The mission of the Fire Division of the Directorate of Emergency Services is to protect and enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and civilians living, working and visiting USAG Ansbach and to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the community through code enforcement, loss prevention and effective fire prevention and public education programs. The Fire Divison employs highly skilled and professional emergency response teams capable of providing emergency medical, hazardous material, fire rescue, fire suppression and consequence management to mitigate the effects of both natural and man-made disasters.

Ansbach is home to the Installation Management Command Europe Fire and Emergency Services Regional Training Center, the only one of its kind in Europe. Representatives of Emergency Services Directorates and Fire Chiefs from garrisons across IMCOM-Europe meet regularly at the Training Center in Ansbach on Urlas Kaserne to tour the facilities and plan training as well as to take part in or observe certification training of U.S. and German firefighters. The center is designed for hands-on training and academic instruction. Visitors learn about the different training opportunities, observe and refresh their fire-fighting and rescue skills in a variety of training scenarios including fire ground operations, breaching and rescue operations, equipment maintenance, hazardous materials response and emergency communications procedures.

The center also has IMCOM-Europe's only Fire Scenario Simulator, capable of creating an array of emergency situations digitally - and realistically - in order to train firefighters and emergency personnel. Fire and rescue training is a required, regular part of fire fighters annual performance testing and certification.

FIRE DIVISION CONTACTS

Emergency CIV. 09802- 83-112 DSN 112
Non-Emergency DSN 467-2822
Fire Chief DSN 467-3250
Administrative Assistant DSN 467-2822
Fire Prevention DSN 467-2822
Fire Fighting Training Center Admin DSN 467-3277
Fire Extinguisher Exchange DSN 467-2822