Overaa is excited to announce that the San Jose International Airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) facility has officially broken ground! Overaa is teamed with Ten Over Studio and MARJANG Architecture (formerly YamaMar Design) on this progressive design-build project consists of the design and construction of the ARFF facility which will be located on the west end of the airport.
Since the original ARFF facility’s opening in 1963, the San Jose Fire Department has been an integral part of airport operations. The new facility will allow the airport to grow in the new technology and new firefighting equipment necessary to keep passengers safe and to meet the demand that fire fighters meet on a daily basis. The new Fire Station 20 will allow for fire department response off of the airfield. This will protect the 16 million people that travel through the airport and are in and around the airfield throughout the year.
The 14,000 SF facility will include five apparatus bays housing the airport’s four ARFF vehicles with one additional bay being allotted for maintenance. In addition, the ARFF facility will include the access road and access control measures on Coleman, utility infrastructure, twenty-seven parking spaces, landscaping, exterior lighting, six firefighter dormitories, toilets, showers, kitchen with sufficient cabinets for three shifts, eating facility, administrative offices, training room, laundry room, storage spaces, utility rooms, and generator. The construction schedule is very aggressive and our team is pushing hard to finish on time in early 2022.