San Francisco Fire Station No. 6, 11, 15, 21, & 38
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Fire Department
2020 - 2021
The San Francisco Fire Department has 6 Fire Stations that currently have the last six remaining hose towers, located at Fire Stations 6, 11, 12, 15, 21, and 38. Funding from the 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond will be used to mitigate the Seismic Hazard Ratio (SHR) at the 6 fire stations by removal of the hose towers, which now extend above the roof line and present a local collapse hazard to both occupants of the facilities and the occupants of the adjacent properties. The Hose Tower Removal project will serve to prevent the potential collapse of the towers which would render a station to be non-operational after a large earthquake or disaster, threatening the ability of firefighters to respond quickly to an emergency. In addition to the demolition of all existing hose towers, the project will also include partial or complete roof replacements.