Emergency Firefighting Water System
Fire Stations and Support Facilities
Police Stations Support Facilities
Disaster Response Facilities
9-1-1 Call Center
What improvements will be made?
Under this phase of the ESER program, many of the upgrades will focus on improving Emergency Firefighting Water System capabilities in the City’s western neighborhoods. The work will include improvements to the core facilities, water sources, pipelines and tunnels.
What is the Emergency Firefighting Water System?
The Emergency Firefighting Water System is an independent high-pressure water supply system dedicated to fire protection and suppression. It was installed in 1913 in response to the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 and consists of a 135-mile pipeline network, a high-elevation reservoir with two large-capacity tanks, two pumping stations, three fireboats and underground water storage tanks (cisterns).