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MD Safe Boater Course

The Maryland Safe Boater Course

Hosted by

The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, Junior Fire Brigade

Boating Families are encouraged to attend this valuable community learning experience.

This state-approved course is required by law for boat operators born after July 1, 1972. It is also recommended for all those who venture out onto the water.

Some of the topics include;

Aids to navigation                  Legal Requirements               Navigation rules         Know Your Boat

Use of emergency equipment            And many more important topics essential to safe boating!

Our sessions for this season are:

April 5 & 6, Saturday and Sunday,  9 am to 1:30 pm

April 22, Tuesday,  6:00 pm to 10:00, and  April 24, Thursday 6:00 pm to 10:00

May 3 & 4, Saturday and Sunday,  9 am to 1:30 pm

May 21, Wednesday,  6:30 pm to 9:30, May 22 Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:30, May 24, Saturday 9 am to 11 am

June 7  & 8, Saturday and Sunday  9 am to 1:30 pm

June 28 & 29, Saturday and Sunday,  9 am to 1:30 pm


Maryland state certificate of boating safety card issued upon successful completion!

The cost is $35.00 per student and seating is limited.

Advance registration is required.

Please call 410-800-8420 to register for any of our sessions.


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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS Marine Rescue
Jan 35 40 2 5
Feb 15 36 1 5
Mar 24 35   9
Apr 16 37 3 6
May 13 29 7 6
Jun 16 32 7 5
Jul 21 27 15 3
Aug 13 19 6 10
Sep 14 40 2 6
Oct 21 56 3 9
Nov 13 36 1 9
Total 201 387 47 73

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Contact Information

The Community Volunteer Fire Department of Bowleys Quarters and Vicinity
900 Bowleys Quarters Rd
Bowleys Quarters, MD  21220



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For more Information Call:  Rick  410-979-8337 (cell)  or 410-335-4881 (hall)

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Maryland Safe Boater Course

News Headlines
Marine Emergency Drill
Sat. May 10th 2014
On May 10th, a marine training exercise was held in the waters off of Rocky Point Park. Those that attended reviewed the assets of our baltimore county fire rescue vessels, assets from US Coast Guard sector Baltimore, and the Harford County technical rescue team, communications branch. We reviewed a...

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Life Member Bernard Emil Eckert Jr.Passes Away
Wed. Apr 2nd 2014
On April 2, 2014 Bernard "Bernie" Emil Eckert Jr.; Beloved husband of May Eckert. Devoted father of Nancy Sudek, Patti Zimmerman and Bernie Eckert III. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Loving brother of Grace Gwin and Charlotte Bachmann.    &...

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Marine Team Conducts Open Water Boat Based Ice Rescue Training
Sun. Mar 2nd 2014
With the ice slowly disappearing on the creeks and rivers and the looming threat of winter storm Titan expected to strike later in the night, the Marine Emergency Team used the opportunity to conduct ice rescue training from an open water approach. Utilizing our 23' fiberglas...

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MET-21 Conducts Advanced Ice Rescue Training on the Bay Front
Sun. Feb 2nd 2014
On Sunday morning February 2, 2014, we again engaged in additional ice rescue training.  With the deep freeze we continue to endure, the bay front was frozen as far as the eye could see and even long time members/residents cannot recall the last time this occurred.  Our crews anchored off ...

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More Company Ice Rescue Training
Sun. Jan 26th 2014
 On Sunday from 9:30am-1pm we engaged in more company training.  Due to the continued extreme cold temperatures, we conducted another ice rescue training event utilizing our new equipment.  This time we had 24 personnel participate and even had a surprise visit from the on-duty B...

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Recent Calls

Tue. Feb 18th 2014
Reported Ice Rescue in Golden Ring

On Tuesday 2-18-2014 at 3pm, we were alerted for our Marine Emergency Team for a reported 3 persons trapped on/through the ic...

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Tue. Feb 18th 2014
Reported Appliance Fire in the Carrollwood Community Box 21-06

On Tuesday 2-18-2014 at 2:30pm we were alerted for our Fire Engine #212 for a reported toaster fire.  Upon our arrival t...

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Thu. Feb 13th 2014
The snow was heavy

On Thursday evening 2-13-2014 at 9pm, just after the storm ended, we were alerted to assist a resident in the Seneca Park com...

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