Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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Website Visitors
March 13, 2008
Visitors Today
Feb 15, 2019

Responses 2019
Jan 22
Total 22

Responses 2018 - 2015
2018 239
2017 225
2016 199
2015 170

Responses 2014 - 2000
2014 192
2013 177
2012 182
2011 191
2010 190
2009 187
2008 185
2007 198
2006 173
2005 142
2004 182
2003 183
2002 148
2001 164
2000 172

Responses 1999 - 1985
1999 176
1998 195
1997 174
1996 208
1995 163
1994 173
1993 167
1992 150
1991 140
1990 120
1989 165
1988 139
1987 130
1986 117
1985 143

Responses 1984 - 1970
1984 124
1983 115
1982 111
1981 100
1980 100
1979 77
1978 94
1977 97
1976 80
1975 64
1974 63
1973 46
1972 46
1971 50
1970 58

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Rural Board President Bill Brown (center) presents directors Joe McQuillen (L) and Bill Beyer (R) retirement gifts for their service to the Epworth Fire Department
Rural Board President Bill Brown (center) presents directors Joe McQuillen (L) and Bill Beyer (R) retirement gifts for their service to the Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Rural Board Members Honored.

Chief Thomas Berger, January 19

On January 12, 2019 at the annual appreciation President's Party, the Epworth Community Fire Department honored long time members for their service to the Rural Board. The ECFD is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that contracts with townships and smaller cities to provide fire and ambulance service to their area. At the annual meeting in November two members announced their retirements. Joe McQuillen served the board for 45 years, with many terms as President of the Board. Bill Beyer also retired after 36 years of service to the Board. They are being replaced on the board by their sons, ... (Full Story & Photos)

EFD Annual Appreciation Presidents Party

Chief Thomas Berger, January 16

On Saturday January 12th, 2019 the Epworth Community Volunteer Fire Department held it's annual appreciation Presidents Party. Active Firefighters, Honorary Members, City Council & Rural Board Members were in attendance for dinner and awards. In 2018 the members of the department responded to 239 calls for service which requires numerous volunteer hours donated by our members. We also thanked the spouses and the families of the members who also sacrifice their time with the members so they can respond to emergencies. In addition to the calls, there are also numerous hours volunteered annually ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kyle Mueller is awarded the 2018 Firefighter of the Year award for the Epworth Fire Department.
Kyle Mueller is awarded the 2018 Firefighter of the Year award for the Epworth Fire Department.

Epworth Fire members attend Grain Dust Explosion training

Firefighter/EMT-B Dan Kramer, December 18

On Monday night Dec. 17th Epworth Fire Department members attended a Grain Dust Explosion training class held by Instructor Dan Neenan from Northeast Iowa Community College. (NECAS). The training was held at Epworth Fire station.

The members learned various techniques for responding to Grain Dust fires including scene size-up, safety, and fire suppression/water level needs.
In addition to class room training, the members were also shown a simulated dust explosion using the NECAS simulator.

Thanks to Dan and NECAS for providing this training.

... (Full Story)

Epworth Fire members conduct Extrication Training

Firefighter/EMT-B Dan Kramer, October 29

On Monday Oct. 22, 2018 the Epworth Fire Department members practiced a motor vehicle extrication training scenario.
Members of the department practiced scene size up, scene safety, as well as patient extrication using various power and hand tools. Epworth Fire members try to do this training on a regular basis. Seen here are a few pictures of this training. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire responds to structure fire at 9578 Royal Wood Dr.

Chief Thomas Berger, September 26

On September 26, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. the Epworth Fire Department was paged by Dubuque County Dispatch to respond for a reported structure fire at 9578 Royal Wood Drive in rural Peosta. Upon arrival of the first engine at 8:16 p.m. firefighters found a garage fully involved with fire and heavy smoke extending into the residence. The occupants were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and when they opened the garage door to investigate, they found fire in the garage area. All occupants were able to escape. Mutual aid assistance was provided by the Centralia/Peosta Fire Department, Key West Fire ... (Full Story)

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