The El Paso International Airport is owned and operated by the City of El Paso.
The airport is located approximately 5 miles northeast of the downtown business
district in the City of El Paso at an elevation of 3,958 feet.
Airport provides fuel, line services, terminal facilities, and instrument
Air Traffic Control services are provided by the FAA El Paso
Air Traffic Control Tower
There are 2 air carrier runways and 1 general
aviation runway located at the airport.
El Paso International is an
index 'C' airport requiring a minimum of two aircraft firefighting vehicles to
be available during air carrier operations.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
require personnel that work in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting maintain their
proficiency in the following:
- Airport Familiarization
- Aircraft Familiarization
- Personal Safety
- Emergency Communication
- Fire hose, turrets, nozzles and other equipment
- Fire extinguishing agents
- Emergency aircraft evacuation
- Firefighting operations
- Adapting structural equipment to aircraft firefighting
- Aircraft cargo hazards
- Airport Emergency Plan
ARFF certification encompasses 120 hours initial
training in the above subjects and recurrent annual training. Fire fighters
assigned to the ARFF division must attend an annual live burn exercise. The El
Paso Fire Department has used the training facilities at Salt Lake City, Texas
A&M, Dallas-Fort Worth and Lubbock to accomplish this requirement.
Currently, the City of El Paso does not have a FAA compliant training facility
to satisfy this requirement.