PHOTOS: Renovations are nearly complete to Fireboat Station No. 15, the Long Beach Fire Department’s 20,000-square-foot facility equipped to handle maritime emergencies at the Port of Long Beach, officials announced this week.
The upgrades include advanced communications technology, a workshop where crews can maintain and repair gear, modern living quarters for a six-member team and a garage large enough to house a fire engine and a second emergency vehicle.
From the outside, the most noticeable feature is the protruding red and white roof that will protect the station’s 11,200-square-foot boat bay from adverse weather. This is the first fireboat station with a protective roof in the port’s history, officials said.
The facility will house the fire department’s fireboat named Vigilance.
Construction of the new fireboat station began in the spring of 2019, port spokesman Lee Peterson said.