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Jeff Breitbach
Jeff Breitbach began his career with Dubuque Fire Department on 5/1/2003 as a firefighter/paramedic. He was promoted to Medical Officer 8/30/2005 and became a Fire Equipment Operator 3/24/2006. Jeff’s primary duties are driving and operating Engine 505, Shift 1. He is often the initial paramedic on scene for his district. In the last transition period Jeff successfully transitioned from Iowa-Paramedic to Paramedic. Jeff also operates his own business, Breitbach Landscaping.

Jeff is one of the humblest and quietest EMS providers you will ever meet. It came as no surprise when we recently found out he was going above and beyond as an EMS provider.

A Dubuque resident stopped at the City Clerk’s Office to commend Fire Equipment Operator Jeff Breitbach for his help and caring for his welfare.

The resident, who is disabled and confined to a wheelchair, reported that Jeff has helped him by building an accessible ramp, installing shelving and purchasing a vacuum. He also commended the Fire Department for their help with other issues and thought someone should know. The resident was considering coming to a Council meeting to express his gratitude.

When investigated further, this is what his Assistant Chief found out. “Jeff being Jeff stopped back the next day and poured a rough ramp for the motorized wheel chair, built a 'rough' shelfing and desk. All on his own time and dime.”

Jeff had only responded to this resident one time. This truly shows what kind of provider Jeff is.

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