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Station 57 Announces Water Rescue Series

Sunday, May 1, 2022
Station 57 Volunteers are proud to announce that we will be holding A Water Rescue Training Series consisting of the following classes: Water Rescue I, Water Rescue II and Rescue Boat Operations over the next 2 months. We want to thank the Delaware State Fire School for coming and teaching us the necessary skills that pertain to Water rescue ahead of our busy summer months. We have multiple students from Kent and Sussex Counties that are participating in the training series and several area departments that will be assisting us with Marine Units for the hands on portion of the classes that will take place at Cedar Creek Boat Ramp and out on the Delaware Bay.


Vehicle Rescue Training

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Passing of Past Fire Chief/President William "Bill" Hearn

Friday, March 18, 2022
The Officers and Members of the South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Station 81 as they mourn the loss of 59 year member, Past Fire Chief and Past President William "Bill" Hearn, Chief Hearn served the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department for 59 years joining on May 27, 1963 serving as President, Board of Director, Trustee, Ambulance Captain, Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief. Chief Hearn was awarded the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Firemen of the Year Award in 1995 and Sussex County Firemen of the Year in 2003. The Officers and Members of the South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department will keep the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and Hearn Family in our thoughts and prayers as they get their this difficult time.

Lewes FD Passing

Friday, March 18, 2022
The Officers and members of the South Bowers Fire Department join our brothers and sisters of the Lewes Fire Department as they mourn the passing of active auxiliary member Mike Dittmann who served the LFD for 7 years assisting the Department with many functions including meeting night dinners and fire prevention events. Mike was a friend to many and displayed kindness anywhere he was he will certainly be missed by all that knew him and we are all better people for having known him. The Officers and Members of the South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department will keep the Dittmann Family and our brothers and sisters of the Lewes Fire Department in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Engine Standby @ Dover Air Force Base Station 58

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
At 03:41 on Wednesday March 16, 2022 Station 57 volunteers were alerted for an Engine Standby at Dover Air Force Base Station 58 while they assisted Dover Fire Department on a Commercial Structure Fire in downtown Dover, Engine 57 made the response and stood by until cleared by Station 58 personnel


Clayton FD LODD

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
The South Bowers Fire Department mourns the Loss of Clayton Fire Chief John M Pridemore who passed away in the Line of Duty on Tuesday March 8, 2022


SCBA Review with Station 42

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


New Pumper Tanker coming to Station 57

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
There's a 2500 gallon Pierce Enforcer Pumper Tanker headed to Milford, Delaware! Details of the New Pumper Tanker: 37' 3" OAL / 10' 8" OAH 70" cab with 10" raised roof 225.5" wheelbase 211" body Light tower Deluge Enclosed ladder storage 2500 gallon poly tank (water) 30 gallon foam cell Side Roll and Frontal Impact Protection and more! Hatch compartments 3" deluge with monitor


Thank you Chief Bobby Johnson

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
For the last 6 years Fire Chief Bobby Johnson has served as Chief of the Department and has expanded our departments apparatus fleet and water rescue swimmer personnel. Under Chief Johnson the department purchased a Marine Response Unit (MRU 57), Deuce 57, Command Unit, Hazmat Trailer and also several water rescue swimmers were put in service. Chief Johnson has served the South Bowers Fire Department for the last 16 years joining as a junior member and rising through the ranks as Fire Recorder, Captain, Assistant Fire Chief and eventually being elected Fire Chief in 2016. Chief Johnson also expanded the departments Junior Member program and also served as President of the Kent County Fire Chiefs Association on top of his time as Chief of the Department. We thank you Chief Johnson for your service as Fire Chief and we are happy that you stayed in and will serve as our Deputy Chief for the 2022 Officer Year

New Fire Chief Sworn In

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
At last nights company meeting Life Member and Past President Joey Yonker was sworn in as the New Fire Chief of the South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Yonker has proudly served the South Bowers Fire Department for the last 37 years joining in 1984 as a junior member and quickly rising through the ranks such as Captain, 1st Assistant Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and most recently President before switching to Fire Chief. Aside from his accomplishments in the Fire Service, Chief Yonker proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard before retiring as a Coast Chief after 23.5 years of service. We wish Chief Yonker the best of luck as he serves his first year at the helm as Fire Chief of the South Bowers Volunteer Fire Department

2022 Fire Line Officers Announced

Saturday, January 1, 2022
The 2022 Fire Line Officers for the South Bowers Fire Department have been announced

2022 SBVFC Elections

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
2022 SBVFC Elections

Water Rescue With Sta.85

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Marine 57 ASST. STA 85


Haz-Mat Asst Dover Fire

Sunday, April 18, 2021

2021 Officers

Friday, January 1, 2021
2021 Administrative and Fire Line Officers

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