Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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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)

One car accident

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, September 02

At approximately 12:10 AM on Friday, September 02, 2016, Epworth Ambulance and Fire responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Highway 20. The incident occurred just east of Epworth near mile marker 305. A car was westbound on HWY 20 just after midnight when the driver swerved to avoid a deer. The car then went off the road and down into the ditch. The accident was discovered by a Dubuque County Sheriffs Deputy who noticed the gravel on the highway and then investigated finding the two occupants still in the vehicle, down a steep embankment. The driver and passenger were transported ... (Full Story)

Vehicle Fire

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, September 01

Epworth Fire responded to a vehicle fire at the Highway 20 Auto/Truck Plaza, 15140 Depot Ridge at 9:30 am, Sept 1, 2016.
Captain Marty Berger was 1st on scene in a personal vehicle and was able to knock the flames down with a fire extinguisher.
Engines 701 and 702 arrived on scene and extinguished all remaining hot spots. The fire started in the rear axle area of a jeep that was pulling a trailer. No injuries to the occupants.
... (Full Story)

Epworth Rural Board receives DRA Grant

Chief Thomas Berger, August 21

The Epworth Community Fire Department was awarded a 2016 Dubuque Racing Association Grant that allowed for the purchase of emergency scene lighting hat will be used by firefighters and paramedics at emergency scenes to illuminate night scenes and training.

The new rescue equipment will be placed on fire engines that previously did not have the portable lighting capability. The DRA was instrumental in allowing the proper equipment to be purchased increasing firefighter safety and efficiency in dimly lit situations.

The $3,500.00 grant provided the majority of the funds needed to update the ... (Full Story & Photos)

DRA Awards 2016 Grant for Pulse Oximeters

Chief Thomas Berger, July 16

The Epworth Community Volunteer Firemen were awarded a 2016 Dubuque Racing Association Grant that allowed for the purchase of a new Masimo Pulse Oximeters for both ambulances.

The new medical equipment will replace older models and will now allow the department to be able to monitor carbon monoxide levels in the patients. Prior to this grant, the volunteers had no way to measure carbon monoxide.

The $5,000.00 grant provided about half of the money needed to upgrade both ambulances. The remaining money came from donations and proceeds from the annual fire department dance that was held ... (Full Story & Photos)

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