Army Community Service - Army Emergency Relief (AER)
US Army Garrison - Brussels
Unit 8100, Box 08
APO, AE 09714-9998
Phone (DSN) 314-366-6804
Fax (DSN) 314-366-6896
Planning for Emergencies
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Army Community Service at USAG Benelux - Brussels operates the Army Emergency Relief program. ACS is also the point of contact for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Air Force Aid Society. AER provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, Active Duty and Retired, their dependents, and surviving spouses and orphans of deceased Soldiers/Retirees. AER also offers scholarship opportunities for College aged dependents and Spouses. For further information call DSN 314-368-9783 or from a civilian phone 011-32-2-717-9783.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) Afterhours
If you are in need of AER Assistance outside of normal duty hours you must phone the American Red Cross Emergency Communication Center at 001-877-272-7337. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Traveling By Car
If coming to Brussels by car, it is advisable to map out U.S. military installations that are on your itinerary (or close to it). In Belgium, you can call the Military Police Station at USAG Benelux - Brussels if you run into a problem.
Car Emergency Procedures
If you break down on the highway (autoroute/snelweg), stay clear from traffic. You must put on your reflective vest and place your emergency warning triangle 100 meters behind the vehicle. Walk to the nearest emergency phone (indicated by orange signs). If you have reached the orange emergency phone, slam on the yellow button. This will put you in touch with the "Gendarmerie" (in French) or "Rijkswacht" (in Dutch), the equivalent of what you might call the state police. Explain your problem to this dispatcher. They can send out an ambulance, fire truck, or tow truck. If you are already a member of an Automobile Association such as ADAC in Germany, or Touring Secours for Belgium for instance call them for assistance.
Emergencies in Belgium
|USAG Benelux - Brussels - Military Police (MP) Desk||
|USAG Benelux - Brussels - Host Nation Police Liaison||
112 with Cell Phone
|Belgian Police||COM 101|
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Victim Advocate Coordinator (VAC)/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SHARP SARC) The Victim Advocacy program provides 24/7 advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (Hotline Number for Civilian Victims: 0472-90-1068). Services include the ability to take both restricted and unrestricted reports of domestic abuse and the ability to take unrestricted reports by civilians of sexual assault, provision of emotional support, safety planning, coordination of emergency services, and information on other available resources. Victim advocates do not provide counseling, they provide services to support and empower victims to make and carry out decisions. All interactions are confidential.
Red Cross functions for the USAG Brussels community are now covered from the Spangdahlem office. The Spangdahlem American Red cross contact information is as follows: DSN 314-452-9440; CIV 0049-6565-619-440/241.
Red Cross Afterhours
For after hours and week-end emergencies please call 001.877. 272.7337
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