For more than a year, I’ve had the privilege to serve as your Chief of Airport Police and Fire here at King County International Airport/Boeing Field. During my tenure, I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion as to who has jurisdictional responsibility when it comes to police and fire response at the airport. Given that, I’d like to provide you with an overview of who we are and what we do.
The King County Airport Police and Fire Department, commonly known as the ARFF (Aircraft Rescue & Firefighter) unit, is comprised of 18 men and women from the King County Sheriff’s Office. They are uniquely cross-trained to handle police, fire and EMS duties at the Airport. Our staff includes a fire inspector, as well as a dedicated trainer who helps keep our staff trained to the highest level.
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