Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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No Caption Epworth 76th Annual Fireman's Picnic and Silent Auction

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, July 02

The Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen will hold their 76th Annual Firemen’s Picnic on Friday, July 12th at the Epworth Fire Station. The event kicks off at 6pm and runs until midnight. There will be great food, cold refreshments, kid’s rides and activities as well as some wonderful local entertainment by Mark Zalaznik from 7P-10P. This family orientated event is the annual fund raising event that supports the operation of the volunteer fire department. We will have some music entertainment for your enjoyment and the children’s rides continue to be a crowd favorite. The main fund raising event ... (Full Story & Photos)

In Memory of retired Captain/Paramedic Stan Hoefer

Chief Thomas Berger, March 14

The Epworth Fire Department is saddened by the loss of one of our Honorary Firefighters, Stan Hoefer. Stan joined the Epworth Fire Department in 1975 and served for 25 years. He rose through the ranks of the department serving as a Lieutenant and he retired as a Captain. Stan also was the President of the Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen in 1991-92 and he also served multiple terms as Vice President previous to his presidency.

Stan was an active member of the volunteer ambulance service and was in the department's first EMT, EMT-Intermediate and also one of eight members who took the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Captain Stan Hoefer conducting a live fire training evolutions in Epworth, IA.
Captain Stan Hoefer conducting a live fire training evolutions in Epworth, IA.

No Caption Epworth Fire Department participates in Simulation Training

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, February 29

On Feb 29th, 2024 the Epworth Fire Department hosted Simulation in Motion-Iowa or SIM IA. Simulation in Motion – Iowa (SIM-IA) is a mobile education program designed to bring state-of the art clinical education to pre-hospital (EMS) and hospital professionals throughout the state using high-fidelity human patient simulators and trainers. These simulators allow healthcare professionals to perform hands-on education and skill performance for illnesses and traumas they encounter frequently, as well as those that occur less commonly but are high stakes. By using mobile simulation labs (i.e., trucks) ... (Full Story & Photos)

Epworth Fire conducts Air Care Training

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, October 30

On October 30th, 2023 the Epworth Fire Department hosted Flight Nurse Dennis Bradley from AirCare 3-Dubuque. Dennis gave a presentation on the requirements to transport a patient, landing zone guidance of a helicopter and a tour of the AirCare helicopter. This helicoptor is stationed at the Dubuque Regional Airport and staffed 24/7. Special thanks to the AirCare team for providing a highly informative training. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption EFD August Drill Update

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, August 22

The Epworth Fire Department conducted their monthly drill on Monday Night 8/21/2023. 20+ Members arrived at the station at 6:00pm and completed a thorough check of all EFD vehicles. Members of the EFD then toured Western Dubuque High School and conducted a walk through of the building. Members were able to view all the mechanical rooms, hallways, kitchen and all the area's affected by the construction at WDHS. Members preplanned in the event of a fire or EMS call at the high school and/or adjacent Industrial Tech building. To conclude the night members of the EFD completed a discussion with Sue ... (Full Story & Photos)

Patron Saint of Firefighters
Guide us St. Florian on our every call,
Return us home safely one and all...


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Epworth Fire Department
PO Box 436
191 Jacoby Drive East
Epworth, IA 52045-0436

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