Oakland Fire Dept. Station 2 is a currently inactive fire station at Jack London Square. It was built to house the crew for the City of Oakland fireboat. The Sea-Wolf fireboat is moored there now, but is unstaffed.

The first station was built by the Port of Oakland and turned over to the city in 1949. 1 A new station was built in [ before 1963 ].

Fewer wooden warehouses and other structures along the waterfront, the increase of containerized shipping through the port, and improvements in ship-board fire fighting have reduced the need for a fireboat. However, it will likely be needed if the next large earthquake on the Hayward fault damages the water supply. 2

The station is home to the OFD's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and is used for training.

City of Oakland and Station 2 3original station 4

Links and References

  1. Port to Present Fire Department with $75,000 Station Oakland Tribune September 5, 1949
  2. Oakland's Idled Fireboat Imperils City, Critics Say  NBC Bay Area January 9, 2017
  3. Oakland Fire Department Historical Archive
  4. new firehouse for fireboat Oakland Tribune September 6, 1949