On January 26 Denver International Airport (IATA: DEN) and Denver Fire officially opened Denver Fire Station 35 – the airport’s fifth on-site fire station and the first one accessible to the public.
Located at 25365 E. 75th Ave., near Jackson Gap Road and E. 75th Avenue, the new fire station is the first to be dedicated to responding to public safety events on the airport’s landside properties. The station’s location was selected to provide firefighters with quick access to Peña Boulevard, the Federal Aviation Administration’s radar control centre, the Final Approach mobile phone waiting area, the Jeppesen Terminal, the Westin Denver International Airport and transit centre, DEN’s transit-oriented development at 61st and Peña Boulevard and other structures. The other four airport fire stations are located on the airfield and focus on aircraft rescue firefighting and structural response.
“As Denver International Airport continues to grow its physical infrastructure to support our traffic growth, this new fire station will ensure that we have appropriate fire protection assets in place,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “We are exceedingly proud of our close partnership with Denver Fire and all our first responders, whose dedicated men and women help keep our passengers, employees and visitors safe every day.”
The building covers approximately 18,000sq ft (1.672m²) and has four, large apparatus bays and an arced roof which was designed to resemble an aircraft hangar.
Initially, four firefighters, or one company, will be stationed there on a 24/7 basis with one fire engine prepared to respond to calls for service such as medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents and fires. In the future, a fire truck equipped with numerous ladders and other supplies is planned for additional support.