Airport Fire Department
The Indianapolis Airport Authority Fire Department (AFD) began operation in 1946, then known as the Weir Cook Municipal Airport Fire Department. The AFD ensures the safety and security of the Indianapolis International Airport and its associated reliever airports in Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks and Morgan counties.
The department has two stations and meets the FAA requirements of an Index D Airport, responding three ARFF vehicles to the center of the farthest runway, with the first applying water within three minutes of the alarm call and the other two within four minutes.
Airport Emergency Exercise
The Airport Emergency Exercise, required by the Federal Aviation Administration to take place once every three years, evaluates airport operations plans in the event of an emergency. During the exercise, critical functions such as incident command and control, rescue methods and procedures, and triage of injured victims are assessed.
The 2022 full-scale, multi-emergency training exercise involved airport personnel, first responders and participants from more than 30 organizations in the Greater Indianapolis Area.
View exercises from previous years.
Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk
It only takes two steps to save a life: call 9-1-1 and push hard & fast. The Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk located near Gate A8 teaches travelers how to perform CPR and save a life. It features a touch screen with a video that gives a brief "How To" followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. With the help of a practice mannequin, or a rubber torso, the kiosk provides feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement; factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.Hands-Only CPR
Firefighters hold minimum certifications as Firefighter II, EMT or Paramedic, ARFF and CPAT. The department hires already certified firefighters and takes online applications year round. Learn more about applying to the Airport Fire Department below.AFD Careers