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  • Open this link to view the September 2015 BQIA Meeting Power Point presentation by Kevin Wagner, MDE and Dave Thomas, BCDPW                  Bowleys Quarters Flood Risk 09102015 

 

  • Open this link to follow sample map instructions to determine where your property stands in relation to the new flood zones.                                      Sample Map Instructions 9-2-15

 

 

  • Help Support Our Volunteer Fire DepartmentBQVFD  fund raising requests are mailed to approximately 6,000 addresses with only a 10% +/- return rate.  This, as you can imagine, makes it very difficult to purchase fire engines and life saving equipment. The most recent fire apparatus purchase was a used unit that met their requirements, and even used this was still in excess of $365,000. Lets do what we can to support the BQVFD either as customers for activities in their hall (i.e. bingo, bull roasts, New Years party, etc.) and/or contributing to their fund drive mailing. Please read this letter and view the pictures. 

Good afternoon, I trust all is well with the Improvement Association.     

As you can imagine with us based in a nautical community, The Bowley’s Quarters Volunteer Fire Department is exposed to a variety of year round water related emergencies.  Based on this locale, in these winter months when the ice is present on the creeks is one of the more dangerous situations we encounter.  During the summer months, marine related incidents have the ability to be challenging enough and in these winter months due to extreme weather conditions, these incident types can be equally (if not more) problematic and dangerous. So we are prepared for these seasonal emergencies, on an annual basis our Marine Emergency Team (MET 21) completes an in-house and hands-on re-certification class.  Ice rescues typically occur during poor weather conditions and at times under the cover of nightfall.  To combat these surroundings,our crews are first trained to properly protect themselves and once comfortable with the rescue gear they must wear, they are then trained to make a safe and efficient rescue ofthe victim(s). The pictures are from our recent training exercise which took place on Frog Mortar Creek off of Middle River.  

In mid 2013, we made the appropriate financial arrangement to upgrade our ice rescue equipment.  Please review the below/attached pictures and make special observance to our new ice rescue sled (yellow inflatable) and the rope reel which is equipped with 900’ of safety line which will reach to most victims in any of our creeks.  These 2 items are sizable upgrades to our program which increase the survival rate of a victim and also the safety of the rescuers.  Not
including the emergency rescue land vehicles for transporting equipment, over the years we have invested close to $20,000 for this necessary ice rescue equipment to protect the residents of our community.    

I ask that you please reinforce the message to your group on the critical nature of continued community funding/support for our emergency needs.  Feel comfortable forwarding this
message as you deem appropriate and also contacting us with any questions you may have regarding same.        
Eric Baumgart
 Lt. Bowley’s Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
 www.bqvolunteers.org
 C 443-683-2498

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Cold Water & Ice Rescue Equipment and SOG 2013-2014 rev 2