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May 26, 2021

Fighting fires on the Ghost Fleet

80 students from 23 different agencies and support staff from 22 agencies arrived at JBLE-Eustis on May 21, 2021, for ship-based maritime firefighting training. Maritime vessels require fuel and other combustible materials to operate properly; human error, electrical fault and other factors can lead to a maritime fire at any time.

Nov. 13, 2020

At port or on dry land, fire department will defend

Firefighters assigned to the 733d Civil Engineer Division’s Fort Eustis Fire Department conducted a live-fire exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 9, 2020.

Aug. 10, 2020

Hurricane Ready: firefighters provide chainsaw training

As peak hurricane season approaches in Hampton Roads, late August through late October, firefighters assigned to the 733rd Civil Engineer Division Fire and Emergency Services provided chainsaw training to active duty U.S. Army Soldiers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 6, 2020.

Oct. 16, 2019

Fort Eustis Fire Department hosts open house

The Fort Eustis Fire Department welcomed families to its open house at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 12, 2019. The event offered free activities, giveaways and food for its attendees in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.

Oct. 19, 2018

Langley firefighters rope way to preparedness

Firefighters assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a Rescue Technician One Course, here, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 18, 2018.

Sept. 5, 2018

Fort Eustis Fire Department receives international accreditation status

The Fort Eustis Fire Department at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, received Internationally Accredited Agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, Aug. 10, 2018. The Fort Eustis Fire Department is one of 250 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status from the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. There are 13 fire departments within the state of Virginia that have achieved accreditation.

July 26, 2017

Firefighters tackle hazardous materials with new equipment

Blending in among the typical fire trucks and equipment in the Fort Eustis Fire Department, sits a bright red truck filled with hazardous material detection equipment.

Sept. 27, 2016

JBLE to host Fire Prevention Week activities

It is tradition for fire departments throughout the U.S. to engage in National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week is scheduled for Oct. 9 through Oct. 15. The theme for this year’s event is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date”, stressing the importance of maintaining efficient smoke detectors inside your homes. The Fort Eustis Fire and Emergency Services Flight is dedicated to educating families on fire safety, the importance of having an evacuation plan and ensuring that every bedroom has a functional smoke detector.

Sept. 13, 2016

Fire safety: useful tips

It’s 2 a.m., and your family are sound asleep. You are awakened by a smell of smoke coming from the hallway. Tired and confused from the effects of the smoke, you know you need to get to safety, but you and your family are trapped inside the bedrooms because the fire started while everyone was asleep. Why did the smoke detectors not sound?