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Proclamation of Local Emergency: Learn how you can help make sure everyone feels safe on Carlsbad's streets

2022 Annual Report

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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 

Mission Statement

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.

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