Our administrative officers include the fire chief and two assistant fire chiefs. The chiefs, and their four support staff members, manage the daily business functions, including; policy development, budget, regulatory compliance, safety and health, clerical support and departmental oversight.
The Operations Division (Fire Suppression) is comprised of personnel and apparatus designated to respond to the various emergencies and calls for service at Sea-Tac. The Division is separated into three shifts, each staffed by one Captain serving as the shift commander, two Lieutenants, and 15 fire fighters. Apparatus consists of 3000-gallon ARFF trucks, fire engines, medical aid/rescue vehicles, a Hazardous Materials response unit, a medical support/disaster unit, a foam re-supply vehicle, and the command vehicle. The Port of Seattle Fire Department responds to approximately 2500-3000 alarms each year ranging from aircraft emergencies, medical responses, structure fires, and hazardous materials.
The Fire Prevention division of the POSFD helps to assure safety and fire regulations are met within the port airport properties. The division, comprised of fire prevention lieutenants, inspectors, plan reviewers and an alarm specialist, work closely with contractors, architects and maintenance personnel. It is a busy office and vital component to the safe operation of the airport.
Training, Supply & Support
The Training Division, Firefighter Mechanic and Support Services complete the POSFD staffing. These specialized members assure that the department is properly equipped and trained.