The Wilmington International Airport is protected by Full-Time Firefighters and Public Safety Officers who are also cross-trained in Aircraft Rescue Firefighting.
The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) Public Safety Officers are responsible for all law enforcement and security responsibilities at Wilmington International Airport. Its primary mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment for the traveling public. The Airport Police are responsible for traffic control, criminal investigations, airport community oriented policing, and enforcement of local, state and federal laws at the airport.
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) Public Safety Office: (910) 341-4336
Airport Fire & Rescue
The Airport Fire and Rescue team responds to over 200 calls annually including aircraft incidents, medical emergencies, hazmat spills, fire alarms, and water rescue incidents. The team teaches Fire Life Safety Education by conducting fire station tours to approximately 500 kids and adults yearly. They also teach fire extinguisher and driver training for airport tenants. The Airport Fire and Rescue department provides fire protection for and inspects the fixed based operator (FBO) every 90 days to ensure their fuel service vehicles and fuel farm facilities stay in compliance with both the National Fire Protection Agency Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing (NFPA 407) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR Part 139).
The Airport Fire Rescue department also facilitates ILM’s certified car seat checking station. If you need help installing a car seat into a vehicle, please call ILM’s Public Safety Office at 910-341-4336.