Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Contract Value: $6,120,000
Project Dates: March 1995 - June 1996


The Massachusetts Port Authority’s Fire Rescue Department consists of two emergency response stations, enabling Fire Rescue personnel to rapidly respond to any emergency situation.

Fire Rescue's responsibilities include Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Structural Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services, off shore situations and emergencies in and around Boston Harbor.

Massport Fire Rescue
The Fire Rescue headquarters as well as a Fire Rescue satellite station are both located on Boston Logan International Airport’s airfield. Having two stations allows Fire Rescue personnel to respond to any aircraft emergency anywhere on the airfield in well under the three-minute mandated response time.

Massport’s Fire Rescue responsibilities include aircraft rescue and fire fighting, structural fire protection, hazardous materials response (Hazmat), emergency medical services, responding to off-shore emergencies in and around Boston Harbor with the Marine division, which includes the 80 foot Howard F. Fitzpatrick fireboat, as well as fire prevention and inspections. Massport Fire Rescue is part of the Massachusetts Metro Fire District and responds to surrounding communities on a mutual aid system.

Boston Logan’s state-of-the-art fire training facility is used by fire departments from all over the United States and Canada.