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
01/04/2016January Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
01/06/2016Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ FSB
01/11/2016January New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
01/13/2016Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Association Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 55/56
01/18/2016January Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
01/20/2016Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ FSB
01/21/2016January Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43
01/29/2016January Company 39 Station Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 39

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Thu. Jan 21st 2016
With the first major snowstorm of 2016 rapidly approaching, we need your help to keep Bowie safe during and after big snowfalls. Obstructed hydrants can results in delays in emergency situations where every second counts. If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home, please help us by:Remov...
Sat. Jan 16th 2016
The members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Fire Fighters Josh Blanks and Sean Painter on their graduation from the South Carolina Fire Academy. Josh and Sean we recently hired by the Columbia Fire Department, and we know they'll be great assets to their new com...
Tue. Dec 29th 2015
On Tuesday, December 29, Auxiliary Chairwoman Amy Locker and Auxiliary Member John Cole made the second delivery of food items collected during our 2015 Santa Rides to the Bowie Interfaith Pantry. The two deliveries we made this season totaled 25 shopping carts of food! We thank every member of the ...
Sun. Dec 20th 2015
The Officers and Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department are saddened to learn of the passing of Pam Riley after a long illness. Pam was the wife of long time member Bill Riley. Bill asked that we share the arrangement information. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family.From Bi...
Wed. Dec 16th 2015
The members of the Bowie VFD are proud to help Santa with his annual food drive again this year. As has become tradition, Santa is touring Bowie atop our Fire Engine inspecting holiday lights, seeing who is naughty & nice, and collection items for the Bowie Food Pantry. Many items have already b...
Recent Calls
Thu. Feb 4th 2016
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, units from Bowie and surrounding stations were alerted to respond to the area of 301 and Central Avenue (Company 43's primary response area) for a report of an accident involving a tractor trailer and a car. Initial reports indicated that occupants might be trapped...
Sun. Jan 17th 2016
On Sunday, January 17, 2016, at approximately 0345 units from Bowie and Upper Marlboro were alerted for the personal injury accident with entrapment in the 2200 block of Crain Highway. Engine and Ambulance 843 (Bowie/Pointer Ridge) arrived on the scene to confirm dispatch and established command. Ad...
Sat. Jan 16th 2016
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, just after midnight, Engine Company 39 (Bowie/Belair) was alerted to respond to an outside fire in the area of Mase Lane. The Engine arrived in the area and after further investigation came upon a house with fire showing through the window and immediately requested the...
Sun. Jan 3rd 2016
On Sunday, January 3, 2015, units responded for a report of a house on fire in the 7000 block of Legation Road in New Carrollton. Tower 819 was dispatched as the 3rd special service and assumed Rapid Intervention. There were no report of injuries.
Tue. Dec 22nd 2015
On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at approximately 0300, Tower 839 was alerted to respond mutual aid to Anne Arundel County for the report of a house on fire in the 1400 block of Orleans Court. Tower 839 responded with 6 and arrived to find a working fire in the basement of a townhouse. The crew assist...
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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.


Operational members, please remember to schedule your shifts using netDuty.

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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