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To our community members, passengers, employees and partners:
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority values its place in this community and the environment. We view our responsibilities to you with the utmost importance.
The health and safety of those that use the airport and our neighbors around the airport are our priority. The airport has always worked closely with all of our tenants and users to ensure operations are conducted to comply with all environmental permits and requirements.
The use of fire-fighting material known as AFFF is a FAA requirement. This material, which is specified by the FAA, is used for firefighting emergencies, testing, and training.
Over the past year, airports around the country have become aware of the potential for PFAS contamination from these products. The Ford Airport took proactive steps by voluntarily moving to the FAA-certified AFFF that is the most environmentally-responsible material. We will continue to monitor and implement industry environmental best practices.
It is important to note - we have had no complaints nor any evidence regarding PFAS contamination directly related to our airport. We have been in contact with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality as we work in collaboration to investigate this concern further.Please call the Michigan DEQ for specific environmental questions at 1.800.662.9278. Airport-specific questions can be addressed by calling 616-233-7274 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Gerald R. Ford International Airport will be hosting its second annual Runway 5K! For this truly unique experience, athletes will start by running through the tunnel that goes under the runway, then head out onto one of the airport runways!
This race raises money for the Make a Wish Foundation of West Michigan! The GRR Runway 5k is a must for your fall 2018 calendars (and your bucket list!) and is a great tune-up for your late season half and full marathons. Sign up quick the race will sell out and is capped at 1450 participants.