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New rescue facility up and running at Austin Straubel

7:25 AM, Apr. 25, 2013
Austin Straubel safety crews get new facility
Austin Straubel safety crews get new facility: April 24: Safety crews at Austin Straubel International Airport have a new home with the opening of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility this spring.
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The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility at Austin Straubel International Airport still smells new. It should; it entered service about a month ago.

The building is full of automated, ergonomic and cost-saving features designed to make life safer for crews and to help cut operating costs.

For instance, when an emergency call comes from the control tower, the equipment bay doors open automatically. At the same time, the stove and other electric outlets are shut down. ...

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