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Join the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) as it unveils its state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, equipped with technology designed to save lives in an aircraft emergency

RENO, Nev. (Oct. 10, 2023) – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) Fire Department invite you to a unique hands-on experience and momentous occasion that underscores our unwavering commitment to safety for our community.


RNO Fire Department

1805 Riley Ave, Reno, NV 89502


October 12, 2023

10–11 a.m.

This event, rain or shine, will be both indoors and outdoors. Please dress accordingly.


Carol Chaplin, Chair, RTAA Board of Trustees

Cris Jensen, Chief Operations and Public Safety Officer, RTAA

Todd Ingalsbee, Battalion Chief, RNO Fire Department 

Why and Visuals:

Hear from airport officials and firefighters about ARFF and its role in highlighting the RTAA’s dedication to traveler safety. Photo, video and interview opportunities available.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not state or local taxes. Twelve airlines serve RNO, flying to multiple nonstop destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. For more details, visit