ARFF (Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting) crews are assigned to the Airport Station, Station 12, located at Mahlon Sweet Field. The station is staffed entirely by on-duty personnel who have been specially trained to provide aircraft rescue and fire fighting services to the Eugene Airport. Station 12 has the lowest staffing level within the department at two personnel – one Captain and one Engineer. Additional trained personnel are assigned to other supporting units at other tiered response stations.
In addition to aircraft rescue and fire fighting services, ARFF firefighters respond on the airport property to structural fires, fire alarms, hazardous chemical spills and releases, and medical calls, where there is at least one paramedic level crew member on duty. The ARFF service is staffed from a pool of 27 certified fire suppression personnel, of which nine are assigned to each of the three shifts. In addition, one additional line Captain oversees the program and is designated ARFF Program Director.