Seismic Safety & Preparedness

Earthquakes and their potential impact on infrastructure and safety are significant concerns. Investing in seismic upgrades and preparedness is paramount for building a strong and resilient community.
A fire truck exiting a fire station

By proactively improving building and infrastructure resilience and preparing for seismic events, we enhance our community's ability to withstand and recover from such disasters. These investments not only save lives but also protect property, critical services, and economic stability. Learn how Measure C helps us to be a prepared community that can respond effectively, minimize disruption, and provide essential support in the aftermath of a seismic event, ensuring its long-term strength and resilience.

Engine 2 pulling into Fire Station 2Fire Station Upgrades

Through Measure C, the City renovated HFD Fire Stations Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Improvements included vital seismic retrofits to keep firefighters safe and operational during and following an earthquake, energy efficiency enhancements, including solar panels, and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility improvements.

Learn more about our Fire Stations →


Traffic light turning from red to greenTraffic Signals

Along with seismic retrofits of fire stations, Measure C funded installation of Traffic Signal Preemption technology so Hayward Fire Department apparatus responding to emergency calls can communicate with and override traffic signals at approaching intersections for safety and improved response times.


Fire Station 9

New Fire Station #9

Potential future Measure C fire-safety and emergency-preparedness projects include replacement of Fire Station #9, which serves neighborhoods along the urban-wildland interface in the Hayward Hills and which currently is made up of an old single-family home and a 25-year-old temporary steel structure.

Document, Photo, and Video Archive:

Curated collection of government documents, photgraphs, news articles and audio visual content that capture our commitment to keeping our community prepared for when the next big earthquake hits the bay area. 

September 28, 2021 - City Council Meeting


Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Iteris, Inc., to Procure the Video Detection System for the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System for Several Intersections on Jackson Street and West Winton Avenue in an Amount Not-To-Exceed $130,000


October 24, 2018 - Council Infrastructure Committee


Final Report on the Completed Fire Stations 1-5 Improvements Project


April 24, 2018 - City Council Meeting


Fire Stations 1-5 Improvements: Public Contract Code 4107 Hearing for Subcontractor Substitution Request for Electrical Work. RECOMMENDATION


April 24, 2018 - City Council Meeting


Fire Stations 1-5 Improvements: Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Kitchell


March 21, 2017 - City Council Meeting


Fire Stations 1-5 Improvements: Reject Bid Protest and Award of Construction Contract to Arntz Builders and Amendment to Professional Services Agreements with Kitchell and RossDrulisCusenbery


December 13, 2016 - City Council Meeting

Fire Stations 1-5 Improvements: Approval of Plans and Specifications and Call for Bids


October 09, 2018—Thank you Hayward: Free pancaked to celebrate firehouse upgrade


The Hayward Fire Department is holding a special free pancake breakfast to celebrate and say thank you to the Hayward community for the completion of earthquake retrofit work and other improvements at all City fire stations.


October 9, 2028 - Firehouse Flapjacks


Firehouse Flapjacks


Hayward Fire Stations Photos


Hayward Fire Department