Release: November 2000
Edition Quantity: 3,000
The Ontario International Airport Safety Division was formed in 1971 to serve
the fire protection and law enforcement needs of a growing airport. Ontario
airport is one of four airports owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles
Department of Airports.
The Ontario Airport safety division is a dual function organization with all
personnel fully trained and certified in both fire and police duties. The
department consists of 1 fire officer, 1 police commander, 7 fire captains, 7
police sergeants, and 49 safety officers with the average age less then 35
years. The fire service division operates on a three-platoon system with 14
safety officers and 2 captains assigned to each. Manning has been approved for
an increase to 20 safety officers per shift.
The department's equipment inventory includes:
(2) Oshkosh T-3000s
(1) Oshkosh T-1500
(1) E-One HPR Titan 3000 with a C-50 snozzle
(1) Fire Attacker Hum-V dual agent unit
(1) 1000 gallon foam trailer
(1) Breathing/ Light support trailer
(1) 30' Multi-casualty trailer
(1) 8000 gallon water tender
(1) Multi-casualty decontamination unit.
During an Alert, 2 stand-by the department responds with 4 pieces of crash
apparatus, 1 squad and the multi-casualty unit each manned with a minimum of 2
personnel. During a Alert 3 standby or a reported fire involving an aircraft the
City of Ontario Fire Department responds automatic mutual aid with 1 Battalion
Chief, 4 Medic engines, and 1 truck company.
Ontario Airport safety officers are all EMT certified and respond to all request
for medical aid within the terminals or on board aircraft and traffic collision
on or around the airport roadways with Ontario City Fire responding for ALS
assistance if needed. The Airport Safety Division also has officers trained in
Haz-mat (technician and specialists), Swift water rescue, High and low angle
rescue and Confined space rescue.
Airport fire units respond mutual aid to the surrounding cities and county and
have provided coverage for heli-tac operations during fires in the local
When assigned to police duties the officers work both in the terminal buildings
on foot and in patrol units. Duties include responding to security screening
calls, responding to calls for assistance to include burglaries, robberies, auto
thefts, traffic accidents, airfield security breeched, crimes aboard aircraft,
and traffic control. Officers are also assigned to the airport narcotics
taskforce. The Airport Safety Division also works closely within the City of
Ontario when requested. With a young and progressive department, diversified in
many areas, the Ontario International Airport safety Division is able to give
traveling public and local communities surrounding the airport a service level
unmatched by many other U.S. airports.
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