Denver Fire Department (DFD) provides fire and rescue services to the employees, visitors and passengers at Denver International airport (DIA). DIA is the largest international airport in the United States, and the second largest international airport in the world. Denver International Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the nation by passenger traffic with more than 50 million passengers flying through annually.
DIA is a city by itself with a containment fuel system, massive hanger/commercial facilities, complex underground transportation system and miles of highway response with potential emergencies to include aircraft fire, fuel and hazardous spills, bio-chemical threats and medical emergencies.
There are four fire stations staffed with a total of 25 fire fighters on duty 24/7 who are certified in Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting. Equipment includes 7 aircraft crash rescue vehicles each carrying 4500 gallons of water, 600 gallons of AFFF firefighting foam, and 500 lbs. of dry chemical extinguishing agent; a structural engine, a structural truck, 2 low profile vehicles, a chief’s vehicle, a special operations apparatus, 2 air stairs vehicles, and a snow cat.
In order to insure the highest quality of emergency readiness, DFD fire fighters participate in continuous training programs to be able to handle dynamic emergency situations and potential hazards at Denver International Airport.