Fire Department Statistics
The Port of Seattle Fire Department (POSFD) is an all career department of 72 firefighters servicing the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the surrounding Port of Seattle properties. Our firefighters are certified to NFPA1001 FFI / FFII standard with additional training in ARFF, CSR, HazMat, Technical Rescue and EMT.
The public we serve is defined by the volume of travelers, businesses and visitors to our airport. It is a dynamic in constant flux. Below are some of the factors impacting the work we do.
- More than 31 million people and over 269,000 metric tons of cargo travel through Sea-Tac facilities annually.
- There were 317,873 landings and takeoffs in 2009.
- An average of 55,376 vehicles traveled in and out of Sea-Tac each day in 2009.
- The Sound Transit Elevated Light Rail system operates to the airport, where it makes more than six-million trips annually.
- There is a 20-million gallon petroleum storage facility with associated high pressure supply and pumping pipelines on site.
- A Center for Disease Control facility relies upon us to facilitate the transportation of controlled substances.
The Port of Seattle Fire Department averages 4,800 calls per year. Beyond emergency and service calls, we conduct more than 2,400 building, construction and fueling inspections each year. We also monitor over 1,600 extinguishers and AEDs, and maintain an alarm systems with more than 6,500 devices throughout the airport.