EMS Airport Operations

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The Section Chief of Airport Operations EMS has oversight of four (4) Basic Life Support (BLS) Engines and four (4) Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances that provide patient transport capabilities. Other responsibilities include managing the HJAIA Automatic External Defibrillator Program, the First Aid and CPR Program, the American Heart Association CPR Kiosk, as well as the Mutual Aid Response Familiarization programs. Additional supervisory oversight in airport operations is provided by one (1) Fire Captain that is equipped with ALS capabilities.

Since 2005, the Airport Operations Division has utilized Mobile Medic Response Teams (MMRT) to reduce response times related to the Standard of Response Coverage. Due to air traffic, emergency response ground units must yield to allow airplanes to have the right of way, which impacts response times to the terminal and baggage areas. Bike teams stage inside the terminals along the concourses providing a quick response.

The Airport Operations Division has eighty-two (82) members that are International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) certified and daily utilize four (4) to five (5) bike teams strategically located at both North and South Terminals and each of the Concourses.