City Government, Fire Department

Hayward Regional Fire Training Center and new Fire Station No. 6 open

January 9, 2024

The City of Hayward and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District celebrated on June 21, 2023, the opening of a new campus dedicated to fire, rescue and emergency response training and education. 

Made up of a new Hayward Fire Training Center and Fire Station 6, the campus consists of classrooms and offices, a new training tower and other facilities for practicing urban search, rescue and emergency response, including a passenger jet, an old bus donated by the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and a decommissioned Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train car and elevated trackway. 

It will serve as the new home of the Chabot College Fire Academy, a base of operations for firefighter and paramedic response on the City’s industry-rich westside and a state-of-the-art facility for continuing education and learning for members of the fire service locally, regionally and beyond. 

Additionally, the Center will host Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (ROP) educators and students, providing a laboratory for hands-on training as well as opportunities for career-oriented mentor relationships with Hayward firefighter-paramedics for high school-age youth. 

The new $82 million campus was constructed on the grounds of Hayward Executive Airport with funding from Hayward Measure C sales tax revenue and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Measure A facility bond proceeds—and is an example of how public agencies with overlapping missions can work together and pool resource for efficiency and to create greater public return on their investments of public resources.