New truck, bay for CCFR airport crew

By KEVIN GULLUFSEN
Juneau Empire

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A youngster takes a ride in Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Aircraft Response Firefighting vehicle on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

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Firefighter Mark Fuette helps a child out of the Aircraft Response Firefighting vehicle after taking a ride at a barbecue and celebration for the airport fire station’s remodel on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

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Firefighter Mark Fuette shows off the fire hose in the new Airport Response Firefighting vehicle Capital City Fire/Rescue debuted on Saturday. The hose can spray water, foam or chemicals used to combat diesel fires. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire) Firefighter Mark Fuette shows off the fire hose in the new Airport Response Firefighting vehicle Capital City Fire/Rescue debuted on Saturday. The hose can spray water, foam or chemicals used to combat diesel fires. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

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Community members toured the newly-remodeled truck bay at Capital City Fire/Rescue’s airport fire station on Saturday as part of a celebration for its completion. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Capital City Fire/Rescue celebrated the addition of a new truck and the completion of a remodeled bay at their Juneau International Airport station on Saturday.

The occasion marked the completion of a $2.6-million expansion project funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, the City and Borough of Juneau sales and the state of Alaska.
CCFR staff lead tours of the updated facility, which was expanded 19 feet and remodeled to accommodate the addition of a third Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to their fleet of fire trucks. CCFR keeps two specially-trained firemen on staff at the airport station at all times.
Aircraft fires pose specific problems for firemen, Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto said.