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Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Seismically-Safe Ambulance Deployment Facility in the Bayview

Construction to begin for essential emergency response headquarters, which will help improve emergency response times

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131



Construction to begin for essential emergency response headquarters, which will help improve emergency response times

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today joined City officials and community leaders for the groundbreaking of a new seismically-safe Ambulance Deployment Facility in the Bayview neighborhood.

The new 58,451-square-foot facility will help improve emergency response times and serve as the headquarters for the San Francisco Fire Department’s emergency medical services, which is currently housed in a seismically-deficient warehouse.

“In San Francisco, we must always be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations,” said Mayor Breed. “During my time on the Board of Supervisors, I led the charge to improve our ambulance response time and make sure the City was making important investments in our City’s emergency preparedness. As Mayor, I am committed to making sure that our first responders have what they need to do their jobs effectively, which is why this facility is so important.”

The new facility, located at 2241 Jerrold Avenue directly behind Fire Station 9, is designed to achieve LEED Gold rating for new construction and will allow ambulances to provide optimal operations for first responders across the city. Upon completion, which is targeted for winter 2020, the modern building will be equipped with ample parking for the City’s ambulance fleet, storage for ambulance supplies and restocking, emergency medical services offices, conference and training rooms, locker rooms and communal space. The location also will have on-site fueling, an emergency generator, solar panels and entry gates featuring art panels by artist Michael Bartalos.

“It is the responsibility of the San Francisco Fire Department to respond during times of crisis and emergency,” said San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “With this new capital investment from the City, our emergency response members will be able to better serve residents when they need us the most.”

San Francisco Public Works is managing the $50.1 million project and has partnered with MEI Architects and YamaMar Design for the design of the building. S.J. Amoroso Construction is the general contractor for the project.

“As with each of our building and design jobs, Public Works is determined to deliver this project to San Francisco’s first responders in a timely and fiscally responsible manner,” said San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru. “We are looking forward to working closely with the architects and contractors hired for this project to bring a world-class facility to life.” 

The capital costs for the Ambulance Deployment Facility replacement project are funded by the 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond sponsored by then-Supervisor Breed, which allocates $350 million toward capital improvements for City facilities. The bond was approved with nearly 80 percent voter support.

For more information about the Ambulance Deployment Facility and the 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond, please visit