City Services, Community, Fire Department, Public Safety

Construction begins on new Fire Training Center and Fire Station

October 13, 2020

Pictured from left: Deputy Fire Chief Scott Anderson (Hayward Fire Department), City Manager Kelly McAdoo (City of Hayward), Mayor Barbara Halliday (City of Hayward), Fire Chief Garrett Contreras (Hayward Fire Department), Chancellor Ronald P. Gerhard (Chabot/Las Positas Community College District) Dean of Applied Technology and Business, Dr. Kristin Lima (Chabot College), Fire Technology Coordinator, Ret. Captain Bob Buell (Chabot College), Vice President of Administrative Services, Dale Wagoner (Chabot College)

Hayward and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District have begun construction on a new regional Fire Training Center and Fire Station #6 to serve neighborhoods and industrial areas near Hayward Executive Airport.

The project will be constructed as a campus on the airport grounds with classrooms, offices, a training tower and other facilities for urban search and rescue, and other types of emergency response, as well as a new Hayward Fire Station #6.

The Training Center will become the new home and allow for the expansion of the Chabot College Fire Academy, helping prepare the next generation of firefighters and paramedics.

It also will help create new career pathways for Hayward-area high school students by hosting Eden Area Regional Occupational Program career preparation courses taught by Hayward firefighters and Chabot instructors.

The joint project is being is being funded and financed through the voter-approved Hayward Measure C half-cent sales tax and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Measure A bond proceeds.