Emergency Response, Safety & Security

With 24-hour security patrols and a secure, fully-fenced airfield, safety and security are an ongoing priority for DuPage Airport.

Take a closer look at the measures that set DuPage apart:

  • 24-hour FAA control tower funded by the Airport Authority:
    UNICOM: 122.95
    Ground Control: 121.8
    Clearance Delivery: 119.75
    ATIS: 132.075
  • 24-hour Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)
  • Access control and surveillance
  • Excellent snow removal capability using state-of-the-art equipment
  • No noise restrictions
  • Training and certification in First Aid, CPR, and on-site AED (Automatic External Defibrillators) by all Airport Authority employees
  • Agreements with law enforcement, public safety, and other first responders
  • Comprehensive wildlife management program
  • Aviation Surface Weather Observation Network systems (ASWON) sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Department of Defense (DOD) include:
    • Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) to ensure accurate surface condition reports 24-hours a day. Call (630) 584-2728 for a current report any time, day or night
    • FAA Stand Alone Weather Sensors (SAWS) back up the ASOS.  The sensor suite in SAWS provides additional critical information to our Air Traffic Controllers
    • The Scan Cast monitoring system on our runways and taxiways combats ice during the winter months. Pavement conditions are monitored 24-hours a day to prevent icy conditions.

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