For optimal fire safety, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has its own fire department. Under normal circumstances, our airport fire department is at the scene of an aviation incident within 3 minutes after being notified. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fighting an aircraft fire is specialized work. The safety of passengers and employees is of great importance to the airport. The fire department must therefore be on the scene quickly with the right equipment. The fire department has large fire engines, which are called crash tenders. To ensure that the fire department is quickly on site, there are 3 fire stations: Post Sloten, Post Rijk and Post Vijfhuizen.