Release: March 2000
Edition Quantity: 3,000
The Space Gateway Support (SGS) Fire Department serves Cape Canaveral Air
Station and the Kennedy Space Center. Geographic boundaries extend 34 miles
north to south and 10 miles east and west, covering over 150,000 acres with over
20,000 employees and 10,000 visitors daily. The SGS Fire Department is
contracted by NASA and the United States Air Force under the Joint Base
Operations contract (JBOSC).
The Department is divided into two districts. District One encompasses the Cape
Canaveral Air Station and has three Fire Stations. District One provides
protection for all processing and launching of Expendable Launch Vehicles.
District Two encompasses the Kennedy Space Center and also has three Fire
Stations. District Two provides protection for the processing, launching and
landing of the Space shuttle vehicle. Both Districts provide twenty four hour
seven day a week coverage for Structural Response, Aircraft Response, Hazardous
Materials Response, Technical Rescue Response, ALS medical Response, Fire
Inspection, Fire Engineering and Launch/Landing suppression and Rescue Team
coverage for all Shuttle and unmanned missions. SGS Fire Services also provides
Mutual Aid to Brevard County and Port Canaveral.
Thirty eight pieces of Apparatus are used by the department these include:
Structural Fire Fighting Engines, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles, ALS
Ambulances, Hazardous Materials response units, Armored Personnel Carriers and
an amphibious tracked vehicle.
All fire services personnel are certified to the level required by each job
function i.e. Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician or Flight Crew Rescue
Team Member. Physical conditioning is prime importance, and accomplished with a
physical fitness program Departmental Personnel also participate in activities
on and off the Space Center Promoting fire Safety and demonstrating fire service
capabilities and participating in events such as the Fire Fighter Combat
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All Code 3 Fire
Trucks & Emergency Vehicles are:
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