Besides the regular Fire Department under the authority
of the various city
there is also the airport fire brigade, officially known
as the AOT Rescue and Fire Fighting Department,
which is run by the Airports of Thailand, a
Government-owned Public Company.
emergency-response personnel is trained in a special
category of firefighting that deals with airport ground
emergencies, but also conducts water salutes, i.e. the
ceremonial spraying of an airplane
as a tribute, e.g. prior to or after its maiden flight
or after its retirement flight, i.e. the last flight
before a plane retires from the skies.