Port of Long Beach, Fire Boat Station #15

  • Location

    Long Beach, CA
  • Construction Cost

    $2.6 million
  • Size

    Station: 6,740, Boat Bay: 11,740
  • Image Courtesy of

    Jeff Katz and Associates
  • Market

    Ports & Harbors
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  • Critical fire coverage expansion protects a thriving port

  • Project Overview

    The Long Beach Fire Department has been working with the Port of Long Beach to develop increased response capabilities to all areas of the port. A major component of this enhanced response capability is the redevelopment of Fire Station #15. The new and improved station will include a new boat bay to support new fire boats and upgraded lighting and site power. Our team was responsible for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and telecommunications design services for the fire station building and boat bay.

  • Solution

    Part of this project involved an energy model identifying the relative efficiency of the building layout and orientation. The goal of this facility is to achieve a minimum LEED Gold rating which required the building to be hyper-efficient. Our team’s design achieves an overall energy performance of almost 35% better than code requirements. High air pollution from the adjacent container port disqualified the use of natural ventilation strategies but our engineers adjusted accordingly, devising alternative efficient ventilation strategies to help the project qualify for an eventual LEED Gold certification.