Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is a vital component to operating an airport. At AEX we continue to invest in equipment to create a state of the art department. Recently delivered was a Oshkosh Striker 3000. This 3,000 gallon primary response vehicle cost $800,000. Expected to be delivered within the next 30 days is an Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV)/Reserve Class A. This state of the art rescue and firefighting responder cost $315,000. Both pieces of equipment join a stable of advanced equipment that ensures AEX can and will respond effectively to any aircraft emergency. This equipment was made possible by Louisiana’s Aviation Trust fund.