A new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility has been completed and fully equipped with advanced technology that will improve response times in the event of an emergency, officials said.
On Friday morning, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new facility located at the south ramp of the A.B Won Pat Guam International Airport in Tiyan.
The $27.2 million facility has top-of-the-line equipment and will allow firefighters to be better prepared for emergencies.
“The firefighter facility will enhance their response time and also the equipment that will nurture their ability to understand the importance of being a firefighter day and night,” said Guam International Airport Authority fire Chief Raymond Mantanona.
The previous facility is more than 70 years old, and Mantanona said the new, advanced facility was needed by the firefighters.