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Key West International Airport Fire Rescue
ARFF 207

Monroe County Fire Rescue/Key West International Airport, Station 7 is the fire station that protects Key West International Airport by providing fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF).  Fire Station 7 is staffed 24/7 365 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 responded to a total of 248 incidents in 2012.  Key West International Airport had 50 to 60 commercial flights per day and approximately 750,000 passengers passed through the Airport in 2012.

The truck, whose call sign is "ARFF 207", is a Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) used at Key West International Airport as the initial / rapid response vehicle to all reported emergencies at the Airport.  The vehicle is a Ford F350 outfitted with a 100 gallon tank of a water / foam mixture, a second tank with 450 lbs of a dry firefighting chemical, and Nitrogen as the firefighting propellant.  Additionally, the vehicle carries a large supply of Emergency Medical equipment, firefighting gear, and rescue tools.

Vehicles

  • Battalion 7 - Command Vehicle
  • ARFF 7 - Striker 1500
  • ARFF 107 - Oshkosh T1500
  • ARFF 207 - Quick Response Vehicle/ Mini-Pumper
  • MCI-7 - F550 Heavy Duty Tow Vehicle with a trailer of medical supplies, generators, lights etc. for major incidents throughout Monroe County
  • 2 Rescue Boats - 15' Rigid Inflatable and 15' Carolina Skiff for near-shore rescues.

The Monroe County Fire Marshal's Office provides quarterly airport operational safety inspections and other fire inspections as required by the FAA and NFPA.