Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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Frying Turkey Safely

President Alan Esch, November 25

When frying turkey, please observe the tips listed below to avoid a holiday disaster.

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips:

Use turkey fryers outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other combustible materials.

Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck.

Make sure fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping.

Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.

Never let children or pets near the fryer even if it is not in use. The oil inside ... (Full Story & Photos)

Veterans Day

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, November 11

Thanks to everyone that served or is currently serving this great country!... (Full Story & Photos)

Rest In Peace

October 24

The members of the Epworth Fire Department are saddened by the passing of retired Paramedic/Lieutenant Paul Lenger. Paul touched and impacted many people as an EMS instructor and emergency responder. He retired in 2009 after 24 years of dedicated service to the EFD. His contributions to the community and fire department will be forever known and he is one person who made this a better place. We offer our sympathy to his wife Terrie, their children Shannon and Shayla and the rest of his family.... (Full Story)

Two injured in Motor Vehicle Collision

Chief Thomas Berger, October 04

On Monday, October 3rd, 2016 around 8:30 p.m. the Epworth Fire and Ambulance was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Main Street West near 6th Avenue SW in Epworth. Three patients were in the vehicle that struck a parked car on Main Street. Two patients were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque with non life threatening injuries and the third patient was not injured, refusing treatment at the scene. Main Street remained closed for about 1 hour while the vehicles were removed. All patients self extricated from the vehicle upon arrival of EMS. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office ... (Full Story)

Single Vehicle Roll Over

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, September 08

At 6:30 AM on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 Epworth Ambulance and Fire responded to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Swiss Valley Road approximately one mile south of US HWY 20. A car was eastbound on Swiss Valley Road when the driver missed a curve. The car went into a ditch and rolled coming to rest on its roof. The lone person in the car was able to crawl out a window before crews arrived on scene. The driver was uninjured and declined treatment.... (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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