An airport is a complicated environment that requires around-the-clock care to ensure safe and efficient travel for the users and tenants. The Helena Airport complex is much like a small city with a variety of infrastructure components that require on-going maintenance. The Airport Maintenance Department is responsible for the up-keep of all Airport-owned buildings, equipment, airfield surfaces, roads, and landscaping, including clearing runways, taxiways and roads of snow. In addition, the Maintenance personnel are trained as qualified responders to any Airport emergencies that may occur. With oversight provided by the Maintenance Lead, Maintenance staff complete the large array of tasks required to keep the Airport in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all weather conditions.
Public Safety Department
The Airport Custodians work rotating shifts to ensure the Terminal and other Airport buildings are clean and inviting to the users of the Airport. Like the Public Safety and Maintenance employees, Custodial workers are qualified responders who take action in the event of an Airport emergency.
Airport Fire Rescue
Although air travel is generally one of the safest means of transportation in the world today, it is essential that airports remain proficient in the ability to respond to fires and aircraft emergencies. The majority of the Helena Regional Airport employees are trained as emergency responders to ensure the highest level of safety for the traveling public. The Helena Airport owns several Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles and related equipment which increase the ability to ensure safety for tenants, passengers and aviators.