Epworth Fire Department

Epworth Fire Department

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2017 Response
Jan 13
Total 13

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?

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

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)

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)

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

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)

Two car MVC

Retired - Firefighter Gary Wilgenbusch, December 12

At 7:30AM on Monday, December 12th, 2016 Epworth Ambulance and Fire were paged out by The Dubuque County 911 Communications Center for a two car, motor vehicle collision on Highway 20 at North Cascade Road. 3 people were in the vehicles with no major injuries. One patient was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in that vehicle and the driver of the 2nd vehicle did not require medical treatment or transport. The westbound lane of US Highway 20 was limited to one lane for 30 minutes while the accident was cleared. ... (Full Story)

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)

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


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