Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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No Caption Epworth Fire Department responds rural shed fire

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, November 22

On Tuesday November 22, 2022 at 1:12pm the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of structure fire located at 8039 Hartbecke RD, Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully engulfed shed fire. Contents of the shed kept EFD members on scene for about 2 hours. The Epworth Fire Department was also assisted at the scene by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and Maquoketa Valley REC. Cause of the fire is unknown and there were no injuries. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire Dept conduct Grain Bin Extrication Exercise

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, October 18

On Monday, October 17th. 2022 the Epworth Fire Department conducted their monthly drill. With it being harvest season our friends from The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety trained the EFD in Grain Bin extrication techniques. The evening started off with an hour of classroom time followed by a 3hr training exercise at the EFD. The EFD would like to thank officers Dan Neenan and Larry Wilgenbusch for teaching this class and a special thanks to the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau for funding classes like this. Make sure to check out the photos and make sure to follow the Epworth ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Epworth Fire Department responds to vehicle vs tractor accident

Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Gansen, October 01

At approximately 11:38 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Epworth Fire and Ambulance were paged out by Dubuque County Dispatch for a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and a tractor. Both vehicles were southbound on Gun Club Road just north of Dyersville East Rd. The tractor was turning into a field drive and was rear ended by truck. Occupant of the truck was removed from the vehicle by the driver of the tractor. The truck caught fire upon impact and is considered a total loss. Both patients refused treatment and transport to the hospital and were released at the scene. Epworth units ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Suicide Prevention | Mental Health Awareness 2022

Chaplain Nick Elliott, September 30

As we conclude Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few healthy practices that can be easily integrated into your daily life. The idea is that a lot of small, concerted actions can add up to a significant overall effect. Apply some of these ideas on a regular basis and you’ll find yourself feeling rejuvenated and more confident:

• Learn how to cope with negative thoughts: Negative thoughts can be insistent and loud: don’t let them take over. Distract yourself or comfort yourself if you can’t solve a problem right away. Try seeing the issue from all sides rather than from just ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Kyle Gansen, August 16

It's been a busy couple of months for the members of the Epworth Fire Department. In July the EFD celebrated its 74th Annual Fireman's picnic. After the dust settled members participated in a live-fire training exercise in the Northern Part of our Fire District at Camp Little Cloud the following week for July's drill. Augusts drill took the EFD to the County Training tower for ladder and ventilation training. Just a little reminder that Fall is a great time for new members to join the EFD. If you know of anyone interested please have them contact any member of the Epworth Fire Department. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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

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