VBFD Partners with JEB Little Creek-Ft. Story to Dedicate Joint Fire Station

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- More than 400-years after the first English settlers arrived in America, history is once again being made near the "first landing" site which occurred in 1607.

The Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story and Virginia Beach Fire Department is dedicating a joint use fire station on base on June 22 at 11:30 a.m.  This is a first for the Navy and the City.

Captain Joey Frantzen Commander, JEBLCFS, along with Virginia Beach Fire Chief David Hutcheson will be the primary speakers.  Virginia Beach Mayor Louis Jones will also attend along with other honored guests. 

Despite the historical significance of this joint federal and municipal fire station, both parties agree the added protection it affords both the military and civilian populations in this area of Virginia Beach are even more important.  Benefits include:

  • Reduced response times for North End residences
  • Improved mutual aid capacity to support JEB Little Creek- Ft. Story
  • Improved survivability profile for citizens with life threatening medical emergencies, water emergencies or those trapped by fire

​MEDIA NOTE:  Media desiring to cover this event should contact the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story Public Affairs Office at 462-8423/2640 by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.  Media will need to be at JEB Fort Story Gate 8 Pass & ID parking lot no later than 11:00 a.m., June 22.

 

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