Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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Website Visitors
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Feb 25, 2017

2017 Response
Jan 16
Feb 11
Total 27

Responses 1970 - 1984
1970 58
1971 50
1972 46
1973 46
1974 63
1975 64
1976 80
1977 97
1978 94
1979 77
1982 111
1983 115
1984 124

Responses 1985 - 1999
1985 143
1986 117
1987 130
1988 139
1989 165
1990 120
1991 140
1992 150
1993 167
1994 173
1995 163
1996 208
1997 174
1998 195
1999 176

Responses 2000 - 2014
2000 172
2001 164
2002 148
2003 183
2004 182
2005 142
2006 173
2007 198
2008 185
2009 187
2010 190
2011 191
2012 182
2013 177
2014 192

Responses 2015 - 2016
2015 170
2016 199

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Can You Fill These Boots?

Thank You Mike!

Lieutenant Dave Theisen, February 20

At the regular meeting of the Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen, President Tony Krapfl announced the retirement of Mike "Cob" Heiberger after twenty nine years of dedicated service to the Epworth Fire Department. With the announcement, there was a general silence among the members because we were losing a professional firefighter, a leader and a role model.

We would like to thank Mike for his twenty nine years of dedicated, volunteer service to the department. He trained, answered the emergency calls and completed all of the requirements of being an outstanding firefighter. He has helped many ... (Full Story & Photos)

Motor Vehicle Crash on 20 at North Cascade Road

Chief Thomas Berger, February 10

On Friday, February 10th, 2017 the Dubuque County E911 Center received a call at 5:06 pm of a two vehicle crash at Highway 20 and North Cascade Road with entrapment and minor injuries. The initial report was for one patient refusing an ambulance. After the arrival of the Dubuque County Sheriffs Office it was determined there was one patient trapped in the vehicle and EMS was needed to check on the patient. Epworth EMS, Fire and Rescue were dispatched at 5:17 p.m. A total of three patients were involved in the accident with non-life threatening injuries. Two patients were transported by Ambulances ... (Full Story)

Tom Hancock Meeting Room dedicated.

Chief Thomas Berger, January 20

The Epworth Fire Department honored past Fire Chief Tom Hancock by dedicating and naming the Tom Hancock Meeting Room in his honor at its annual appreciation party on Saturday, January 14th, 2017. Tom was a 45 year firefighter and is the longest serving member of the fire department. He served 16 years as fire chief from 1987-2003. Tom was instrumental in many projects and accomplishments of the fire department. He was one of eight members to complete the paramedic program advancing the ambulance service to the paramedic level in the late 1980's. Tom's service was not just limited to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tom's son, Steve and wife Coleen with the Dedication Plaque
Tom's son, Steve and wife Coleen with the Dedication Plaque

Tony Krapfl Firefighter of the Year Award
Tony Krapfl Firefighter of the Year Award

2017 President's Party

Lieutenant Dave Theisen, January 17

On Saturday January 14th, 2017 the Epworth Community Volunteer Fire Department held it's Annual Presidents Party. Current and Honoree members along with Tom Hancock Family members were in attendance for dinner and awards. Dennis Beitzel was given a Service Award for 25 years of service to the Fire Department. Tony Krafl was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year. Tony has been a member for 7 years and is a Firefighter and currently President of the fire department. Kevin Anstoetter & Gary Wilgenbusch were given Retirement Axe.

Also recognized during the evening were new members to the department ... (Full Story & Photos)

One Car Rollover

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, January 02

At 7:00PM on Monday, January 2nd 2017, Epworth Ambulance and Fire were paged out by the Dubuque County E911 Center for a car accident near the intersection of Monastery Road and McAndrews Road. A car went through a stop sign at the T intersection and rolled several times. At the time of the accident, there was dense fog in the entire area. The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital for treatment with non life threatening injuries.... (Full Story)

Patron Saint of Firefighters
Guide us St. Florian on our every call,
Return us home safely one and all...


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