Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
With approximately 202,000 operations in 2004, Scottsdale Airport is one of the busiest single runway facilities in the nation. Approximately 10,000 passengers a year travel through Scottsdale Airport to see the numerous sights across the state of Arizona.
Scottsdale Airport Fire Station 9 is located along the tarmac and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crews at this station have special certification skills and equipment including two foam trucks designed for aircraft firefighting.
The members of the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) team regularly practice skills required to respond to an aircraft emergency or crash. They also provide medical services and fire response to neighboring residences and businesses.
The Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark is a major economic asset for the City of Scottsdale. Centrally located in Scottsdale's only industrial-zoned area, the Airport and Commerce Airpark are primary sources of employment. The Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to more than 30 national/regional corporations and home to nearly 2,200 small and medium-sized businesses with more than 42,000 jobs.