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We regularly receive requests from all over the world from folks wanting to trade patches with us. We unfortunately cannot do the trades for a number of reasons. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Operating as usual

This last week Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services hosted a Boat Operator course taught by Rescue 3. The class cert...
07/11/2021

This last week Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services hosted a Boat Operator course taught by Rescue 3.

The class certified 15 of our personnel to ensure we provide the best service we can for our community!!

Congrats to everyone and thank you to our instructors for a great week!

Today we gathered to celebrate 26 years of Captain Tom Burgess’s career!! On May 1st 1995, Captain Burgess began his car...
07/09/2021

Today we gathered to celebrate 26 years of Captain Tom Burgess’s career!! On May 1st 1995, Captain Burgess began his career here at Fort Belvoir when he was hired for the position of fire fighter Tom moved up through the ranks serving the ranks of Sergeant/Technician from 1997 to 2000. Lieutenant from 2000 to 2007 in supervisory Firefighter Captain from 2007 until his retirement. Captain Burgess recalls memorable moments from his career being the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Ebola scare and the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Captain Burgess was an essential part of the organization and encouraged team memebers to get engaged and progress. He has been an outstanding firemen and leader and the organization is losing lots of institutional knowledge.

Enjoy your retirement Captain Burgess we wish you a long and happy retirement with your family and friends!!

This week crews conducted EMS drills running cardiac arrest events! Great work by everyone!!
07/07/2021

This week crews conducted EMS drills running cardiac arrest events! Great work by everyone!!

07/04/2021
Station 464 and Station 463 got together to run some lines in the burn building!! Great efforts by all!!
07/04/2021

Station 464 and Station 463 got together to run some lines in the burn building!! Great efforts by all!!

This beautiful day started with shift PT !! Up and active everyday!!
07/03/2021

This beautiful day started with shift PT !! Up and active everyday!!

Airfield familiarization taught by Firefighter Kass!  Great class lots of information!
07/03/2021

Airfield familiarization taught by Firefighter Kass! Great class lots of information!

07/02/2021

As the 4th of July is approaching this weekend please listen to the following message from Fire Protection Specialist Jett!!

Be safe everyone!

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Fire Medic Brown led the crews in some Hazmat meter training this morning!
07/02/2021

Fire Medic Brown led the crews in some Hazmat meter training this morning!

On Wednesday June 30th, 2021 Firefighter Medic Smith retired with 22 years of service with the Fort Belvoir Fire & Emerg...
07/01/2021

On Wednesday June 30th, 2021 Firefighter Medic Smith retired with 22 years of service with the Fort Belvoir Fire & Emergency Services Division. FF/M Smith worked for the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES)-Fire & Emergency Services Division, United States Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, from March 1999 – June 2021. Beginning in April 2008, Firefighter Medic Smith accepted the position of Firefighter Medic, a position he held for the last 12 years of his civilian service.

FF/M Smith served a first responder during the September 11th terrorist, responding to the Pentagon. His dedication to serve was demonstrated in multiple days of working at the Pentagon supporting rescue and recovery efforts.

Firefighter Medic Smith’s achievements and exemplary performance, which culminate a distinguished 22 year career, are in keeping with the highest tradition of Government Service and reflect great upon himself, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the Army Materiel Command, and the Department of the Army.

On Wednesday June 30th, 2021 Firefighter Medic Smith retired with 22 years of service with the Fort Belvoir Fire & Emergency Services Division. FF/M Smith worked for the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES)-Fire & Emergency Services Division, United States Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, from March 1999 – June 2021. Beginning in April 2008, Firefighter Medic Smith accepted the position of Firefighter Medic, a position he held for the last 12 years of his civilian service.

FF/M Smith served a first responder during the September 11th terrorist, responding to the Pentagon. His dedication to serve was demonstrated in multiple days of working at the Pentagon supporting rescue and recovery efforts.

Firefighter Medic Smith’s achievements and exemplary performance, which culminate a distinguished 22 year career, are in keeping with the highest tradition of Government Service and reflect great upon himself, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the Army Materiel Command, and the Department of the Army.

Yesterday was Firefighter Medic James Smiths last shift at Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services as he is retiring. H...
07/01/2021

Yesterday was Firefighter Medic James Smiths last shift at Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services as he is retiring. Here are a few pictures from his last tour. Fire Medic Smith you were a wealth of knowledge and are leaving this organization better than it was because you were a part of it. You taught everyone around you whatever you could and were always willing to give a helping hand. We hope you enjoy your retirement we know the family will enjoy having you home. We wish you the best!!

Congratulations!!!

What a beautiful day to do some drafting! Station 463 getting some reps in!!
07/01/2021

What a beautiful day to do some drafting! Station 463 getting some reps in!!

We regret to inform you all that Retired Assistant Chief Beck passed away June 27th 2021.  He was a great chief of our o...
06/30/2021

We regret to inform you all that Retired Assistant Chief Beck passed away June 27th 2021. He was a great chief of our organization and passed his legacy on through many to include his son who is a retired Lieutenant from Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Dave Beck. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and we would like you all to keep them in yours.

We regret to inform you all that Retired Assistant Chief Beck passed away June 27th 2021. He was a great chief of our organization and passed his legacy on through many to include his son who is a retired Lieutenant from Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Dave Beck. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and we would like you all to keep them in yours.

Congratulations to our Director or Emergency Services Mr. Frank Hentschel who retires after 33 years of Federal Service....
06/30/2021
Retirement For Mr H

Congratulations to our Director or Emergency Services Mr. Frank Hentschel who retires after 33 years of Federal Service. Here’s a video with just a portion of his accomplishments.

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retirement video

Congratulations to our Director or Emergency Services Mr. Frank Hentschel who retires after 33 years of Federal Service....
06/30/2021

Congratulations to our Director or Emergency Services Mr. Frank Hentschel who retires after 33 years of Federal Service. Mr. Hentschel performed all of his assigned duties in a superior manner while serving as the Installation’s Director of the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), United States Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, from May 2014 – June 2021. Before becoming the Director of Emergency Services, he has served as a Deputy Director of Emergency Services at Fort Belvoir since January 2008. Mr. Hentschel leaves the Fort Belvoir team for retirement. He has become indispensable to all Fort Belvoir Garrison Commanders, Command Sergeants Major, Deputy Garrison Commanders and Belvoir Garrison Directors and is considered by many personnel, Garrison and Mission Partners, as a public safety expert.

He has expertly facilitated the intent of a dedicated public servant for all Garrison Commanders and Command Sergeants Major he has worked for over 13 years and meticulously and flawlessly engage all interested stakeholders, partners, staff and reliable emergency services response and mitigation efforts are exceeded everyday. His ability to quickly and professionally handle critical sensitive and complex emergency services actions is exemplary.

He is a professional, conscientious, dedicated leader who contributes to every activity with which he is involved. His Civilian career includes numerous noteworthy achievements, including leading the entire DES through installation significant changes and growth due to BRAC 2005; completing complex inquiries from senior leaders; executing successive, complicated personnel actions; supervising and mentoring junior and senior employees; and expertly facilitating countless advancements in physical security and emergency services delivery throughout Fort Belvoir and the Army.

Mr. Hentschel also participated in updating the Master Plan for Fort Belvoir. Collaborating with Garrison Directors and implementing changes to the installation infrastructure to support installation preparedness and emergency services requirements. He oversaw the site security and construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir and facilitated the public safety planning process for the site. He worked on balancing budgets and adjusting TDA requirements to meet Installation Management Command’s standards. Mr. Hentschel also participated in Army wide security and emergency services industry planning and mission readiness initiatives. He was also instrumental in overseeing the Division’s funds and modernizing DES facilities and bringing Fort Belvoir’s first responder professionals with the highest of quality personal protective equipment that contributed to ensuring health and safety was top priority. He was instrumental and overseeing the installation’s first public safety emergency communications center consolidation. He consistently focused on bringing Fort Belvoir’s Garrison Installation preparedness into and beyond the 21st Century. Mr. Hentschel is known as an organizational and community leader that takes initiative to ensure everything he impacts is for everyone positively and professionally. He is consistently a team leader and takes initiative to ensure everything he impacts is state of the art and forward thinking.

He has been a constant during excessive change and progress at Fort Belvoir and is working for his eighth Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander.

Mr. Hentschel is an outstanding executive leader with the highest professional and moral standards and is a worthy role model for fellow leaders, directors, managers, colleagues and subordinates. His achievements and exemplary performance, which culminate a distinguished 33 year federal care, are in keeping with the highest tradition of Government Service and reflect great upon himself, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the Army Materiel Command, and the Department of the Army.

Best wishes to a Happy & Healthy Retirement!

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Today finished up the Swiftwater Technician course certifying 15 our of team members!!  Solid work and team work by ever...
06/30/2021

Today finished up the Swiftwater Technician course certifying 15 our of team members!! Solid work and team work by everyone!

Thanks to our instructors who took the time to come and teach from Rescue 3! You all were knowledgeable and awesome to work with!

Today was day two of the swift water technician course held at Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services !! An awesome da...
06/29/2021

Today was day two of the swift water technician course held at Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services !!

An awesome day of training and more to come as these guys and gals finish up the course!!

Today is #PTSDAwarenessDay Not all wounds are visible. It’s ok not to feel ok. It’s brave to identify if you have  #PTSD...
06/27/2021

Today is #PTSDAwarenessDay

Not all wounds are visible.

It’s ok not to feel ok.

It’s brave to identify if you have #PTSD.

Treatment is available.

First responders, healthcare providers and service members are susceptible.

Talk to someone about it. It’s ok.

Today is #PTSDAwarenessDay

Not all wounds are visible.

It’s ok not to feel ok.

It’s brave to identify if you have #PTSD.

Treatment is available.

First responders, healthcare providers and service members are susceptible.

Talk to someone about it. It’s ok.

Happy Friday from station 464 and Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services!!!!
06/25/2021

Happy Friday from station 464 and Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services!!!!

Happy Friday from station 464 and Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services!!!!

06/24/2021

With the 4th of July around the corner here’s a message from our community risk reduction branch fire protection specialist Shinn on firework safety!! Fort Belvoir Fort Belvoir MWR Fort Belvoir Police Department

#fireworksafety #happyfourth #communityriskreduction

Congratulations!!
06/20/2021

Congratulations!!

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect in 1863, the last enslaved people would not get word of their...
06/19/2021

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect in 1863, the last enslaved people would not get word of their freedom until June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. Today, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and it's now a federal holiday with President Joe Biden signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act this week. We join our community In Remembering and Celebrating. Fort Belvoir US Army Military District of Washington

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect in 1863, the last enslaved people would not get word of their freedom until June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. Today, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and it's now a federal holiday with President Joe Biden signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act this week. We join our community In Remembering and Celebrating. Fort Belvoir US Army Military District of Washington

Accredited agencies are described as being community-focused, data-driven, outcome-focused, strategic-minded, well organ...
06/19/2021

Accredited agencies are described as being community-focused, data-driven, outcome-focused, strategic-minded, well organized, properly equipped, properly staffed and trained.

This is a great description of Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services! Accreditation would not have been possible if not for the efforts of each and every member of our TEAM!!

Accreditation is an international recognition of achievement. It shows to our community that our agency continually self-assesses, and looks for opportunities for improvement

Thank you all for your efforts to improve our organization for the best to our community!!

#bettertogether #CPSE

We remember and celebrate.  #Juneteenth Fort BelvoirRead the "Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance" from Preside...
06/18/2021

We remember and celebrate. #Juneteenth Fort Belvoir

Read the "Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance" from President Joe Biden: https://go.usa.gov/x6PTq

FF Rapp who recently departed from our team to be alongside his wife’s for her next assignment stopped by for a brief fa...
06/18/2021

FF Rapp who recently departed from our team to be alongside his wife’s for her next assignment stopped by for a brief farewell. Station 465 crews presented him a with commemorative shield to say thank you for his hard work and commitment to the team. #foreverfamily

FF Rapp who recently departed from our team to be alongside his wife’s for her next assignment stopped by for a brief farewell. Station 465 crews presented him a with commemorative shield to say thank you for his hard work and commitment to the team. #foreverfamily

Quarterly Fire Chief All-Hands Day 2 today! Proud to officially welcome Public Safety Dispatcher Davis and FF/Medic Deue...
06/17/2021

Quarterly Fire Chief All-Hands Day 2 today! Proud to officially welcome Public Safety Dispatcher Davis and FF/Medic Deuell with our Department Challenge Coin to personally commit to our community and our mission by living up to our Core Values on & off duty. Additionally, we Proudly honored Assistant Chief McDoniel for 25 Years of Service and FF/Medic Brown for 10 Years of Service. Congratulations to all!

Reps and sets everyday! Get after it!
06/16/2021

Reps and sets everyday! Get after it!

Today kicked off our first town hall of the week with a powerful story from Firefighter Card. Firefighter Card discussed...
06/15/2021

Today kicked off our first town hall of the week with a powerful story from Firefighter Card. Firefighter Card discussed his personal story pertaining to COVID. Thank you Firefighter Card it means a lot to your brothers and sisters to have you share your story. It shows them how much they mean to you and how much you want them to stay healthy.

For 246 years, the United States Army has stood strong in the defense of this Nation. This year, our Army faced unpreced...
06/14/2021

For 246 years, the United States Army has stood strong in the defense of this Nation.

This year, our Army faced unprecedented challenges that swept our Nation and the world. We are incredibly proud of the commitment, resilience, and hard work of our Soldiers from the Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserves, and all of our Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life. It is because of you that we remain a symbol of strength and hope around the world.

Join us for the Army Birthday Showcase, Honoring the Courage of the American Soldier, on June 14th at 1000 EST, along with other events taking place online at https://www.army.mil/article/245293

We are honored to serve with the world's finest men and women. We will never forget the sacrifices of those who gave the last full measure. We serve to honor the legacies and sacrifices of our past heroes.

Happy 246th Birthday, United States Army!

People First! Winning Matters! Army Strong!

For 246 years, the United States Army has stood strong in the defense of this Nation.

This year, our Army faced unprecedented challenges that swept our Nation and the world. We are incredibly proud of the commitment, resilience, and hard work of our Soldiers from the Active Duty, National Guard, and Army Reserves, and all of our Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life. It is because of you that we remain a symbol of strength and hope around the world.

Join us for the Army Birthday Showcase, Honoring the Courage of the American Soldier, on June 14th at 1000 EST, along with other events taking place online at https://www.army.mil/article/245293

We are honored to serve with the world's finest men and women. We will never forget the sacrifices of those who gave the last full measure. We serve to honor the legacies and sacrifices of our past heroes.

Happy 246th Birthday, United States Army!

People First! Winning Matters! Army Strong!

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6100 Abbot Rd
Fort Belvoir, VA
22060

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For Fire or EMS emergencies on post: (703) 781-1800 For Non-Emergency/General Information-703-806-6911 North Post/Fire Station 463 6100 Abbott Rd Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (703) 806-6911 Belvoir North/Fire Station 464 7130 Barta Rd Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (703) 806-1911 South Side/Fire Station 465 5930 16th Street Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (703) 805-4911 Davison Airfield/Fire Station 466 8915 Gavin Rd Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (703) 806-7095 Fire Prevention 9701 Gunston Road Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 (703) 805-2091 Posting Guidelines. As a rule we follow the U.S. Army’s Facebook policy as a reference and/or visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx. Controversy and fair disagreement can be great – such discussion can liven things up and provide valuable insight to the issues and concerns of interest to followers of this page. Fort Belvoir FES leadership routinely checks into the page, and regularly provides guidance to the staff about policy and procedure issues that arise here. You can trust that fair and reasonable postings here are not deleted just because they may be contrary to other commenters or the admins. However, comments that trash other readers, that are clearly based on rumor, that involve some serious vulgarity, breach of security, or that are just plain rude, will be deleted. We believe the vast majority of this page’s followers expect nothing less. We want your participation in discussions here, but ask that you please consider that our interactions are driven by a shared sense of respect for all opinions and people. When in doubt about whether to post something or not, ask yourself: ■ Am I being helpful, or detracting from the conversation? ■ Would I behave this way offline? ■ If I were new to Fort Belvoir, would this make me feel welcome? ■ Could this hurt somebody’s feelings? ■ Would I use this tone or language if I were talking to the Post Commander? While Fort Belvoir’s FES Facebook fan page is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed: ■ We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. ■ We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. ■ The Army is prohibited from endorsing or appearing to endorse non-government organizations or individuals. Therefore, as the official Fort Belvoir FES fan page, postings of a commercial nature, such as sales of goods or services, will be prohibited and removed. ■ We do not allow comments suggesting or encouraging illegal activity. ■ You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided. We continue to work on and refine guidelines for use of the various Social Media sites created in the name of Fort Belvoir FES and our community. This document, like the Social Media itself, is evolving. Online collaboration is changing how all of us work and communicate, and how we engage with each other. Social computing can help build stronger, better relationships. That comes with responsibility. If you participate in Fort Belvoir FES's social media community, please follow these "rules of engagement": ■ Stick to your area of expertise and provide unique, individual perspectives on what's going on at Fort Belvoir. ■ Post meaningful, respectful comments -- in other word, no spam, and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive. ■ Pause and think before posting. Reply to comments in a timely manner, when a response is appropriate. ■ Respect proprietary information and content, and confidentiality. ■ When disagreeing with others' opinions, keep it appropriate and polite. ■ Be transparent. Your honesty -- or dishonesty -- will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Use your real name and be clear about your relationship to Fort Belvoir. Transparency is about your identity and relationship to Fort Belvoir. ■ Perception is reality. In online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a Soldier, Employee or Family member affiliated with Fort Belvoir, you create perceptions about yourself and Fort Belvoir. These are the perceptions of not just our colleagues, supervisors and commanders, but of our families, friends and the general public. Do us all proud. Be sure that all content associated with you is consistent with your values and professional standards, and those of the Army and Fort Belvoir. ■ It's a conversation. Talk online like you would talk to real people in person. Don't be afraid to bring in your own personality and say what's on your mind. Consider content that's open-ended and invites response. Encourage comments. Be nice -- remember the Golden Rule. ■ Are you adding value? There are millions of words out there. The best way to get yours read is to write things that people will value. Social communication should be thought-provoking and build a sense of community. If it helps people improve knowledge or skills, solve problems, or understand the Army and Fort Belvoir better, then it's adding value. ■ Your Responsibility: What you write is ultimately your responsibility. Participation in Fort Belvoir's online community is not a right but an opportunity, so please treat it seriously and with respect. ■ Be a Leader. There can be a fine line between healthy debate and incendiary reaction. Do not use Fort Belvoir's social media sites to denigrate organizations or individuals. Frame what you write to invite differing points of view without inflaming others. ■ Some topics slide very easily into sensitive territory. So be careful and considerate. Once your words are out there, you can't get them back. Inflammatory discussions will be removed by site administrators. ■ If it gives you pause, pause. If you're about to publish something that makes you even the least bit uncomfortable, take a minute to review these guidelines and try to figure out what's bothering you. Discuss it with your friends, co-workers, or spouse. Ultimately, what you publish is yours, and so is the responsibility. So be sure. Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of Fort Belvoir FES,Fort Bevloir, the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. These guidelines will evolve over time. If you have suggestions for these guidelines, please share them here or by E-Mail to [email protected]

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