Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting/Snow Removal Equipment

Marquette Sawyer Regional Airport’s operations and maintenance division is responsible for providing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting operations, daily airfield self inspection for FAA compliance, snow removal in excess of 9,000,000 ft2 of pavement to all landside and airside operational areas, building and ground maintenance in excess of 1,200 acres of county property, and the maintenance of a fleet of over 30 vehicles.

Crews battle in excess of 84 days of snowfall per season (more than Steamboat Springs, CO; Nome, AK; Buffalo, NY; Duluth, MN; etc). In fact, Marquette Sawyer Regional operations are best compared to neighboring Canadian airports. Armed with some of the best trained operators and equipment, Sawyer Airport aims to prevent flight cancellations and make winter operations appear routine.