Operations & Safety

Passenger Safety is Top Priority at RNO

We Move You, Safely

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority’s Operations and Public Safety Department includes police, security, and aircraft rescue and firefighting teams that provide 24/7 public safety and security. Emergency management is coordinated through the airport’s Emergency Operations Center.

You can feel safe while traveling through our airport. Here are some of the security resources available should you need help:

  • In case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Report suspicious activity or unattended items immediately to RNO personnel or Airport Communications at (775) 328-6999.
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    Airport Police

    The RNO Airport Police Department oversees the safety of RNO, its employees, and the traveling public by preserving and protecting public peace and safety, aviation security, and airport law enforcement. Airport Police have Transportation Security Administration (TSA) trained canine teams to assist with security at RNO.

  • RNO Fire Department

    Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting

    The RNO Airport Fire Department protects life and property through firefighting and EMS activities, and manages the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), paramedic, structural, training and inspections at RNO. 

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    RNO Security

    The security team at RNO is responsible for vehicle inspection, monitoring of airfield access gates in order to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations, and quality and compliance of ground security services activities.

Airfield Condition Report

Click on the link below to access airfield condition reports.  Real-time updates are made during snow events and other major inclement weather events.

KRNO Conditions
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    RNO Rules and Regulations

    The RNO Rules and Regulations are intended to ensure safe and efficient operations at RNO, and apply to RTAA staff, Airport tenants and their employees, persons conducting business at the Airport, and the general public using the Airport’s facilities.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) controls all aircraft movements in the air and on the taxiways and runways of the airport.

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    Tarmac Delay Plan

    RNO has prepared this Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan pursuant to 49 U, S, C, §42301 – which describes how RNO would safely provide for passengers and share facilities following excessive tarmac delays.