San Francisco Floating Fire Station 35: Overview and Lessons Learned

by Erik Soderberg, Leah Olson, and Di Liu
Presented by Erik Soderberg at the Ports 2022 Conference in Honolulu

The San Francisco Fire Department acquired a new floating fire station at Pier 22 ½ for their fireboat fleet. The floating station design is unique, having a steel float with an attached building that houses personnel at the station full time, accommodates sea-level rise, and is designed as an essential facility with a 50-year design life. This presentation discusses that even though this project was unusual, many of the items to consider and lessons learned can be applied to improve designs on more typical projects, such as ferry terminals.