The Monroe County Airport is proud to announce the appointment of Brent Thompson as its new Assistant Airport Director. Brent, with an impressive repertoire spanning over two decades in fire service and an extensive background in aviation, embodies a blend of professional prowess and community-oriented vision that the airport believes will significantly enrich its operations.
As a seasoned fire officer at the Bloomington Fire Department, Brent's experience has molded him into a paragon of emergency response. His nuanced understanding of safety protocols, risk management, and incident command, together with his deep-rooted passion for aviation, make him an ideal fit for overseeing the critical Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) operations at the Monroe County Airport. His training background, notably as a Department Training Officer where he implemented a department-wide program instrumental in achieving an ISO 1 rating, will ensure that our emergency response standards are not only met but exceeded.
Brent’s avidity for aviation is reflected in his credentials as a private pilot, clocking in over 200 hours of flight annually, primarily cross-country. This hands-on experience lends a unique “end user” perspective to airport operations, further enhancing the value he brings to his role.
"Brent’s multifaceted expertise, from his time on the front lines of firefighting to his ventures in the skies, offers a holistic approach to airport management,” remarks Carlos Laverty, Monroe County Airport Director. "Moreover, his philanthropic endeavors, including the establishment of the Phoenix Foundation Inc., demonstrate a dedication to community upliftment that aligns seamlessly with our airport’s values." The airport team is confident that under Brent’s guidance, the facility will further its mission to provide top-notch services to pilots, passengers, and the broader community, all while ensuring that safety remains paramount.
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