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AIRPORT RESCUE FIRE FIGHTING
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KHYA - Hyannis, MA - BMA
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Barnstable Municipal Airport
Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA
(KHYA)

Airport Diagram

BARNSTABLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT


Runway 6/24 (NE/SW)
5425' x 150'

Runway 15/33 (SE/NW)
5252' x 150'

Hyannis Airport Tower
119.5
Hyannis Airport Ground
121.9

Civilian Municipal Airport
ARFF by Airport Personnel
and
Hyannis Fire Department

About Airport


Photo of BMA

 



Hyannis Engine 822
This 1992 Emergency One 1250 gpm, 1000 gallon, 60 AFFF Foam Unit.
With pump and roll and a roof mounted foam turret.
It too was designed with the airport in mind and replaced the
1965 FWD / Farrar foam Engine 82.

"Any Time, Any Where, Any Job"
Hyannis Engine 822



Hyannis Engine 822 operating at an airport training drill.



Hyannis Engine 822 at drill.



Hyannis E-822 at drill Oct 2009
 

 

BMA Truck 820
In 1992 the Barnstable Municipal Airport took delivery of a brand new crash truck.
The 1992 Emergency One Titan III has a 1250 gpm pump, 1500 gallons of water,
and a 200 gallon AFFF tank. It also has 450 lbs of PKP dry chemical.
The new truck has a "1" on the side, but is designated as "820"
It initially operated out of the "old" operations building



Airport 820 at Hyannis



Truck 820



Airport crews must train frequently.  A major drill involving area fire / rescue
departments is conducted every year or two.



Truck 820 moved into the new Operations building
in 1998.



Truck 820 - 1992 Emergency One Titan

 

New Operations Building 1998
The new Operations Building at Barnstable Municipal Airport
was constructed on the East side of the airport in 1998.
ARFF occupies two bays in the facility which also houses
snow removal and other maintenance equipment.



ARFF Station at Barnstable Airport



Crash apparatus coming out the north side (normal response) of the Operations building.



Airport 1 (820) and Airport 2 (816) in the station.



Truck 820 responding to training fire.



Truck 820 during a training drill.

 



Airport 816
This vehicle, Airport 2 (816) is a 1999 Ford F450
Rapid Intervention Vehicle with 100 gallons of
Pre-Mix AFFF and 450 Lbs of PKP.



Airport 2 (816) showing the foam and chemical tanks.



Truck 816

 

 



Airport 817
In March 2006, Barnstable Municipal took delivery of a second crash truck.
This Titan HPR 4x4 has a 1500 gpm pump, 1500 gallons, and 200 gallons of AFFF.
It also carries 500 lbs of PKP, has 2 turrets, a generator, extrication tools, and infared vision.
It is housed with other ARFF units in the operations building.
 

Airport 817

Airport 817





The Barnstable Municipal Airport ARFF units in 2006.
 

 



The Hyannis Airport Tower was built in late 1950s.
It would be replaced and torn down in 2012.





Barnstable Municipal Airport Crash 817 responds to a simulated crash drill
in October 2009.

Spectacular October sunset during drill






New airport tower at Barnstable Municipal Airport built 2012.


SEE VIDEO OF BMA ARFF IN ACTION NOV 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

ARFF apparatus and area departments participated in October 2012
disaster drill at the airport.

 

 

 

 

Another airport disaster drill was conducted on October 28, 2015.
A couple dozen victims were treated and fires burned throughout the drill
which was held in a heavy rain storm.

 


 









 

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