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
09/02/2014September Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39 (This is a Tuesday night meeting because of the Labor Day holiday!)
09/08/2014September New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
09/15/2014September Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
09/25/2014September Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
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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Junior Member Kirk Spencer Goes To Prom
Fri. May 9th 2014
On Friday, May 9, 2014, Junior member Kirk Spencer, Jr., missed his normal Friday night shift to enjoy a prom. So in Bowie family fashion, the crew went to Kirk. He and his lovely prom date were surprised when Chief 19 and Tower 39 showed up at his date's residence. We wish Kirk and his dat...

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Be The One To Answer The Call
Tue. May 6th 2014
Bowie EMS units responded to 645 calls in April. We are actively seeking people with a passion to serve as Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. All training and protective gear is provided free of charge.If you are already a licensed EMT, we can assist with your local certification. For more inf...

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Colorado Transplant Receives Inaugural Hayden Award
Thu. May 1st 2014
By JAKE LINGER, Capitol Gazette News, reprinted by permission o the author. Sharon Wingo left her home state of Colorado for Bowie four years ago.Her childhood sweetheart Raymond was a firefighter in Bowie for years and when the one-time couple reconnected, Wingo found herself jet-setting between Co...

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Members Support A Night For The Children Event
Sun. Mar 23rd 2014
Members from the BVFD attended the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda Chapter’s Annual ‘A Night for the Children’ Charity Gala on March 22, 2014 at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the event benefited both The Chi...

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Recent Calls
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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64-Car Coal Train Off The Tracks In Bowie
Thu. May 1st 2014
At about 0245 on Thursday, May 1, Company 39 (Bowie/Belair), along with units from Companies 12 (College Park), 18 (Glenn Dale), and 816 (Bowie/Northview) were alerted for the reported train derailment in the area of Collington Road and Old Annapolis Road in Company 39's first due area. Personne...

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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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