Key West International Airport Fire Rescue

Monroe County Fire Rescue / Key West International Airport (EYW), Station 7 is the fire station that protects Key West International Airport by providing fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Airfield Safety Inspections and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF). Fire Station 7 is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a total of 13 ARFF firefighters, with 3 to 4 firefighters per shift. A variety of crash rescue equipment is stationed and maintained at Key West International Airport with a primary mission of protecting the traveling public and aviation related property preservation. 

Additionally, Monroe County Rescue, Fire Station 7 stands ready to provide mutual aid to other agencies as needed and able. Fire Station 7 crews at Key West International Airport will respond to around 300 incidents in 2018. Key West International Airport has 50 to 60 commercial flights per day and approximately 850,000 passengers will pass through the Airport in 2018.

Vehicles

  • ARFF 7 - 2017 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - Crash Truck
  • ARFF 107 - 2007 Oshkosh Striker 1500 - Crash Truck with Snozzle (High Reach Extendable Turret)
  • ARFF 207 (JPEG) Opens a New Window.  - 2012 Ford F350 with Skid unit - Quick response vehicle / EMS response / Safety Inspections / mini-pumper
  • ARFF 307 - 1996 Oshkosh T1500 - Reserve Crash Truck
  • Battalion 7 - 2015 Ford Expedition - Command vehicle
  • Utility 7 / MCI-7 - 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD - Heavy duty tow vehicle with an MCI trailer of medical supplies, generators, lights etc. for major incidents throughout Monroe County
  • Rescue Boat - 16 foot Carolina skiff - Salt pond and near-shore rescues

About Key West International Airport

Key West International Airport serves travelers from all over the world. Through October, the airport has served nearly 725,000 passengers in 2018, and is predicted to top 850,00 for all of 2018. 

The airport is located on the southeast end of Key West, just minutes from many Key West accommodations, attractions, and downtown Key West. Key West International Airport is a very unique airport due to its history, compact size, and geographic location. 

Originally called Meacham Field, the airport had its first scheduled flight in 1928. During the WWII era, the airport was used by the United States Army. In 1953, the city of Key West granted Monroe County clear title to Meacham Field. Shortly thereafter, Meacham Field became Key West International Airport. Today, EYW has the ability to safely and efficiently handle a large number of aircraft operations, connecting Key West to the global air transportation system.