Temporary service status
The list of projects to be completed by ESER 2010 was identified by Public Works and the Fire Administration, and accepted by the Fire Commission at their meeting of September 23, 2010. More detailed investigations and development of conceptual designs were performed during the first six months of 2011 to clearly define the scope of work, cost and schedule at each individual facility.
The Fire Department is providing details of service changes. Depending upon the scope of work, some neighborhood fire stations are likely to require temporary station closure. Station closures occur in a phased manner and resources will be redeployed to ensure continuous neighborhood service.
For information about station closures and service changes, visit the Fire Department’s station closure and service status webpage.
Station 16 Board of (Permit) Appeal Hearing Presentation June 24, 2015
Station 16 Categorical Exemption Appeal Hearing Presentation May 19, 2015
Station 5 Civic Design I & II (Combined) April 20, 2015
Update to the SF Fire Commission March 28, 2015
Update to the SF Fire Commission August 2013
Station 16 Civic Design Review Phase 2 - June 17, 2013
Station 36 Civic Design Review Phase 3 - April 15, 2013
Station 44 Civic Design Review April 15, 2013 - Informational Review
Station 16 Civic Design Review Phase 1 January 14, 2013
Station 16 Civic Design Review Phase 1 - Presentation November 19, 2012
Station 16 Civic Design Review October 15, 2012 - Concept
Fire Boat Station 35 Presentation October 3, 2012
Fire Boat Station 35 Outreach Notice October 3, 2012
Update to the SF Fire Commission October 2012
Update to the SF Fire Commission September 23, 2010
Station 36 Civic Design Review Phases 1 & 2 September 17, 2012 - Design Elements
Station 36 Civic Design Review Phases 1 & 2 September 17, 2012 - Bond Info
Update to the SF Fire Commission April 26, 2012
Update to the SF Fire Commission September 23, 2010
Neighborhood Fire Stations Program (2010)
Many of our neighborhood fire stations are in need of seismic upgrades and other health and safety improvements. It is critical that our first responders are housed in healthy, safe, and seismically sound facilities - thus providing essential emergency response services to people who need them during times of crisis.
The Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond Program is seismically retrofitting and making other necessary health and safety improvements to ensure that selected stations are fully functional after a major earthquake.
Four central principles guide the selection of neighborhood fire stations and the extent of improvements: assure continuous fire protection coverage during construction; prioritize emergency response improvements; maximize the the effectiveness of construction funds; limit disruption to operations.
$73.2 million is dedicated to the Neighborhood Fire Station program from the ESER 2010 bond. ESER 2010 identified improvements to 23 of the 42 neighborhood fire stations which are located in every district of San Francisco. This is consistent with the ESER 2010 bond report which indicated that the program completes seismic improvements to about 50 percent of the City’s neighborhood fire stations. A preliminary list of projects to be completed by the ESER 2010 program was identified by Public Works and the Fire Administration, and was accepted by the Fire Commission in September 2010.
Improvements are being successfully implemented at these 23 stations and will continue through 2018. The work is being carefully phased to maintain fire department service levels throughout the City.
Project types and ESER 2010 work underway
Neighborhood Fire Station projects are characterized as seismic, comprehensive or focused scope.
Seismic Improvement Program
Fire stations that house active emergency vehicles or emergency communications facilities are essential facilities. City plans require the fire stations to be substantially operational after a major earthquake. Seismic improvement projects will upgrade the fire station to assure they remain functional after a major earthquake.
While the seismic improvement project is under way, the project will also complete comprehensive renovations to address all emergency response, health and safety issues. Major building systems will also be renovated or upgraded. The seismic improvement and comprehensive renovation will require temporary closure of the station and redeployment of fire department resources. Station closures will occur in a phased manner to ensure continuous neighborhood service.
Seismic projects are being performed at two neighborhood stations: Station #16 at 2251 Greenwich Street and Station #5 at 1301 Turk Street.
Comprehensive Renovation Program
Many fire stations do not require seismic improvements. This program will complete comprehensive renovation projects that address all Emergency Response and Health & Safety issues at each facility that does not require a seismic improvement project. Major building systems will also be renovated or upgraded to provide an expected service life of 15 years. Comprehensive renovation will require temporary closure of the station and redeployment of Fire Department resources. Station closures will occur in a phased manner to ensure continuous neighborhood service.
Comprehensive renovations have been completed at Station #36 at 109 Oak Street and at Station #44 at 129 Grand
Focused Scope Program
This program will correct “Severe” deficiencies, allowing the facility to remain substantially functional for 8-10 years, until such time funds are available for a comprehensive renovation. Depending on the scope of work, most focused scope renovations are likely to require temporary station closure. Station closures will occur in a phased manner to ensure continuous neighborhood service.
16 neighborhood focused scope fire stations include roof construction, repainting and refurbishing, mechanical and general facilities upgrades. Also, five stations are scheduled to receive new back-up emergency generators.
Exterior Envelope (Before & After)
Roof Replacement (Before & After)
Emergency Generators (Before & After)
Shower Renovations (Before & After)