Our department is rich in tradition, camaraderie, and is built on commitment . The volunteers that came before us prided themselves on protecting the community in which they lived. Today we continue that tradition. Our members respond to all types of fire an medical emergencies at any time of the day or night, and in all types of weather.

We hope you strongly consider this commitment to the community and hopefully, in the near future, you will become one of the volunteers that are called upon when our community needs help. You will gain a strong sense of belonging, and knowing you are part of a team of individuals that work together to help our citizens. If, becoming a Firefighter /EMT is not for you, we have an administrative branch within our department that will graciously utilize your skills and time. Your willingness to join our ranks and become a dedicated volunteer, whether operational or non operational will have an immediate effect on not only our department, but the community in which we serve.

Upcoming Events
10/26/2015October Company 39 Station Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 39
11/02/2015November Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
11/04/2015Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ FSB
11/09/2015November New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
11/11/2015Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Association Meeting hosted by Company 49
11/16/2015November Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 19
11/18/2015Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 29
11/19/2015November Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43
11/30/2015November Company 39 Station Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 39
12/01/2015Al Kirchner presentation on restoration of fire/EMS/police services in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, 7:00PM @ Company 43

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Mon. Nov 16th 2015
The Bowie VFD is in need of a person to enter our membership data for the SAFER Stipend program. If you are interested, please review the job announcement and follow the enclosed instructions.
Sat. Nov 14th 2015
From President Parker.....The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce their first special speaker event! On Tuesday, December 1st, our guest speaker will be former Superintendent of the National Fire Academy and former Director of Fire Protection for the Marine Corps, Albert Kirchner....
Fri. Oct 16th 2015
On Saturday, October 10, 2015,  the Bowie VFD Fire Extinguisher Training team went to Berwyn Heights to assist with live fire training during a fire extinguisher workshop given to the citizens of Berwyn Heights.  The workshop started with Firefighter Kyle Snider (Station 14) describing the...
Tue. Oct 6th 2015
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police Department line of duty death of Bowie VFD member Scott Lewis.  Scott’s sister, Stacy, has a planned memorial service scheduled for this Saturday, October 10th, at 11am at Lakemont Gardens in Davidsonville.  The Bowie Fi...
Wed. Sep 16th 2015
On SUNDAY, October 18, 2015, The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House (31st year). The event will be held at BVFD Station 39, located at 15454 Annapolis Road in Bowie adjacent to Free State Mall, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, rain or shine. This long...
Recent Calls
Wed. Nov 4th 2015
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at approximately 1623 hours, units from Bowie and the surrounding area were alerted for a possible house on fire in the 100 block of Jewett Place (Company 43's first due). Units arrived to find a 2-story, single-family home with fire showing. Units on the call inc...
Tue. Sep 1st 2015
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at approximately 0310 hours units were alerted to the report of a townhouse on fire in the 8600 block of Cipriano Springs Court in company 48's first due area.  Tower19 was dispatched as the 3rd due special service on the box.  Units on the box included E...
Sun. Jul 19th 2015
Engine 839 was dispatched as first due engine for a reported house fire in the 6000 block of Gwinett Lane.  Engine 839 arrived to find smoke on the third floor with sprinkler activation.  A small fire was found on the third floor and was fully extinguished by 39.  Units in the assignm...
Sun. May 17th 2015
On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at approximately 0430 units were alerted to respond for a reported shed fire in the 12600 block of Millstream Drive. Units on the call included Engines 839 (Bowie/Belair) and 816 (Bowie/Northview), Rescue Squad 818 (Glenn Dale), and Tower 819 (Bowie/Old Town). Engine 839 arr...
Mon. Apr 6th 2015
On Monday, April 6, 2015, units converged on the 3 alarm fire in Capitol Heights. During the fire two pieces of apparatus suffered major damage, the engine from 28 (West Lanham Hills) and the rescue engine from 33 (Kentland). Two of our members, R.J. Turpin and Woody Lowery, spent several ...
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Fundraising Info

The Bowie VFD&RS, Inc. does not -- and never will -- solicit donations by telephone. We never call and ask you to tape your donation to your door for pick-up. We conduct two major fund raising events, a door-to-door Photo Fund Drive in the spring and a Mail Fund Drive in the fall. If you have any questions about our fundraisers please phone our office at 301-809-0122. Thank you for your support!

Mission Statement

The Bowie Fire Department, through the dedicated efforts of its members, provides fire education and prevention; fire suppression and rescue; and emergency medical services. These services meet or exceed the expectations of the public and private agencies in order to enhance the quality of life in the City of Bowie.

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The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
6710 Laurel Bowie Rd, Number 990
Bowie, MD 20718
Non-Emergency: 301-809-0122
Emergency: 911