Situation Update: XWA ARFF Vehicle

XWA older ARFFWILLISTON, N.D. - On Monday, April 5, Williston Basin International Airport personnel, in conjunction with Williston Fire Department, were conducting 3-minute drill trainings utilizing an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) truck. An ARFF is used in emergency response, rescue, etc. of passengers and crew of aircraft involved in aviation accidents and incidents.
 
At 5:19 pm CT this evening while conducting one of these drills, an airfield employee took a corner too fast and rolled the ARFF.
 
The airfield employee was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and was the only individual in the vehicle at the time.
 
The ARFF, purchased used and dating from 1989, will remain out of commission moving forward.
 
Airport operations, including all inbound and outbound flights, remain unaffected at XWA.
 
For additional questions, please contact Airport Director, Anthony Dudas at anthonya@ci.williston.nd.us or 701.875.8594.