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John Lewis, the fire marshal for the City of Havelock, left, and Jimmy Sanders, the assistant chief of operations for the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services, shake hands during a training event at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, Oct. 1, 2019. When the need arises, MCAS Cherry Point and the City of Havelock have a mutual aid agreement to assist each other in emergency situations. Even before Havelock had a fire department, MCAS Cherry Point assisted the community with putting out fires and transporting wounded individuals to the hospital. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew King)

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Working together to save lives

9 Oct 2019 | Cpl. Andrew King 10th Marine Regiment

Even if you live off-base, if you’re unfortunate enough to be in a fire, there’s a good chance that some of the 56 personnel with the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services will be there to help.

MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, and the City of Havelock have a mutual aid agreement to assist each other in the event it is needed.

“We have a wonderful working relationship with Havelock,” said Jimmy Sanders, the assistant chief of operations for the MCAS Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services. “Anytime they need us or we need them we respond without hesitation.”

The partnership with the fire departments isn’t one sided either, the Havelock Fire Department ocassionally responds to emergencies on the air station when the need arises.

“Anything they need, we do the best to help out,” said John Lewis, the fire marshal for the City of Havelock. “Anytime there’s something on base we can help with and they call us we automaticaly come and give them a hand with whatever they need.”

Even before Havelock had a fire department, MCAS Cherry Point assisted the community with putting out fires and transporting wounded individuals to the hospital.

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, MCAS Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services and the Havelock Fire Department are visiting local schools to teach students fire prevention techniques. In addition, the staff at the MCAS Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind everyone to review their fire safety plans and to reach out to them for help if they need it.


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