BRUNSSUM, Netherlands – U.S. Army Garrison Benelux and host nation emergency personnel hosted a community awareness event March 18, 2022 at the Bldg. 8 courtyard at USAG Benelux – Brunssum in the Netherlands.
Personnel with the garrison’s Directorate of Emergency Services hosted the event alongside police from the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Netherlands Marechaussee located in Maastricht) and the local host nation police.
Passersby could explore the available emergency vehicles, shoot water from a fire hose, and partake in free treats and barista coffee for the afternoon. The partnership event aimed to familiarize community members with their local emergency personnel as well as foster friendships between the Dutch and American organizations.
In the event of a real emergency, many agencies would be called to respond, and strong working relationships aid in effective and rapid dispatching.