DTW fire fighters get international accreditation

westin-detroit-metro-airport-romulus-united-states-of-america-710837The Airport Authority that operates Detroit Metropolitan (DTW) and Willow Run (YIP) has become the only independent Airport Authority in the US to be accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

In addition to providing a unique and professional fire safety presence for one of the busiest hub airports in the country, Detroit Metro and Willow Run fire fighters are also all cross-certified as highly-trained paramedics, and are able to administer advance life support and medical treatment.

“Our team will respond to more than 3,000 calls for assistance over the course of the year, not just at our airports, but also supporting our surrounding communities, as an instrumental mutual aid partner.” said Airport Authority Fire Chief Mike Evans. “Our response and call-to-dispatch times are some of the best in the industry, and our team understands that attention to detail, and a strategic commitment to safety and continuous process improvement saves lives.”

The Airport Authority Police Department has also maintained international law enforcement accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2008.

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