Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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The new mobile computer purchased with a 2020 Dubuque Racing Association Grant
The new mobile computer purchased with a 2020 Dubuque Racing Association Grant

DRA AWARDS $2,500 GRANT FOR EMS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

Chief Thomas Berger, April 23

The Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen were awarded a 2020 Dubuque Racing Association Grant that allowed for the purchase of a new mobile computer terminal device for emergency calls.

The new computer allows the department to communicate with the Dubuque County 911 Communications Center in order to receive pertinent patient information. This ensures privacy of patient information and reduces our radio traffic. It also allows information to be transferred to our patient care reports and allows the volunteers to start on paperwork while returning from the hospital.

The DRA provided a $2,500.00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire Department conducts forcible entry training

Kyle Gansen Firefighter/EMT, April 21

On Monday evening April 19th, 2021 the members of the Epworth Fire Department conducted forcible entry and hose training. Forcible entry training was done utilizing a forcible entry door borrowed from the Dubuque County Training Center. Hose pulling techniques were also discussed with scenarios involving rural and residential fires.
Attached are some photos from this training.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Epworth Fire conducts annual Hose Testing

Chief Thomas Berger, April 12

On Monday night April 12th, the Epworth Fire Department members conducted their regular fire hose testing. This is a rigorous test of all hose closely analyzed while under constant pressure for a set amount of time based on NFPA standards. All of the hose was removed from the four fire engines, tested, cleaned and restocked in an orderly fashion. Over 8,850 feet of hose was tested in a matter of 8 hours.
This testing assures all equipment meets the most up to date standards and assures safety for all our members. 25 members attended and thanks to everyone for their hard work this night.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire members conduct Extrication Training

Firefighter2/EMT - Dan Kramer, December 22

On Monday evening Dec. 21, 2020 the members of the Epworth Fire Department conducted regular vehicle extrication training.
This training was done utilizing the extrication tools carried in all vehicles. The scenario was done using a 2002 Dodge Ram truck
donated to the fire department. Patient care and extrication of the patient is also always practiced at these drills. Attached are some photos from this training. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Epworth Fire responds to structure fire at 21686 Bethany Lane, Epworth

Chief Thomas Berger, November 27

On Friday, November 27th, 2020 at 7:35 p.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a working structure fire located at 21686 Bethany Lane, Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames and heavy smoke on the outside of the home near the roofline. The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire and the fire was noticed by a neighbor who called 911. The home is occupied by Thomas and Rita Clemen. Firefighters remained on the scene for an hour and a half. The Epworth Fire Department was also assisted at the scene by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office ... (Full Story)


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