ANSBACH, Germany (Nov. 14, 2013) -- Cold weather is arriving in the Franconia region of Germany. This can mean icy roads, kitchen fires, winter sports accidents, seasonal mood disorders, and hypothermia.

U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Safety Office held its Winter Safety Day Oct. 28 at Duggan Gym at Barton Barracks to educate garrison personnel on how to combat these potential problems. The event included training on winter driving, winterizing vehicles, fire extinguisher use, proper nutrition, cold weather acclimation, first aid, automated external defibrillator use, suicide prevention and hunting and skiing safety.

In case of emergencies, the military police at USAG Ansbach can be reached at 09802-83-114 or DSN 114 for the Ansbach-area kasernes and at 09841-83-114 for the Storck Barracks area, the fire department at USAG Ansbach can be reached at 09802-83-117 or DSN 117 for the Ansbach-area kasernes and at 09841-83-117 or DSN 117 for the Storck Barracks area, and the ambulance at USAG Ansbach can be reached at 09802-83-116 or DSN 116 for the Ansbach-area kasernes and at 09841-83-116 or DSN 116 for the Storck Barracks area. These telephone numbers should be programmed into cellular and other phones for easy access.