Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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No Caption In Memory of Captain Jim Kean

Chief Thomas Berger, January 02

The Epworth Fire Department offers condolences to the family of retired Captain Jim Kean who passed away Saturday, January 1st, 2022, at the age of 84. Jim served on the Epworth Fire Department for 35 years from 1962-1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1979 and to Captain in 1998 - a position he held until his retirement. Jim also served as the Vice-President of the Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen in 1979. Jim was among the many volunteer firefighters who spent countless hours to build the old fire station in the early seventies. Jim had a passion for emergency medical service and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire

Firefighter/EMT Kyle Gansen, December 28

At approximately 7:13am on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 Epworth Fire Department was paged out by Dubuque County dispatch for a vehicle fire at Western Dubuque High School. Upon arrival, EFD personnel encountered a engine compartment fire on a Refuse Truck. Damage was limited to the vehicle due to the driver and a custodian at Western Dubuque HS deploying fire extinguishers on the engine compartment. Epworth Units stayed on the scene for a short time and returned back to service. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Motor Vehicle Accident

Firefighter/EMT Kyle Gansen, November 28

At approximately 3:11 PM on Sunday, November 28th, 2021 Epworth Ambulance and Fire were paged out by Dubuque County dispatch for a single vehicle accident on Monastery Road. The accident occurred at a sharp corner near the intersection of New Melleray RD and Monastery Rd. The vehicle crossed the road and entered the eastbound ditch where it rolled. Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing safety belts and were able to exit the vehicle under their own power. Epworth Units stayed on the scene for a short time and returned back to service. ... (Full Story & Photos)

DRA Awards Epworth Community Fire Department a 2021 Grant

Chief Thomas Berger, November 05

The Epworth Community Fire Department was awarded a 2021 Dubuque Racing Association Grant that allowed for the purchase of firefighting equipment that will be used by firefighters at emergency scenes.

The new collapsible portable fire tank allows for tankers to drop water at fire scenes and return to a water source to refill. The new tank is larger and allows for faster turn around times for tanker shuttle operations. The DRA was instrumental in providing the majority of funding for the project.

The Dubuque Racing Association has awarded over $83,518.00 to the Epworth Community Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

The portable fire tank is utilized at a recent training fire conducted by the Epworth Fire Department
The portable fire tank is utilized at a recent training fire conducted by the Epworth Fire Department

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EMT/Firefighter Kyle Gansen, October 25

It has been a busy month for Epworth Fire Department members. On Saturday October 23rd, members from the EFD trained for the 3rd straight week at a farm house on the Monastery property off of McAndrews RD. During a series of evolutions, members from the EFD, Bernard Fire and Farley Fire took turns participating in live fire drills. Fire Drills consisted of fire behavior, fire flow path, hose line advancement and pump operations. Drills started about 7:30am. Live drills were stopped about 9:45am and the house was completely burned to the ground by 11AM. EFD members stayed on the grounds for an ... (Full Story & Photos)

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