San Francisco is planning to build a new Fire Department Training Facility at 1236 Carroll Avenue in Hunters Point. The project has just received approval by the City, with the Mayor having signed legislation for the property acquisition. It will replace the existing facilities at 2310 Folsom Street, and on Treasure Island at 649 Avenue N. The San Francisco Department of Public Works is responsible for the design.
The proposal will reshape a 7.28-acre parcel by the waterfront with a multi-purpose complex. The proposal will create classrooms and mockups of common scenarios across the city to practice missions involving live-fire, rescue, and ventilation structures.
There will be a three-story 70,000 square foot fire training building with classrooms and offices, a 50-foot tall 27,000 square foot single-story storage and training building, and a 40-foot tall 19,200 square feet maintenance building with metal and wood shops for construction training props.
Across the site will be a myriad of interesting mock-ups for training firefighters. This will include a seven-story training tower, a 4-story 60-foot tall condo-apartment style building, a Victorian house, a commercial burn room, a container store, a mock BART station, and a vehicle fire prop area. An apparatus training ‘hill’ will allow the department to prepare for the city’s unique topographical challenges.
Construction is expected to last 30 months. Construction may begin in June of 2024, with completion by late 2026.