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Public Safety and Security at RDU

Passenger safety is a priority at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Local and federal agencies onsite at the airport ensure that the airport is safe and secure.

For emergencies, call 919-840-2111

  • Lost and found reunites passengers with their missing items.
  • Safety precautions in place at RDU keep the airport secure during emergency situations.
  • Backup generators and power sources ensure that the airport can remain open and operable in the midst of inclement weather and power outages.
  • RDU’s Contingency Plan for Tarmac Delays addresses the airport’s approach to excessive tarmac delays.
  • In the case of emergency situations such as a fire or terminal evacuation, announcements made in the terminals instruct passengers on what actions need to be taken.
  • Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are strategically located in both terminals.
  • Fire extinguishers are located throughout the terminals and parking garages.