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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

AIRPORT FIREFIGHTERS

UPDATED OCTOBER 2011


Photo: Ohio Air National Guard

In 2011, the 178th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard turned over airport fire and rescue services at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport to the Springfield Fire & Rescue Division.

City firefighters underwent specialized training for their new duties.

According to the airport's ``Master Plan Update,'' the fire station - which opened in 2005 - is 19,000 square feet.

The military crash fleet consisted of:

• One P-23 ARFF vehicle containing 3,300 gallons of water, 500 gallons of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), and 500 pounds of dry chemical;
• Two P-19 ARFF vehicles containing 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of AFFF, and 500 pounds of dry chemical;
• One P-18 water tender with 2,000 gallons of water and a drop tank with 3,000 gallon capacity
• One P-10 rescue vehicle equipped with a Hurst Tool (jaws of life)
• One P-22 structural pumper rated at 1,250 gallons per minute that carries 500 gallons of water and 50 gallons of AFFF
• One P-20 command vehicle

The 1,400-acre airport - which opened in 1946 - is located three miles south of the Springfield city limits and consists of two intersecting runways as well as an air traffic tower and terminal.