The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at 10:00 a.m. for the expanded and renovated Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) facility.
The BTR ARFF facility includes a new state-of-the-art Emergency Command Center that will also function as an Employee Training Center. The center is equipped with touch-screen computers, an HD projection/sound system, a 97-inch HD projection screen, and a 65-inch HD monitor.
The ARFF expansion includes a new officer report writing area with four computers. An enhanced National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) has also been implemented that provides the BTR Airport Police with virtually instantaneous information.
"The BTR ARFF facility is among the most modern and best equipped in the country for an airport of our size," stated Metropolitan Airport Police Department Chief & Airport Security Coordinator Anthony Williams.
Chief Williams also noted that his department recently acquired a new state-of-the-art Striker 1500 Crash Fire Rescue Vehicle that will be housed in the expanded ARFF facility.
Stimulus funds were the primary revenue source for the expansion and renovation of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport ARFF facility.