Floating Fire Station #35

San Francisco, CA

Start Date:
October 2019

March 2022

City of San Francisco

Tony Petroccitto, P.E., LEED AP,
Principal of GHD
(415) 999-7761

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Scope of Service:
Special Inspections and Material Testing.

Floating Fire Station #35

The original Fire Station 35 building, which has been designated as a city landmark, was constructed in 1915. Located along the city’s Embarcadero, the historic building was too small and outdated to serve the city’s and department’s needs.

The new Fireboat Station No. 35 at Pier 22 ½ is a two-story, 14,837-square-foot facility located behind the existing historic Fire Station No. 35. The historic Fire Station No. 35 is a San Francisco landmark that will continue to house and deploy the fire engine. The new structure is built on top of a steel float anchored by four 48-inch diameter guide piles. Because of its unique design, the floating fire station was designed to rise and fall with the natural tide of the Bay, king tides and projected sea-level rise, eliminating the flooding risk issue. And, with the new station, crews will be able to launch and respond within a minute, just like an engine leaving the firehouse.