Category: Salt Lake City International Airport

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 »

New Park and Wait Lot Coming June 1

Drivers coming to pick up passengers at the Salt Lake International Airport will need to access a new Park and Wait lot come June 1. The new lot is located on the west side of Terminal Drive, prior to the current lot. Instead of exiting to the right, like one does to enter the current… 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 »

SLC Airport Director to Retire

The Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) Executive Director Maureen Riley announced April 13 plans to retire the end of June. Maureen has served as the Airport executive director for the past 10 years. She was appointed to the position by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson in February 2007. Maureen’s experience in… Read more »

SLC Airport Welcomes Fire Chief Fife

The Salt Lake City International Airport is pleased to welcome Ron Fife as the new Airport Division Fire Chief. Chief Fife comes to the airport with 38 years of experience with the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Following in his family’s footsteps, Chief Fife says firefighting is in his blood, as his father Robert Fife served… 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 Operations Director Randy Berg Completes Term as Chair of American Association of Airport Executives

Earlier this month, Salt Lake City Airport Operations Director Randy Berg completed his year-long term as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The AAAE (known as the “Triple-A E”) is an association of over 5,000 airport professionals that offers services, provides professional development, and advocates on behalf of the aviation industry in… Read more »

Salt Lake City Airport Rescue Fire Fighters Receive Honors

On May 27, the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) honored two of Salt Lake City’s Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) team. Airport Fire Division Chief Paul Paulsen received the Meritorious Service Medal. Paul Paulsen has been a member of the SLCFD for 24 years and served in various roles throughout his career. He has… Read more »

Thanks to outgoing Airport Board Member Russ Pack!

In January 2015, Russ Pack completed his final term of service on the Salt Lake City Airport Board. Russ’ seven years on the board culminates an impressive career at Salt Lake City International Airport spanning over three decades. In 1978, the airport hired Russ as a file clerk until he was quickly promoted as a… Read more »