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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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
10/06/2014October Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
10/13/2014October New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
10/18/201430th Annual Fire Prevention Open House, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ Company 39
10/20/2014October Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
10/23/2014October Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
10/26/2014Octoberfest at Bowie Farmer's Market, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Bowie VFD Supports National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at Dover
Sun. Sep 28th 2014
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department had the honor of supporting the 7th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Foundation fund raising event at Dover International Speedway on 28 September, 2014. Engine 393 (Bowie/Belair), one of the new 4 Guys fire engines purchased in October 2013, provided surviving...

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Company 19 Represents Bowie In The PGCVFRA Convention Parade
Sat. Sep 20th 2014
On Saturday, September 20, several members represented Bowie in the PGCVFRA Convention Parade in Brentwood with Engine 193 and reserve Engine 192. Engine 193 won third-best appearing pumper, and reserve Engine 192 won second-best appearing antique....

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Company 43 Takes Delivery of New Kitchen Table
Mon. Sep 15th 2014
Company 43 (Bowie/Pointer Ridge) recently took delivery of a new kitchen table and chairs custom-made for the station by Wall Shields Co. of Aberdeen, MD. The table features a customized station logo, as well as the Bowie VFD and PGFD patches. This will serve as powerful symbol of station pride and ...

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Bowie VFD Remembers 9/11 Heroes
Thu. Sep 11th 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, members from the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department held an annual ceremony to remember and pay respect to the 343 FDNY personnel who tragically lost their lives at the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2011. Sergeant Travis Murdoch has been responsible for p...

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Engine 193 Featured at the Maryland State Fireman's Convention
Mon. Jun 16th 2014
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department was given the honor of having one of its new 4 Guys fire engines (Engine 193) put on display at the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention in Ocean City, MD. This engine is one of two that were purchased in October 2013. These two new engines replaced 1990 and ...

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Recent Calls
Early-Morning Extrication On Route 3
Fri. Oct 10th 2014
At approximately 0100 hours on Friday, October, 10, 2014, units from Bowie responded to southbound Route 3 near the intersection with Route 450 for the personal injury accident. The call was upgraded to entrapment bringing Engines 839 (Bowie/Belair) and 816 (Bowie/Northview), and Paramedic Ambulance...

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Engine Co.39 1st Due on the 806 Box
Sat. Aug 9th 2014
At approximately 1815, Units were alerted for the house on fire in the 11500 Block of Meyer Rd. in Company 806s first due. Engine 393 was transferred to Station 846 due to a working fire at the time and was alerted as the first due engine. While in route, PSC advised that it was possibly electrical ...

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Automobile Accident Results In Transports To Area Hospitals
Wed. Jul 16th 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Engine Company 839 (Bowie/Belair) was on the air approaching John Hanson Highway on Collington Road when the officer noticed that a grey minivan had struck an SUV from the rear at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Engine immediately positioned the unit to block tra...

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Bowie Units Battle Two-Alarm Townhouse Fire On Glenfell Loop
Sat. Jul 12th 2014
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at approximately 1630 hours, units from Bowie and surrounding areas were alerted to a report of a house on fire in the 13000 block of Grenfell Loop in Company 39's (Bowie/Belair) first due area.  Units arrived on scene to find an end-of-the-row townhouse on fire....

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Three Injured In Automobile Accident On Laurel Bowie Road
Sun. May 4th 2014
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, units were alerted to a motor vehicle accident with people entrapped in the 13400 block of Laurel Bowie Road. Units responding on the call included Engine 193 (Bowie/Old Town), Rescue Squad 49 (Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad), Medic 10 (Laurel Volunteer Fire Department), Ambul...

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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS
Jan 653 725
Feb 378 601
Mar 473 681
Apr 570 645
Total 2074 2652

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The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
3262 Superior Lane, PMB 270
Bowie, MD  20715



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