News Release, Prince Fredrick Volunteer Fire Department

Prince Frederick, MD- Congratulations to PFVFD Junior Firefighter Jacob Bowie who placed first in the Regional Skills USA competition. Bowie was up against students from St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. The students competed at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department in Southern Maryland.

Within a 24 hour period all participants completed a number of drills including:

  • hoisting tools, raising ladders and ropes
  • throwing a 14-foot ladder
  • two-minute drills, including forcible entry
  • hose and dummy drag
  • completing a CPAT by running up stairs
  • written exam

For the second year in a row, Calvert County took home first place. On April 13, 2019, Bowie is planning to represent Calvert in the Skills USA State Competition in Millersville, MD.

“Everyone who was there worked hard and deserved to win. I am honored to represent Calvert County in Skills USA states,” Bowie says.

Our membership couldn’t be more proud of Bowie’s accomplishments – Good luck at the next level!

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...