Airport Rescue & Fire Fighters
Cyril E. King Airport
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport
brave fire fighting crew of our Airport Rescue and
Fire Fighter (ARFF) team are available from 7 a.m.
every morning, until the last flight lands at the
airports on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Our ARFF
crew are trained specifically to extinguish aircraft
fires. They assist airlines with removal of disabled
aircraft at our airports. Our ARFF crew are also
certified first responders and are often the first
medical personnel on the scene if a traveler has an
emergency at any of our airports. Our ARFF team is always ready to respond.
absence of any emergencies, our crews take shifts
operating and maintaining our fire trucks and
inspecting our airport runways for fire and aircraft
hazards. They also spend time practicing, training,
maintaining their fire fighting and other emergency
equipment as well as up-keeping the firehouse.
Tours of our airport fire stations are offered year
round to schools, summer camps and other educational
organizations. The tours of the station are
conducted by our fire fighters and include a
detailed explanation of the role of airport fire
fighters, a tour of the entire station, a show and
tell of the fire fighting gear and the highlight of
the tour - a ride onboard one of our fire trucks.
To schedule a fire station tour,
contact our public relations office.