A Message from the Chief

A Message from the Chief...

Fire & Rescue ChiefThe Authority's Fire & Rescue Department was formed from the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Branch when the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 to operate Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports. The department is a full service department.

The department maintains a highly trained workforce through daily in-station and out-of-agency training. The department also participates in the National Fire Protection Association Professional Firefighter Qualifications Certification Program through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Fire Programs. All personnel are certified Emergency Medical Technicians through the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I encourage you to consider a career as a firefighter with the Authority's Fire & Rescue Department. We seek highly qualified individuals who wish to use their training and expertise to provide the best services possible to our airport communities and the flying public.

Gary A. Mesaris
Fire Chief