Fire Department Airport Zurich-Kloten

Organization

The Fire Department employs 120 Fire Fighters split up into three shifts with 36 employees each. Within a year they answer about 4'500 emergencies. If needed they will be supported by the Fire Department of the Swissair Group, the Ambulance service, several Fire Departments from cities which are located around the Airport, the police as well as the REGA (air-ambulance), the civil defence and a special unit from the Swiss army. The Fire Department operates one main station and two substations. One substation is located between the runways 14 and 16, the other one is located within the dock A. That allows the Fire Department to intervene at short notice.

Fire trucks

The Fire Department has over ten heavy crash trucks ready for plane crashes. There are three SIMBA dry chemical units with six tons of dry chemical each, three SIMBA water and foam units with 12'500 liter water and 1'500 liter foam each, one MAN/Saval Kronenburg, one Mercedes foam unit with 8'000 liter water and 850 liter foam as well as two Mercedes foam units with 6'500 liter water and 1'000 liter foam each. Furthermore there are two heavy pumpers with 8'000 liter resp. 6'500 liter water and one unit with 540 kg CO2 ready for any fire that may occur within the airport area. An additional heavy pumper that carries over 4'000 liter water, 700 liter foam and 2'000 kg dry chemical is ready for any emergencies on the Tarmac. Additional units such as a Bronto Skylift, emergency stairways, breathing apparatus, heavy rescue, crane as well as command units complete the enormous fleet of the Fire Department.

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