In addition to specialized aircraft rescue and firefighting, the Airport Fire Department (AFD) serves as a full-service fire department providing structural fire response, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, water and ice rescue, and vehicle extrication. Under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the AFD is also responsible for fire code inspections, permitting and plan review, fire investigations and fire prevention activities.

The department provides these services within the geographical boundaries of MSP Airport, which includes the surrounding roadways and waterways, as well as residential and commercial properties included in the department’s mutual aid agreements.

The department employs captains, driver/operators, firefighters and an administrative assistant. Supported by two assistant fire chiefs, Fire Chief Bob Koenig leads this department.

Learn more about the department by clicking on the links below. 

Two firefighters practicing vehicle extrication
Firefighters practice vehicle extrication techniques.


Two firefighters spraying fire retardant on a fire training aircraft during an exercise
Firefighters extinguish a simulated aircraft fire during a training exercise.