Salina Airport:: ARFF station construction update

SAA News Release

ARFF Station construction update


(January 20, 2011) - Construction of the Salina Airport Authority's new 10,000-square-foot, $2.5 million fire aircraft rescue and firefighting station is proceeding at a rapid pace.

The barn is complete all the way around and will be able to house all of the ARFF vehicles.

"We'll also have the necessary space to perform maintenance on the equipment, a medical decontamination area, and a self-contained breathing apparatus room where we can refill our air bottles," explained David "Gunner" Wiles, manager of operations and security.

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The Salina Airport Authority is a body corporate and politic. The Authority was created by the City of Salina in April 1965 pursuant to the authority granted by the City by the surplus property and public airport authority act of the State of Kansas. The Authority is managed and controlled by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Salina City Commission.

The Salina Airport Authority is home to the Salina Municipal Airport, the Salina Aviation Service Center and the Salina Airport Industrial Center. The board of directors and staff are proactive in providing the citizens ofSalina, Saline County and North Central Kansas with a center that support business and industry, which, in turn, provides jobs and payroll that benefit the region.

The Salina Municipal Airport is the only commercial service airport serving Salina/Saline County and the 22-county area, which comprises North Central Kansas. The airport also services the corporate, business, private aviation and flight training needs of industry, business and individuals in the area.

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