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SJC Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility

SJC Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility

Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) was selected to provide electrical and plumbing engineering services for this Design/Build project. The project consists of a new, 16,000 SF Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility which is located on the South-West end of the Airfield in the vicinity of the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport marquee sign. The existing ARFF facility was constructed in 1963— it is a 1-story building of approximately 7,200 SF in size and includes office space, living quarters for the crew, and four bays for fire truck storage. The new, contemporary ARFF Facility is dedicated to airside aircraft rescue and firefighting operations and will include a minimum of five apparatus bays housing the Airport’s four ARFF vehicles, with one additional bay being allotted for maintenance.

In addition, the ARFF Facility includes the access road and access control measures on Coleman, utility infrastructure, twenty-seven parking spaces, landscaping, exterior lighting, six firefighter dormitories, toilets, showers, kitchen, dining facility, administrative offices, training room, laundry room, storage spaces and utility rooms. The new facility is designed to achieve a minimum LEED Silver Certification, and will comply with the City’s Net Zero Ready Building and Zero Net Carbon mandates

The project also includes a landside component to improve firefighting response time to the airport landside and Terminal. This portion on the facility includes one 32 ft. apparatus bay, four firefighter dormitories, toilets, showers, and administrative offices. The entire facility is provided with full generator backup and seven days of fuel storage to allow full operations during extended power outages.

Photos by MARJANG Architecture.

  • SJC Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility
  • SJC Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility
  • SJC Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Facility
Owner

San Jose International Airport

Location

San Jose, CA

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