The primary purpose and mission of Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue (OIAFR) is to provide fire and EMS services at the Orlando International Airport (MCO).  The Fire Rescue Department has 97 personnel with 11 administrative staff and 86 combat positions.  Combat personnel are trained to respond to:

  • Structural fires
  • Aircraft emergencies
  • Medical emergencies (Advanced Life Support)
  • Fuel spills
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Hazardous materials spills
  • High angle rescue incidents
  • Confined space incidents
  • Active shooter type incidents

Deputy Fire Chief Brenda BishopOIAFR runs over 5,600 calls annually within its jurisdiction responding from three fire stations.  To maintain their level of readiness, the department is involved in continuous training programs year round which includes an FAA required, tri-annual, aircraft emergency with a minimum of 100 passengers.  The Fire Rescue Department consists of four divisions: administration, operations, training, and fire prevention.  Mutual aid assistance from the Orlando Fire Department, Orange County Fire Rescue, and Osceola Fire Rescue is available for large incidents at the airport.  Most of the incidents at MCO are quickly mitigated by Fire/Rescue personnel.  The men and women of Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue are trained and ready to respond in order to protect the visitors and employees at MCO.

Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue, under the leadership of Fire Chief Brenda Bishop, aims to:

Provide quality customer service through the delivery of emergency and non-emergency services with dedication, commitment and integrity.



  • Center Airfield Station
    Centerfield Fire Station
    5605 South Perimeter Road
    Orlando, Fl  32827
  • East Airfield Station
    Eastfield Fire Station
    8801 Heintzelman Boulevard
    Orlando, Fl  32827
  • West Airfield Station
    Westfield Fire Station
    4170 Express Street
    Orlando, FL  32827


  • ARFF A/S 1
  • ARFF A/S 2
  • ARFF C82
  • ARFF CFR81
  • ARFF CFR84
  • ARFF CFR86
  • ARFF D8
  • ARFF E88
  • ARFF E188
  • ARFF G1
  • ARFF Marine 1
  • ARFF R88
  • ARFF R188
  • ARFF S88
  • ARFF T88


Employment opportunities for the fire department are posted with the other employment opportunities with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority on the GOAA Careers web site.

Fire Department administration

Fire Department Administration 407-825-3038
Fire Chief Brenda Bishop
Deputy Fire Chief Tim Mentzer
Division Chief of Training Greg Majka
Division Chief of Fire Prevention Naudere Ghajar
Division Chief of EMS Matthew Dailey
Sr. Administrative Assistant Lisa Seymour
Lieutenant of Logistics Matthew Gibson
Lieutenant of ARFF Training Lucas Green
Lieutenant of Technical Rescue & Structural Fire Training Michael Maddox
Lieutenant of EMS Stephen Zotti
Lieutenant of Fire Prevention Joe Harden