Korissa's Goodbye

This last year has gone by so fast, but I am grateful to have been the intern at GFK. Every day has been fun and I learned so much to take onto my professional career.

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2019 GFK Triennial

  Every 3 years, the Grand Forks International Airport conducts a large-scale emergency exercise that is reviewed and monitored by the FAA. Airports must complete a triennial exercise as part of their compliance with FAA regulations. Our triennial Emergency Drill on September 18th was a great success. There were several improvements already implemented to improve…

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Korissa's Blog: ARFF Training

The GFK ARFF Department 🧑🏻‍🚒 conducts training once a month on a whole bunch of topics to keep our airport safe✈️ Over the last year, the department has completed a variety of trainings from simple fire extinguishers to a large scale disaster drill🚒 #FlyGFK

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Korissa Firehose Bowling

How do firefighter train and have fun at the same time? Go bowling with fire hoses! As you can see, I am super excited to hit the pins, cause there was about 25 tries before this!

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Korissa on an Airfield Inspection

One of the coolest opportunities I get as an intern, is that sometimes I get to cover 24 hour shifts for the full-time employees if they are gone. Covering a 24 hour shift gives me a ton of experience and the responsibilities just as a full-time GFK Operations/ARFF Specialist. Our department is open 24/7 with…

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Korissa, 3rd from Left, attending AAAE Conf.

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives. AAAE’s 6,500 individual members represent over 875 airports across America and 560 members represent countless companies and organizations that support airports. Over the years, since the organization’s birth in 1928, AAAE has grown into an organization that delivers a…

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Aircraft Surface Painting at GFK

Have you ever looked at a runway and wondered why it’s painted the way that it is? Runways, Taxiways, and Aprons all have different paint requirements including what type of lines, reflectivity beads imbedded in the paint, width of the spray, and the color. Runways markings are always white, taxiways have yellow paint, and apron…

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Crack Sealing at GFK

When you think of North Dakota, most people immediately think of cold. Freezing temperatures, blinding winds, and months of snowstorms are common occurrences here. Extreme weather has a long-term effect on pavement, and here at GFK, we have a lot of pavement! The cold weather causes the ground to contract when it freezes, and in…

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