Frankfurt Airport’s New Fire Station 1 Now Operational

Following nearly two and a half years of construction, Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) new fire station 1 went into operation at CargoCity South in February 2021. Located on a 2.1-hectare site, the building complex combines multiple functions under one roof: including the fire station for active firefighting protection of aircraft and buildings, the Firefighting Training Center, fire prevention, an education area, workshops, offices, as well as rest and exercise rooms. An integrated training course allows duty firefighters wearing full-gear with respirator masks to check their fitness and breathing capabilities regularly. 

Thirty-one persons are on duty around the clock at this modern facility. Along with changing rooms, a laundry, a respirator workshop and 33 individual resting rooms, the complex includes a garage for accommodating 18 large fire trucks. “This new fire station is technically state-of-the-art and combines a multitude of important functions,” said Annette Rückert, who heads the fire prevention department of Fraport AG.


The adjoining firefighter training center (FTC) also boasts special features: such as an 8.5-meter-high, 30-meter-long training bridge to help new firefighters get used to heights and to practice for rescue missions. In addition, a 23-meter-high tower is equipped with a smoke generator for simulating a tall burning building. “Our advanced practice facilities let us to train future firefighters under realistic conditions and optimally prepare them for their jobs,” explained Rückert.

With the commissioning of this new station in the south of the airport and the subsequent completion of modernizing the existing fire station 2 in the north, the number of fire stations at FRA will be reduced from four to three. The old fire stations 1 and 3 are being decommissioned. Fire station 4, which began operating when the Northwest Runway was inaugurated in 2011, will be renamed the new fire station 3. The reduction in the number of fire stations will further increase the efficiency of the airport’s fire brigade. It will be possible to deploy personnel more flexibly and reduce the complexity of operations, while simplifying internal training and communication. Rückert added: “The new concept not only not enables us to continue meeting the legally required response times throughout the airport, but also to protect specific areas even more effectively.”

 

Über Fraport AG – Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

One of the leading players in the global airport business, Fraport AG offers a wide range of operational and management solutions based on over 95 years of aviation expertise. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 31 airports worldwide. In fiscal year 2019 (Dec. 31), Fraport generated sales of €3.7 billion and profit of about €454 million. More than 182 million passengers in 2019 used airports around the world in which Fraport has at least a 50 percent stake. Impacted by the Covid-19 global pandemic, Fraport’s majority-owned Group airports welcomed only 52 million passengers in 2020. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on its customers. The Group’s commitment to ensuring a "good trip" to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in its corporate slogan: "Gute Reise! We make it happen". This applies to all of Fraport’s business activities and services at Germany’s largest aviation hub in Frankfurt and the Group’s airports worldwide.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 70.5 million passengers and handled 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2019. Only 18.8 million passengers traveled through FRA in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cargo volumes still reached nearly 2.0 million metric tons in 2020. A leading hub in the global air transportation system, FRA continues to be one of Europe’s most important aviation gateways both in terms of passenger traffic and cargo tonnage.

Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany’s largest job complex at a single location, employing approximately 81,000 people at some 450 companies and organizations on site. Almost half of Germany’s population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub – the largest airport catchment area in Europe. FRA also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt-RMN (Rhine-Main-Neckar) region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region’s dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA’s world route network enables Germany’s export-oriented businesses to flourish in global markets. Likewise, FRA is a key gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace. Thus, Frankfurt Airport – which is strategically located in the heart of Europe – is one of the most important hubs in the global logistics chain.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Fraport AG – Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Flughafen Frankfurt am Main
60547 Frankfurt
Telefon: +49 (69) 690-0
Telefax: +49 (69) 078001
http://www.frankfurt-airport.de

Ansprechpartner:
Jana Schäfer
Corporate Communications Media Relations
Telefon: +49 (69) 690-30714
E-Mail: j.schaefer2@fraport.de
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