Greater Toronto Airport Authority Fire and Emergency Services

Greater Toronto Airport Authority Fire and Emergency Services

Greater Toronto Airport Authority Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for fire and emergency services at Lester B. Pearson International Airport.


There are two fire halls located at the airport, one to the north end of the airport and other to the south side of the airport. A state of the art training facility (FESTI- Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute) housing two major ARFF training mock-ups, confined space, burn house, smoke tower, flammable liquids training pit and LEEDS awarded Training facility. FESTI offers courses on ARFF, Structural firefighting, Haz-mat, Confined Space, Medical First Responder, Incident Command, CPR, Defib, Fire Extinguisher Training, and Annual Vehicle Pump testing. FESTI is located on Courtney Park Dr. east of Dixie Rd. The Department is divided into 3 divisions, Suppression, Training and Prevention. The Suppression Division is comprised of 4 Platoons/Shifts that include 1 Platoon Chief, 2 Captains and 14 Firefighters.(Total of 17 staff per Platoon)The Fire Training Division (FESTI) includes 1 Chief Training Officer, 9 Training Officers and 1 Training Support Technician. The Fire Prevention Division includes 1 Chief Prevention Officer and 4 Fire Prevention Officers. The Unionized staff are represented by Pearson Airport Professional Fire Fighters Association (PAPFFA) Local 4382 of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF. Previously IAFF Local F-0082. [ link title]

South Hall # 1 is home to 6 fire vehicles:

* Red 1 1998 Oshkosh T-1500 Rapid Intervention ARFF tender
* Red 3 1998 Oshkosh T-3000/Snozzle ARFF tender
* Red 5 2007 Oshkosk Striker 3000 ARFF tender
* Red 7 1997Ford F550 Rescue unit
* Red 9 GMC Savanna Red Command
* Red 11 2000 Superior/E-One Cyclone Triple Combination Pumper/Rescue
* Haz-Mat Response Trailer
* Foam Trailer

North Hall # 2 is home to 5 fire vehicles:

* Red 2 - 2007 Oshkosh Striker 3000 ARFF Tender
* Red 4 - 1998 Oshkosh T-1500 Rapid Intervention ARFF Tender
* Red 6 - 1998 Oshkosh T-3000/Snozzle ARFF Tender
* Red 8 - 2000 Superior/E-One Cyclone Triple Combination Pumper/Rescue
* Red 12 - 2002 GMC 3500 - Mini-Pumper

FESTI- Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute

* Red 14 1999 E-One Cyclone Triple Combination Pumper
* Red 15 1994 Oshkosh T-3000 ARFF Tender
* Red 16 1994 Oshkosh T-3000 ARFF Tender
* Red 10 2000 Ford Expedition
* 2007 GMC Astro Van
* 2006 GMC Suburban
* Haz-Mat Trailer


* 2 Oshkosh T-1500 ARFF Tender
* 2 Oshkosh T-3000/Snozzles ARFF Tender
* 2 Oshkosk T-3000 ARFF Tender
* 2 Oshkosh 3000 Strikers ARFF Tender
* 3 E-One Pumper/Rescue
* 1 Ford F550 Rescue unit
* 1 GMC Savanna Red Command
* 1 GMC 3500 Mini Pumper
* 2 Haz-mat Trailers
* 1 Foam Trailer
* 6 Support Vehicles


* Fire Chief
* Deputy Chief - Operations
* Deputy Chief - Training and Development
* Chief Fire Training Officer
* Chief Fire Prevention Officer
* Platoon Fire Chief
* Fire Captain
* Fire Service Instructor/Training Officer
* Fire Prevention Officer
* Firefighter
* Training Support Technician
* Assistant to Fire Chief
* Administration Assistant
* FESTI Administrator

ee also

* Bombardier Aerospace Emergency Services (Toronto)
* Toronto City Centre Airport Emergency Response Services


* [ GTAA]
* [ YYZ Airport Watch Tour - Pearson Airport Fire Station #2]

North:Fire Services in York Region and Brampton Fire and Rescue
West:Mississauga FireGreater Toronto Airport Authority Fire and Emergency ServicesEast:Toronto Fire Services
South:Mississauga Fire

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