With nearly 800 flights each day, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport hosts nearly 30 million passengers each year. The Airport is one of the major economic engines for Broward County with more than a $13.2 billion annual economic contribution and is Broward County's largest employer. BSO works with the Broward County Aviation Department, the Transportation Security Administration, the Airline Managers Association, airport tenants and ancillary federal agencies to provide law enforcement and fire rescue protection for the 1,400 acre airport site and its 13,000 employees.
BSO provides fire rescue services at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, including structural fire-fighting, aircraft rescue fire-fighting and emergency medical services. Personnel from the Fire Marshal's Office provide prevention services such as new construction plans review, annual fire inspections and the fuel inspection program that includes training classes for employees. The airport command is also active in CPR and safety classes for the Airport community.
Around the clock Fire Rescue services are provided with 1 Engine company, 1 Rescue company, 3 Crash trucks and a Battalion Chief. Members of the Airport Command are required to be in compliant with FAA Part 139 Training requirements which include numerous specialized training topics as well as a live burn annually. The Airport response is complimented from surrounding BSO Fire Stations 32, 17 and 6.