San Jose: : Mineta San José International Airport and San José Fire Department Break Ground on a New Fire Station to Serve Airport and Community
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Erica Ray, Public Information Manager, San José Fire Department

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 21, 2020) - The City of San José, San José Fire Department and Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the new Fire Station 20 at SJC. Fire Station 20 will be relocated to the west side of the Airport on Coleman Avenue, just north of Airport Boulevard. This state-of-the-art facility replaces the existing Station 20, which has served the Airport for nearly 60 years. With traffic at SJC reaching a new record of 15.7 million passengers in 2019, the new and enhanced Station 20 will continue to ensure the safety of the Airport, its passengers and surrounding community for generations to come.

Major development in North San José has also increased the need for firefighting coverage in this area of the city. The new Station 20 will provide the Airport's Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) operations, as it has for many years. Additionally, the new Station 20 will include a dedicated bay to access and serve the Airport's neighboring community including residents and businesses.

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Learn more about this exciting new project in our Station 20 Groundbreaking video, available at:

To protect the community from pandemic risks, the City will memorialize this event virtually, featuring video messages from key public leaders and project stakeholders.

A fact sheet with additional details about this project is available at:

About the City of San José
With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States and is Northern California's largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. San José's transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world. In 2011, the City adopted Envision San José 2040, a long-term growth plan that sets forth a vision and a comprehensive road map to guide the City's anticipated growth through the year 2040.

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Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley's airport, a self‐supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San Jose. The airport, now in its 71st year, served nearly 15.7 million passengers in 2019, with nonstop service across North America and to Europe and Asia. SJC was America's fastest‐growing major airport the past four years, based on percentage increase in passengers served. For more airport information, visit

The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is a full-service, all-hazard metropolitan fire department that provides service to and protects a population of over 1 million residents within the approximately 280 square miles of the nation's tenth largest city. The protection area includes residential, commercial, high-rise, industrial, seven major hospitals (including three trauma centers and seven emergency departments, the SAP Center (home to the NHL's San José Sharks), the Earthquakes Stadium (home of the MSL's San Jose Earthquakes), San José State University, Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, three super-regional malls, the United State Patent and Trademark Office and wildland-urban interface areas. Learn more about SJFD at

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