Category: Safety

SLC Airport Keeps Runways in Tip Top Shape

To keep its runways in top condition, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports performs regular maintenance—including asphalt overlays—to protect the safety, integrity and functionality of the runways. Salt Lake City Airport’s (SLC) airfield consists of three runways for airlines as well as a general aviation runway. On July 31, 2017, SLC began an overlay… Read more »

Canines Working at the SLC Airport

As passenger traffic continues to increase at Salt Lake City International Airport, law enforcement officers are working to keep passengers safe and secure. The Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) do this with the help of explosive detection canine teams. SLC Airport Police explosive detection canine teams patrol all areas of the airport—both inside… Read more »

SLC’s Award-Winning Snow Removal Crews

Did you fly in or out of the Salt Lake City International Airport this past winter during a snowstorm? If so, you may not have known it at the time, but there was an award-winning snow removal crew working hard to ensure a safe arrival or departure of your plane. The Dept. of Airport’s snow… Read more »

Salt Lake City International Airport Names New Police Chief

On July 1, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports selected Craig Vargo to serve as Airport Police Chief. Chief Vargo is the first to rise through the ranks of the department to serve in this important position. Chief Vargo has 27 years of law enforcement experience, 25 of those at Salt Lake City International…. Read more »

SLC Employs New Lifesaving LUCAS 2 Device

At the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), we are always looking for steps we can take to improve our response to an emergency medical situation. SLC currently has 50 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the airport and approximately 250 employees trained in CPR and AED techniques approved through the American Heart Association, to assist… Read more »