Monroe County Fire Rescue / Key West International Airport, Station 7 is the fire station that protects Key West International Airport by providing fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF). Fire Station 7 is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a total of 13 ARFF firefighters, with 3 to 4 firefighters per shift. A variety of crash rescue equipment is stationed and maintained at Key West International Airport with a primary mission of protecting the traveling public and aviation related property preservation.
Additionally, Monroe County Rescue, Fire Station 7 stands ready to provide mutual aid to other agencies as needed and able. Fire station 7 crews at Key West International Airport responded to a total of 251 incidents in 2016. Key West International Airport had 50 to 60 commercial flights per day and approximately 750,000 passengers passed through the Airport in 2016.
The Monroe County Fire Marshal's Office provides quarterly airport operational safety inspections and other fire inspections as required by the FAA and NFPA.