City contracts specialized aircraft fire services company for future airport duties

To meet the growing needs of an expanding city and airport, Idaho Falls is signing a firefighter contractor to cover fire services at Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

The city council unanimously voted to approve a contracting service with Pro-Tec Fire Services for airport-specific fire services during its Thursday meeting. Pro-Tec has contracted aircraft rescue firefighting services in the U.S. and Canada for over 40 years and was the first company to start contracting in this market, according to the company’s website.