Floating on the Dock of the Bay
The San Francisco Fireboat Station No. 35 project kicked off with the steel float arriving from China at the end of January 2020. The project team set up shop on Pier 1 at Treasure Island where structural steel began in early February. The station will be constructed on a 140’ x 50’ float to provide safe and immediate access to the fireboats, regardless of tide or sea level rise due to global warming.
At approximately 16,500 square feet, the two-level structure will house three fire suppression boats, a dive boat, jet skis, and marine rescue craft. In addition, the building will feature a command center, scuba and wet gear rooms, equipment storage, ambulance dispatch, officer suites, and a small firefighter’s dormitory. There will also be a new viewing deck accessible to the public. The station will be permanently moored behind the historic Mediterranean-style fire station along the Embarcadero, just north of the Bay Bridge. The new fireboat station will ensure immediate access to water rescue and emergency response services and equipment to serve the public out on the bay.
Swinerton is joint-ventured with Power Engineering Construction Co., who will be handling the marine scope of work for this design-build project. When completed, the team will float the structure along the Embarcadero to its permanent location in late 2020.