National Capitol Region Airports
Professional Firefighters

IAFF Local 3217 represents over 130 Firefighters and Captains of the Metropolitan Washington Airports.

Read More

About Local 3217

Local 3217, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Professional Firefighters Association, was chartered as an affiliate with the IAFF on September 20th, 1989 with 94 members. The formation of L3217 was a result of the formation of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in 1987 to absorb the former Federal Firefighters Association, Local 1 affiliate, firefighters that had worked at the airports under the FAA.

Fast forward to today the members of L3217 are tasked with protection the flying public at Ronald Raegan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport along with supporting our mutual aid partners. The members of L3217 staff a combined four fire stations encompassing response areas of Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, and Fairfax Counties. Members currently operate on the three shift system known as the "NOVA" schedule to provide 24/7/365 coverage. Members are tasked with providing specialized Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF), structural fire protection, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), hazardous materials response, and river rescue capabilities to the flying public and our surrounding jurisdictions.

IAFF Local 3217 badge 

Our Officers                       

 President - Joe Scarpone
Vice President, IAD - Hanh Deniston
Vice President, DCA - Antione Akinbinu
Treasurer - Ronnie Burns
Secretary - Matthew Weschler

Executive Board
Nick Martin
Andrew Crowley
Andy Brown
Kendra Howey
Jeff Ferfolia
Mike O'brien

  Shop Stewards

IAD A - Tyler Tugman
IAD B - Chris Polk
IAD C - Justin Beard
DCA A - Quinton Vaughn
DCA B - Mitch Lewis
DCA C - Derek Wells


News & Information

Card image cap

Capsized boat on the Potomac River

Jul 02, 2023
8 people rescued today from capsized boat

Card image cap

Engine fire of an Airbus A320

Jun 10, 2023
DCA A Shift with an engine fire

In Our Community

Card image cap

Boat 376 on the Potomac

Aug 03, 2023
A great day out on the Potomac behind the wheel of Boat 376.

Card image cap

Rookie Piper

May 10, 2023
Future Firefighter in training!


Card image cap

IAFF Local 3217 Benevolent Fund

Benevolent fund to support its members in times of crisis.

Card image cap

Fill the Boot

Since 1954, IAFF members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions contact us below.