Nineteen City of Oakland

Fire Stations

Oakland, CA


  The City of Oakland determined that nineteen of its fire stations could have seismic vulnerabilities in the event of an earthquake. These structures vary in configuration, construction materials, and age. The City's performance goals were life safety and functionality of the primary equipment. Secondary goals included minimization of damage to the structures and the establishment of a program to minimize content damage, especially where the damage to contents might affect the ability to respond effectively in an emergency. 

   Fratessa Forbes Wong was retained to perform the reviews on all nineteen stations and to provide a report that included a description of each structure, the findings of the review including elements of seismic vulnerability, a recommended retrofit scheme, budget costs, and elements warranting further review. 



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