Garrison firefighter selected as IMCOM-E Fire Service Instructor of the Year


USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Michael Ambacher, USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Emergency Services-Fire Division, was recently selected as the Installation Management Command-Europe Fire Service Instructor of the Year. He now takes a spot in the Army-wide award consideration.

Ambacher joined the DES Fire Division more than a year ago after 22 years of experience with the Canadian Fire Service. His contributions stretch from conducting routine community fire safety trainings to complex emergency operations and preparedness facilitation. He’s best known for his ability to lead others and develop unique training that meets the demands of both the missions and the individual trainees.

During 2017, Ambacher trained garrison firefighters in forced entry, and search and rescue with limited resources, improvising by using the vacant former Patch Elementary School to conduct this unique training. Additionally, he arranged the 2017 DES Fire open house at the Panzer Main Exchange. He is currently planning another open house for June 9.