damage and cause are still under investigation, but the family suspects it was related to battery charging. If this is confirmed, it would be the second battery-related fire being investig
- 12/13/2022 5:50 PM
Elected officials sworn in
The City of Carlsbad administered the Oath of Office for its newly elected officials on Tuesday, along with holding ceremonies for outgoing Mayor Matt Hall and District 1 City Council Member Peder Norby.
Holiday Fire Safety Tips
As you deck the halls this holiday season, stay fire-smart with these tips from the City of Carlsbad Fire Department.
New fire station 2 complete
Residents in south Carlsbad now have a new fire station almost three times as big as the 1960s-era one it replaced, accommodating a larger crew, modern firefighting equipment and emergency vehicles to meet the community’s public safety needs.
Great California ShakeOut
The annual Great California ShakeOut, the world’s largest earthquake safety drill, takes place Thursday, Oct 20.
Busy summer for city lifeguards
The City of Carlsbad’s ocean lifeguard program is now in its fourth year, approved by the City Council in 2018. City lifeguards provide seasonal services at the three-quarter of a mile stretch of beach at the city’s north end, which is not part of the California State Parks system and was previously
Carlsbad firefighters help battle wildfires
Fall is often a peak time for wildfires, and prevention and response go hand-in-hand in keeping the danger in check. The Carlsbad Fire Department works hard to protect our community, including through programs that ensure critical resources are deployed when and where they’re needed. Part of that in
Heat warning in our region
With a potentially dangerous heat wave forecast to last through the weekend, safety officials are reminding residents to follow these tips to stay cool, especially those most vulnerable to heat related ailments. In addition to conserving energy and preparing for short power outages, please take thes