The task of the Feuerwehr Hamburg is to ward off fire, explosion or environmental hazards, to fight fires, to provide technical assistance in emergency and accidents as well as preventive fire protection. The fire brigade is involved in civil protection and is responsible for the evacuation of ordnance. The fire brigade is also involved in fire protection education and education. It ensures emergency rescue and ambulance transport in Hamburg and guarantees a high level of public emergency services.
The Hamburg Fire Brigade belongs to the Hamburg authority Authority for the Interior and Sports , which performs tasks in the area of public security and order. In addition, the interior agency is responsible for organizing all elections in Hamburg and coordinating civil protection. Other essential tasks of the authority are in the areas of the foreigners law of road traffic and sport.