Recognising the work of Malta Airport’s Firefighters on International Firefighters’ Day
With safety and security being a topmost priority for Malta International Airport, it comes as no surprise that the airport employs a team of trained firefighters dedicated to providing round-the-clock services that contribute to a safe and secure environment.
Composed of 35 members, Malta International Airport’s Rescue and Firefighting Services (RFFS) team allows Malta’s only air terminal to adhere to the rescue and fire protection requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
The team’s designations range from Chief Fire Officer and Station Officer, to crew commander and firefighter, and while several members are still at the beginning of their careers, having joined the company only recently, others are true veterans with an amassed experience in this field spanning decades.
A good part of the airport firefighters’ day is taken up by training aimed at ensuring that every team member is prepared emotionally, mentally and physically to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency. One of the crew’s top commitments is to bring potential emergency situations under control as quickly as possible, thus limiting disruptions to airport operations and passengers.
Committed to boosting the levels of competency of its RFFS team, Malta Airport continuously invests in training initiatives, such as the organisation of live fire exercises. In addition to this, the airport has recently invested in PBI Gold fire gear, which will offer better protection to the team, and will soon be undertaking a multi-million-euro investment, spread over the short-term, in three new top-quality fire engines.
On International Firefighters’ Day, Malta International Airport is recognising the important role of this segment of its workforce in enabling the company to deliver its promise of providing a safe and secure airport experience to more than 6.8 million guests annually.
If you are interested in joining the airport’s firefighting crew, you may find more information here.
Published on: 03.04.2019