Corpus Christi International Airport to Commission New Fire Truck

New Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Truck to Honor Fallen Firefighter

Media Advisory

What:   Dedication and Commissioning Ceremony – Rescue 1      

When: Thursday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.           

Where: Corpus Christi International Airport

             Outside of the Del Mar Hangar

             7179 Glasson Drive

Who:    Tyler Miller, CCIA Deputy Director of Aviation    

             John Hyland, CCIA Chief of Public Safety

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) will dedicate and commission a brand-new Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) truck before placing it into service.  Funding for the new $860,000 ARFF truck came from a $692,000 federal grant, with the remaining $168,000 coming from airport revenue.  The truck can carry 1,500 gallons of water and 500 pounds of dry chemicals for fighting fires. 

The ceremony also will honor Lt. Bobby Almager, Public Safety Officer who served at CCIA for 24 years as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, and Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.).  Lt. Almager passed away from complications of COVID-19 in July 2020.  

Members of the media wishing to cover the dedication and commissioning can park at the Del Mar Hangar on Glasson Drive.  When heading south on International Drive toward the terminal, take a left on Glasson Drive and follow the road to the end.  The Del Mar Hangar is on the right-hand side.  The ceremony will be held just outside the hangar.

Please plan to arrive no later than 9:50 a.m. so that airport employees can escort you to the outdoor location.

For more information, media representatives can contact Marketing Manager Kim Bridger-Hunt at 361-774-7871 or email at