Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.
The Fire & Rescue Department operates out of Fire Station 301 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Personnel provide a wide range of emergency services including aircraft rescue and firefighting, structural firefighting, emergency medical services-both basic and advanced life support, hazardous materials response, and river rescue.
Fire Station 301 staffs a variety of equipment which includes:
- 1 Battalion Chief
- 2 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) units
- 1 Engine Company
- 1 EMS Transport Unit
- 1 Hazardous Materials Unit
- 1 Medical Care Support Unit
The Fire & Rescue Department at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport also cross staffs 2 River Rescue boat houses which are designated North and South. Our boats provide river rescue service to the Potomac River in the area surrounding Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The North and South boat contain:
- 1 27ft Safe Boat
- 1 23ft Safe Boat
- 2 20ft Enclosed Cab Airboats
- 1 14ft Jon Boat
Fire & Rescue Department personnel assigned to DCA answer approximately 3000 calls for service each year. These calls include mutual and automatic aid to the surrounding jurisdictions of Arlington County, City of Alexandria and the District of Columbia.