Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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Fire destroys Chicken Coop

Chief Thomas Berger, December 02

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 3:36 p.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a fully involved chicken coop fire at 6587 Dutch Lane Road, rural Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found a small farm building destroyed by fire. The farm is owned by Madeline Connolly. 12 Firefighters responded and remained on the scene for an hour. The building is considered a total loss. Damage is estimated at $2,000. The Epworth Fire Department was also assisted at the scene by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office. The cause of the fire was determined to have started ... (Full Story)


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Epworth Fire responds to Barn Fire on Seymour Lane

Chief Thomas Berger, November 30

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 07:32 p.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a fully involved barn fire at 23473 Seymour Lane, rural Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 60x80 farm building fully involved. The barn had farm machinery and 44 corn stock bales inside. The farm is owned by Jim and Lisa Seymour. Mutual aid assistance was provided by the Centralia/Peosta Fire Department, Holy Cross and Farley Fire Department tankers. 22 Firefighters responded and remained on the scene for over four hours. The building is considered a total loss. ... (Full Story)


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In Memory of retired Captain Vince Kramer

Chief Thomas Berger, November 05

The Epworth Fire Department offers condolences to the family of retired Captain Vince Kramer who passed away Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at the age of 86. Vince served on the Epworth Fire Department for 24 years from 1960-1984. Vince was elected President of the Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen from 1970-1972 and was among the first firefighters in Epworth to be certified as Firefighter 1. Vince was the first recipient of the Firefighter of the Year award when it was initiated in 1982. He was a perfect example of what it takes to be a great volunteer firefighter and why the department ... (Full Story & Photos)

Captain Vince Kramer received the first Epworth Fire Department Firefighter of the Year award in 1982.  Shown with Senator Joe Welsh, Vince and Fire Chief Dan McDermott.
Captain Vince Kramer received the first Epworth Fire Department Firefighter of the Year award in 1982. Shown with Senator Joe Welsh, Vince and Fire Chief Dan McDermott.

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Happy 70th Birthday Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen

Chief Thomas Berger, November 03

The Epworth Fire Department was started in 1911 after the 2nd major downtown fire destroyed multiple buildings on Main Street which at the time was Highway 20. The fire department struggled through the formative years and it was not until a meeting held on November 3rd, 1947 that then Acting Chairman Daniel A. McDermott opened the meeting by announcing "We are present to organize the firemen, elect officers and appoint firemen to the various positions on the department". This was the reorganization of the Epworth Fire Department and the first official meeting of the Epworth Community Volunteer ... (Full Story)


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DRA Awards EFD Rural Board a 2017 Grant

Chief Thomas Berger, November 02

The Epworth Community Fire Department was awarded a 2017 Dubuque Racing Association Grant that allowed for the purchase of firefighting equipment that will be used by firefighters at emergency scenes and training.

The essential firefighting equipment, including hoses, adapters and piercing nozzles will help the firefighters safely conduct evolutions on the fire scene. The department previously did not have a structural piercing nozzle and this will increase firefighter safety when dealing with basement fires and fires in other confined spaces. The DRA was instrumental in allowing the proper ... (Full Story & Photos)

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