Birmingham Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station

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The Birmingham Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station (Birmingham ARFF Station) is a 17,548 square-foot fire station which opened in December 2022 at 5900 Messer Airport Highway on the premises of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The 4-bay station replaced the former Birmingham Fire Station No. 5, which it had shared with the Alabama Air National Guard. It is staffed with Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service personnel, who work under contract to the Birmingham Airport Authority.

The $12.4 million station building was designed by Clay Dorsey of Dorsey Architects and built by Construction Works Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Almost 80% of the cost of construction and equipment was provided through Federal Aviation Improvement Program grants.


  • "Blaze One", 2022 6×6 Rosenbauer Panther crash tender with 3,000-gallon water tank and 400 gallon foam tank
  • "Blaze Two", 2022 4x4 Rosenbauer Panther crash tenderwith 1,600 gallon water tank and 210 gallon foam tank
  • "Crash 27", 2006 Ford F-550 Crash Rescue Equipment Service RIV
  • Airport Battalion Chief


  • Poitevint, Bobby (November 29, 2022) "Birmingham airport unveils new fire trucks designed just for aircraft emergencies."
  • "Inside the New $12.4 Million Fire Station at Birmingham’s Airport." (December 12, 2022) The Birmingham Times
  • Garrison, Greg (February 7, 2023) "Birmingham Airport Authority will pay city for firefighters at new airport fire station."