IAFF Local #3217 was started with 94 charter members on March 31, 1989.
Local 3217 Remembers:
MWAA Local 3217 Remembers those who have served.
Firefighter Charlie Dyson
8/18/1956 to 3/4/2003
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IAFF Local 3217:
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local #3217, is made up of nearly 120 men and women working for the MWAA Fire and Rescue Department at two different airports, Reagan National and Washington Dulles. Both airports are located in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C.
IAFF Local #3217 was started with 94 charter members on March 31, 1989. Prior to this, the firefighters were a part of the Federal Firefighters Association because the airports were controlled and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Once the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was created to manage these two airports, the members transitioned over to the IAFF.
Reagan National Airport has one fire station with a minimum staffing level of 13. A new fire station is currently being built to replace the existing fire station and should be open in the next one to two years.
Washington Dulles Airport has two stations, one on the North end in the rental car area and one in the South end on the airfield. A third station is currently being built on the other side of the airfield to help meet response time requirements once the new runways are operational.