- 1 Type 1 Engine
- 1 ARFF Unit
- 1 Type 6 Patrol
- 1 Captain
- 2 Engineers
- 1 Firefighter
- Certified Emergency Paramedic
- Emergency Medical Technician Basic
- Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Certified
Station #73 was built in 1974, cost $50,000. Station 73’s response area is 20 sq. miles. Response area includes: Prescott Airport Ernest A. Love Field, the second busiest airport in the State of Arizona, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, U.S. Forest Service Fire Center and Tanker Base, Great Lakes Airlines, Ruger Castings Company, and an Industrial park along with Hwy. 89 and Hwy. 89A, State Lands and surrounding rural areas. Station 73 responded to 741 unit responses (calls) in FY 2015.
Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF)
ARFF is the terminology that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has dictated for the airport fire departments across the nation to use for all official communication and correspondence to the Federal government or any other official entity when speaking about airport fire fighting operations.
The purpose of ARFF is to provide fire fighting rescue operations and fire prevention services to air travelers and aviation users so they can be provided with acceptable emergency responses. Services of ARFF include:
- Emergency assistance – aircraft accident response,
- general medical assistance,
- inspection of airport fuel farms and fuel service equipment,
- aircraft hangars and airport-owned buildings and fire sprinkler systems.
ARFF is staffed and operated by Prescott Fire Department personnel (Station 73) whose responsibilities are to respond to all airport incidents, and to respond to all aircraft accidents occurring on or in the immediate vicinity of the airport. ARFF personnel and equipment is funded by the Prescott Fire Department with the Airport contributing to annual ARFF-related training expenses and equipment purchases.