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Snohomish County Airport Paine Field Fire Department
is staffed 24 hours each day to provide firefighting and medical aid to
aircraft incidents and structures on the Airport. Airport Security
has a full-time deputy sheriff on staff. In addition, as part of the
Fire Department division, Paine Field Airport maintains a
fire apparatus repair shop.
On structural fires and emergency medical aid calls, the airport fire
department activates mutual aid responses from the City of Everett,
Snohomish County Fire District 1 and City of Mukilteo. This arrangement
provides crew strength and paramedic level medical care at Paine Field.
Firefighter Eligibility List Posting
In an emergency, dial 911 to receive fire, medical or
The Captain's Office
The Officer’s dayroom (watch office) is a critical location in the station. The room allows the officer an opportunity to see the entire main runway and possibly spot a problem before a pilot is aware there is something wrong with their aircraft.
The officer’s dayroom has a restroom and resting quarters attached, so little time is needed away from the area.
Paine Field's FAA Tower must be notified by pilots if they
experience any problems or have any concerns. The FAA tower will
immediately notify the Public Safety department if it becomes necessary
for airport rescue equipment or manpower to be deployed.
Firefighters will gladly stage their equipment to watch you land
safely—in order to be of greater service during the rare moments when
they are truly needed.
If you have any questions regarding fire department response, please
contact the department at (425)353-1606.
The fire station at Paine Field incorporated a “training wall” and left a 900’ open area on the upper level of the building to allow groups of 15 to 20 firefighters with equipment to discuss training scenarios such as rope evolutions prior to implementation. The deck of the open area has a 2” rubber decking material over a solid vinyl roof material.
The “training wall” is built with cement filled CMU blocks. Anchors rated at 5,000 pounds are available for high angle evolutions and ladder related operations. Anchors rated at 10,000 pounds were incorporated into the floor of the open area.
All working valves (sprinkler control, hydrant, standpipe, etc.) associated with firefighting are located along the training wall area.
The airport hosts “Air Side Drills” quarterly. These drills are quick
evolutions using our mutual resources without having to take them out of
service and may involve a small fire in a hangar to simulate an aircraft with a collapsed landing gear. The drills allow our mutual aid
partners an opportunity to become familiar with the unique rules encountered while driving in the same space as planes fly. The Cities of
Everett and Mukilteo, Fire District 1 and The Boeing Fire Department are regular players in our Air Side Drills.
|Paine Field Airport Public Safety Department
offers an Aviation Fuel & Fire Safety class to
airport FBOs, other fire departments, and aviation- and airport-related
In addition, the Fire Department holds
annual Mass Casualty Incident
The Snohomish County Paine Field Airport Police work under the supervision of the
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Division. The Paine Field Airport Police
are assigned to patrol and perform crime prevention, criminal investigations, and traffic
enforcement on airport property and commercial areas of the airport. Airport tenants and
citizens are encouraged to contact Deputy Jess at (425)438-6217 with any non-emergency questions or concerns. In an emergency, dial
911 for assistance.
Please click here for more information regarding the Snohomish County Paine
Field Airport Police.
On Saturday, July 12, 2003, Paine Field Fire crews responded with
their Foam Unit to a fuel tanker fire on I-5. This unit is a 1988
Oshkosh with 3,000 gallons of water and 410 gallons of 3% AFFF. The
unit was acquired from the Port of Seattle Fire Department in 2001.
With the aid of this unit, and in conjunction with other area
emergency responders, the tanker fire was extinguished and disaster
averted. A recap of Paine Field Fire Department's
mutual aid response to this event is available