Fire and Rescue

The Fire and Rescue team at East Midlands Airport can respond at a moment’s notice to ensure the safety of all our passengers, aircraft and employees.

Fire and rescue at East Midlands Airport


The Fire and Rescue team at East Midlands Airport can respond at a moment’s notice to ensure the safety of all our passengers, aircraft and employees.

With 54 members of staff and four ‘watches’ – Red, White, Green and Blue – the team are kept at a constant state of readiness, and are able to deal with any number of situations, including:

  • Aircraft accident

  • Aircraft emergency

  • Aircraft ground incident

  • Aircraft standby

  • Domestic fire calls

  • Fire alarms

  • First aid calls

  • Fuel spillages

  • Re-fuelling standbys

The Fire and Rescue service is among the most experienced at any airport in the UK, with a combined service length of 564 years – and rising!

New recruits attend the International Fire Training Centre on a six week course covering all the basic skills. Ongoing training – including training in first aid - is delivered at the airport fire station, covering the broadest array of scenarios that an airport firefighter could potentially face.

Fire Training and First Aid courses

The benefits of your employees being trained and prepared for how to cope with a fire are invaluable. Fire Training will improve the ability of your staff to deal with an emergency and could even save lives. East Midlands Airport Fire and Rescue Service can provide training from specialists with a wealth of experience.

If you are an employer, business owner or are in control of a premises, the Fire Safety order that came into force in 2006 states that you 'must ensure that your employees are provided with adequate safety training'.

By providing Fire Safety and/or Fire Warden training, you are ensuring your employees well being, and protecting your investment in your staff and your business.
All training providers are fully qualified instructors who are currently serving with the emergency services.

Protect your employees and your business by booking your staff on a course;
East Midlands Airport Fire and Rescue Service is a recognised expert in a diverse array of professional training services for the aviation industry, offering structured courses throughout the year.

Please see the below list of available courses;

First aid at work revalidation 4 DayFirst Aid at Work course4 DayCabin Crew EU/Ops½ Day Fire Safety at Work½ Day Fire Warden at Work1 Day


All courses are carried out by qualified instructors & in accordance with National Legislative & Regulatory requirements. Prices include any books, publications, tea, coffee, car parking & certification. Prices are available on application.

For further information email

Did you know

  • There are two female firefighters at the airport.

  • Our firefighters raised over £4,000 for County Air Ambulance by posing for their first calendar in 2007.

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