Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Epworth Iowa Fire Department 

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Retired Captain Clarence Urbain with the Carnegie Hero Award he won in 1958 for his efforts in a trench rescue in Epworth.  The Carnegie Medal is given to “Citizens who voluntarily risk his or her life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the life of another person.”
Retired Captain Clarence Urbain with the Carnegie Hero Award he won in 1958 for his efforts in a trench rescue in Epworth. The Carnegie Medal is given to “Citizens who voluntarily risk his or her life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the life of another person.”

In Memory of Retired Captain Clarence Urbain

Chief Thomas Berger, August 06

The Epworth Fire Department offers condolences to the family of retired Captain Clarence Urbain who passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the age of 95. Clarence served on the Epworth Fire Department for 28 years from 1952-1980 retiring at the rank of Captain. In 1958, Clarence along with Dan McDermott and Bill Mausser were awarded the Carnegie Heroism Award for his part in saving construction workers involved in a trench collapse in Epworth. Clarence served many years on the Epworth City Council and was involved in many projects in the city, putting his carpenter skills to work. Also known ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire responds to Barn Fire

Chief Thomas Berger, May 28

On Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 4:58 a.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a working structure fire located at 18742 Prairie Creek Road, Bernard. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully engulfed milking parlor attached to a large free stall barn with fire throughout the buildings. There were over 180 dairy cows in the cattle shed with the majority able to be evacuated. At least one milk cow perished in the smoke. The farm is owned by Weber Brothers Dairy. The Epworth Fire Department would like to thank and commend the family and neighbors who brought ... (Full Story & Photos)

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In Memory of Retired Firefighter Marc Lahey

Chief Thomas Berger, May 24

The Epworth Fire Department would like to express their condolences to the family of Marc Lahey. The "Mink" served the Epworth Community for 22 years and helped numerous families and people during those years. Always a man of few words, but when Marc talked, we listened and as younger firefighters - we learned. May he rest in peace.


Marc J. “Mink” Lahey, 95, of Epworth, IA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Oak Park Place in Dubuque, Iowa. While his family is sad, the pesky gophers of Dubuque County are breathing a sigh of relief

Because of the unprecedented ... (Full Story)


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Epworth FD reponds to structure fire near Bankston

Chief Thomas Berger, April 16

On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3:01 a.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a working structure fire located at 25005 New Vienna Road, Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully engulfed machine shed with multiple vehicles on fire inside the building. The farm is owned and occupied by Bruce Engelken. Twenty firefighters responded and remained on the scene for over five hours. Mutual aid assistance was provided by the Farley, Holy Cross, New Vienna and Centralia-Peosta Fire Departments for water support with tankers. The 60x40 machine shed and ... (Full Story)


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No Caption The New 702

Firefighter/EMT-P Jacob Reiff, March 24

The Epworth Fire Department has replaced the original Engine 702 which was 2010 Ford F550 with a 500 gal/min pump. The new Engine 702 is a 2019 Ford F550 with a Simon Fire body. It features 1500 gal/min pump, 500 feet of large diameter hose for using the fire hydrants in Vernon Township. This unit is a smaller version of its bigger brothers housed in the Epworth station. This engine will be a great addition to the Royal Wood Drive fire station.... (Full Story & Photos)

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