Federal Cash for Airport Firefighting Service
Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced a $1.8-million grant to help the Sydney airport buy two fire trucks and associated equipment, yesterday.
Airport CEO Helen MacInnis says they’ll still have to work out the details of building a fire service and hiring firefighting staff.
She goes on to say the firefighting service at the Airport is expected to be up and running by next spring.
Airports with annual passenger traffic of 180-thousand are required by federal regulation to have their own dedicated fire service
Sydney has now reached just under 200-thousand.
The Reserve Mines Volunteer Fire Department now provides coverage to the Airport and will continue to cover the airport terminal and grounds outside the airfield once the Airport’s new fire service is up and running.