To remain operationally ready for deployment, the Operations Division is required to maintain its resources fully prepared to meet any assignment received. To that end, it follows department mandates, as well as requirements detailed by state, federal, and international partners to maintain training standards and proficiency.
The Airport Authority procured a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant in 2012 for $900K. In October of 2013, Oshkosh delivered this fully stocked Global Striker w/ Scott Air Packs, eDraulic Hurst equipment and the newest EagleEye Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS).
(CRASH 1) 2013 Oshkosh Global Striker
The Airport Authority procured a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant in 2012 for $3.2M, and in November of 2013, construction of Station #18 was completed.
The facility is approximately 5,000 square feet, has two apparatus bays with direct airfield access, staff offices, a conference room, laundry room, living quarters and a full gym.
Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX)
The airport was originally developed as the Titusville-Cocoa Auxiliary Field by the U.S. Navy in 1939 as a supplemental airfield to the Sanford Naval Air Station. In 1947, the Navy transferred the airport to the cities of Titusville and Cocoa. The cities jointly operated the airport and formed an authority in 1959. In the late 1960's, the airport was transferred to TCAA.
Space Coast Regional has continued to operate as the primary reliever airport for northern Brevard County. For a time, the airport was used for limited commercial passenger aircraft service. Currently, the airport is the base of operation to several fixed base operators, a helicopter flight school and a newly constructed ARFF station. The airport caters to corporate traffic, flights schools, VIP charters and local pilot traffic. Plans are also underway to become the 2nd airport in Florida to become a certified Spaceport in 2016.