News | Sept. 27, 2021

Touch-A-Truck

By Senior Airman Johnny Foister 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. - The U.S. Army Transportation Museum at JBLE-Eustis, hosted the annual Touch-A-Truck event September 9, 2021. This event aims to inform the base population about emergency responders, individual preparation and allows face-to-face interaction with the men and women who might respond to an emergency call.  
 
“Not only do we raise awareness in the community, we want the kids and the families to know the first responders that are going to help them,” said James Ferguson, emergency management specialist with the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Emergency Management Flight. “We want folks to be prepared, regardless of the disaster, and we’ve got a lot of educational information that we hand out.”
 
Adults weren’t the only ones learning at the event. First responders gave children a tour of a fire truck, showed examples of unexploded ordinances, and passed out school supplies. 
 
“It’s nice to see the children come out and see the first responder equipment, they can also go and visit the [U.S. Army] Transportation Museum,” Ferguson said. “Each year, they offer their truck pavilion venue for us, and it works very well.” 
 
Ferguson thanked Pam Clark, an emergency management specialist with the 633d CES EM Flight, for organizing all of the agencies that took part in the event. 
 
Better preparedness for an emergency means a more ready force. Joint Base Langley-Eustis first responders stand ready to meet any emergency situation and strive to keep the populace safe.

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