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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 MCAS Cherry Point Fire Department

The Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services (CPF&ES) serving military personnel, their dependants and civilian employees living and working aboard MCAS Cherry Point and its auxiliary landing fields. Many of them will need our help at some time or another.

CPF&ES Firefighters receive fire, rescue and emergency medical training and are certified as DOD Firefighters and North Carolina and/or National Registry certified EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians).

CPF&ES not only responds to structural fires, we also respond to all aircraft emergencies, woods fires, hazardous materials incidents, confined space/trench rescues, auto accidents, water rescues, and medical emergencies. We do Standbys for confined space and other hazardous operations. We also respond Mutual Aid to many of the local Fire Departments in eastern N.C.

Common fire emergencies include structure fires, brush fires, Haz-Mat emergencies, water rescue and car fires. Common medical emergencies include chest pains, car accidents, respiratory difficulty, seizures and ill persons.

MCAS Cherry Point is also a designated Emergency Landing Site for NASA's Space Shuttle. We received initial training for Space Shuttle Emergency Recovery and an additional 672 man-hours of refresher training/scenarios drills each year.


 What Do I Do in Case of an Emergency?

Dial 911
When you call 9-1-1, you should give all of the pertinent information and it needs to be clear. Try to stay calm.
State what kind of emergency it is: fire, car accident, heart attack, Haz-Mat, etc.
Where the incident is: A proper address and directions if in a large building.
Your Name and Call Back phone number: This information is necessary in case the dispatcher needs more information.
Stay on the phone: The dispatcher may ask more questions or want you to stay on the line. Emergency units already are being dispatched even while you are talking with the dispatcher.

NOTE: If you are reporting a house fire, do not call from that residence, go to a neighbor's house across the street and call 911. Children should be taught their home address and telephone number as soon as possible. In most cases, when you dial 9-1-1, the address and phone number of your location is displayed to the 9-1-1 dispatcher. However, this is not always the case because of information that may be called in from a government phone (i.e. 466, 464), cellular or mobile phones.

The dispatcher will begin to dispatch emergency units immediately. Military Police, Fire Engines, and Ambulances are dispatched according to the nature of the call. The closest unit will be sent to ensure that help arrives as soon as possible. It also means that more than one unit may be sent to the scene.

When the fire department responds to a given location, it may be delayed in arriving if the address is not clearly seen from the street. Although it's fairly easy to spot a column of smoke from a fire, it's difficult to see someone's heart attack from the street. This problem is compounded in large buildings like FRC-East. Arriving at a correct address, the engine company finds a huge facility with many buildings in the complex. In an emergency, firefighters may waste critical time having to locate the correct location. It is imperative that someone be standing near the front to direct the emergency units to the appropriate location.

When an emergency vehicle is heard and/or seen, drivers should carefully pull their vehicle to the right of the road and stop. If they are at an intersection, or stopped in traffic when they see lights or hear a siren, drivers should remain stopped and wait until the emergency vehicles have passed. Do not stop in the middle of an intersection or block a side street. Do not make quick or erratic maneuvers. Drivers also should stay 500 feet behind emergency vehicles.

A crash involving an emergency vehicle delays help to those who need it. Firefighters are careful to avoid vehicle collisions by driving slowly when traveling against traffic, or coming to a complete stop at intersections. The cooperation of all vehicles on the roadway is required. Be careful when driving by or around a motor vehicle accident or any situation where emergency vehicles are parked and the firefighters are working. Resist the impulse to "rubber-neck". This can cause additional collisions.

Even though fire apparatus are placed to protect firefighters, tragically, sometimes emergency crews have been hit and killed by passing vehicles.


 Contact Us

Commanding Officer
Postal Service Center Box 8003
Marine Corps AIr Station
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0003

 Base Information  (252) 466-2811
 Military Personnel Locator  (252) 466-2811
 Civilian Personnel Locator  (252) 466-2109
 Facilities Maintenance
 Emergency Line:
 (252) 466-4363
 (252) 466-4364
 Transient Officer Quarters
 (252) 466-5169 / 3359
 Transient Enlisted Quarters
 (252) 466-3060
 Noise Complaint Hotline  (252) 466-1092
 Command Duty Officer  (252) 466-5236

  The DSN Prefix for MCAS Cherry Point is '582' 

   Range Notification: (252) 466-0015