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A number of training opportunities are available to Bowie VFD members:
The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute offers an extensive schedule of classes in the Southern Maryland Region, which includes Prince George's County. Please see a station officer or your station chief to register for a class. If you have any questions please e-mail Deputy Chief Jonathan Howard.
The Spring 2012 MFRI Course Schedule is now available. Use the new MFRI Course Request Form to register. Classes fill-up quickly, so don't wait too long to register.
Volunteer Recruit School
Students must bring a copy of their IS-100 and IS-700 certificates (see Online Training below), a copy of their CPR card, and a signed Form # 4371, "Issuance of Personal Protective Equipment Request/Agreement". You will not be permitted to begin the class without these materials! Classes start promptly at the times indicated.
You may download copies of the VRS Student Manual (PDF) and the VRS Skill Drills Package (PDF) by following the links.
New Radio Training
A training class on use of the new portable radios will be helpd on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Station 43 and will begin promptly at 1930. The class should last approximately 1.5 hours. Each member who has a fit test is REQUIRED to complete the training, and other members are welcome to attend. Additional classes will be offered if you can not make the Saptember 9 class.
Upcoming MFRI Classes
Other Upcoming Opportunities
"Stand By To Copy..." from the Prince George's County Volunteer Chiefs' Council
The Prince George's County Volunteer Chief's Council has begun publication of a training bulletin know as "Stand-By To Copy...". Its intent is to keep members current on basic issues that they will encounter on the streets, as well as keep everyone in the mindset of fire suppression.