The Rescue Fire Fighting (RFF) Team at Nadzab Airport in Lae Morobe Province is now operating out of the newly built Fire Station.
The RFF Team started using the new Fire Station after it was recently commissioned by NAC Acting Managing Director Joseph Tupiri and the NAC Senior Management Team.
This newly constructed fire station was built as part of the Nadzab Airport Redevelopment Project (NARP) which is jointly funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea and Japanese International Cooperation Agency-ODA Loan.
Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting is an invaluable service in PNG’s aviation industry provided by the NAC at major airports in the country.
The fire station has been built with modern design and optimized systems to boost firefighting operations.
Once the NARP is completed, the Nadzab airport will serve as an alternative international airport to Jacksons International Airport. It is therefore crucial that rescue and fire-fighting capabilities are operational and up to standards, to handle any emergencies.
Meanwhile, during the commissioning of the newly built fire station, the Contractor, Dai Nippon-Nippo Joint Venture, also officially handed over the new Airport Rescue Fire Truck which was also purchased as part of the Nadzab Airport Project.
The Rescue 3 firefighting vehicle complements the operations of the newly built fire station. This would then enable Nadzab firefighting personnel to respond faster and more efficiently to protect lives and aircraft in an emergency.
Investment in this facility and asset underscores NAC Management’s commitment to its core business of providing safe operations and remaining compliant with regulatory requirements.