The new $80 million Regional Fire Training Center will be constructed at the City’s Hayward Executive Airport as a campus with classrooms, offices, a training tower and other facilities for urban search and rescue, and other types of emergency response, as well as a new Hayward Fire Station #6. The joint project was funded and financed through the voter-approved Hayward Measure C half-cent sales tax and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Measure A bond proceeds.
The training center will be the new home of and allow for expansion of Chabot’s fire academy. Through the partnership, Hayward Fire Department has added both a world-class training facility and a new fire station that will serve Hayward Executive Airport, surrounding neighborhoods and industrial areas west of Interstate 880. High school students in Eden Area Regional Occupational Program career preparation courses taught by Hayward firefighters also will benefit.
FIRE STATION 6 & REGIONAL FIRE TRAINING CENTER FEATURES:
June 2014, voters approved Measure C, which authorized the City to increase the sales tax rate by one-half cent for twenty years to among other things restore and maintain City services and facilities, including firefighting/emergency medical services. Based on the facility needs assessment report completed in October of 2014, by Ross Drulis Cusenbery (RDC) for Fire Stations 1-6 and the Fire Training Center, it was found that Fire Station 6 and the Fire Training Center needed to be reconstructed and expanded.
May 2015, Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with RDC for design services for Fire Station 1-6 and the Fire Training Center Project.
April 2016, staff and the consultant team visited the Fort Worth Public Safety Complex designed by Tommy Abercrombie Planning and Design, one of RDC’s consultant teams. One of the key observations was the importance of a layout designed to allow multiple groups to use the facility simultaneously. The proposed Fire Training Center will serve the ever-growing training needs of the fire department, and potentially other agencies that travel long distances to other locations for training that is not currently available in the Bay Area.
June of 2016, staff from Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (District) and the City have met to explore partnership in the Fire Training Center. Both the City and the District recognized the mutual benefits of expanding the Fire Training Center to be a joint center and training program with dedicated classroom spaces, offices, and shared use of the training grounds.
October 2017, the District’s Board of Trustees passed a motion directing staff to return with a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City.
July 2018, Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute the MOU with the District to establish the basis for a ground lease, design, and construction of the Fire Training Center. The District agreed to contribute up to $20 million for the design, construction, and furnishing of the District’s Facilities at the Fire Training Center.
March and April 2019, Council approved the plans and specifications for Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project - Abatement and Deconstruction of Existing Buildings and called for bids.
September 2019, demolition of the old Fire Station 6 and the Fire Training Center was completed.
On July 7, 2020, City Council adopted a resolution awarding the construction contract to S.J. Amoroso Construction.
Construction began on August 17, 2020.
Adopt a Resolution Approving Addenda Nos. 1 through 6, Authorizing the Substitution of Subcontractors, Waiving Errors Related to Subcontractor’s DIR/Contractor’s Numbers and Awarding a Contract to S. J. Amoroso Construction for the Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project, Project Nos. 07481 and 07482 in the Amount of $52,397,000
Adopt a Resolution Approving Plans and Specifications and Call for Bids After Approval from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Division of State Architect (DSA) for the Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project
Oct. 1, 2019 City Council Meeting
Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Ground Lease and Facilities Use Agreement with the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District for the Fire Training Center
Apr. 30, 2019 City Council Meeting
Authorization to Award a Construction Contract to Evans Brothers, Inc., in the amount of $246,300 for the Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project-Abatement and Deconstruction and to Approve Addendum No. 1 to Clarify Plans and Specifications
Mar. 6, 2019 Council Infrastructure Committee
Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Design - Update
Mar. 5, 2019 City Council Meeting
Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project: Abatement and Deconstruction of Existing Buildings - Approval of Plans and Specifications and Call for Bids
Jan. 22, 2019 City Council Meeting
Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Project - Sole Source Justification and Procurement of Temporary Fire Station Housing Structures
Oct. 25, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting
Proposed Capital Improvement Project for the Development and Expansion of the Existing Fire Station #6, Regional Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility and Fire Training Center Located on Hayward Executive Airport Property at 1401 West Winton Avenue, Assessor Parcel No. 432-0124-001-04 for the City of Hayward (Applicant/Property Owner); Requiring Site Plan Review (Application No. 201703717) and the Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Oct. 24, 2018 Council Infrastucture Committee Meeting
Fire Station 6 and Fire Training Center Design- Update