Airport Rescue

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Program Director - Lieutenant Steven Davis

The mission of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is to respond in a timely manner to aircraft incidents, to rescue affected occupants, and to mitigate aircraft emergencies.

It is accomplished through the use of professionally trained ARFF Responders. This includes airport based ARFF, as well as any responders designated in the Airport's Emergency Plan (mutual aid), equipped with appropriate resources of firefighting agent, vehicles, and equipment.

The Waukegan National Airport, which is operated by the Waukegan Port District, services over 50,000 total flights per year and is the second busiest airport in Illinois for international arrivals.

Equipment Specifications

2020 Rosenbauer Panther 6x6

Pump, Extinguishing agents and capacities:

2100 GPM Pump
Pump and Roll capability
625/1250 GPM Roof Turret
500 GPM Bumper Turret
3140 gallons of water
420 gallons of AFFF 3% Foam
500 lbs. of Purple K dry chemical agent

Vehicle Information:

700 HP Volvo Diesel
Top Speed 75 mph
Overall length 39' 3"
Overall Height 12' 2"
Dry weight 47,710 lbs