Rickenbacker International Airport Fire Department proudly protects 5000 people working in an area of approximately 5 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a airport and industrial area with a small housing complex adjacent. Our department is a public department whose members are on a paid status.
We are a 36 member paid department protecting the largest cargo airport in the US. The department is operated by the Ohio Air Guard and as such is supplemented by a 26 member Guard department. We protect all of the Federal assets on the airport as well as all Aircraft military and civilian. we are responsible for EMS first response on the airport and also respond with the surrounding townships on EMS and Fire.