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
4/6/2015April Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
4/13/2015April New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
4/20/2013April Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 19
4/30/2015April Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Wed. Apr 1st 2015
The Officers and Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department have renewed our commitment to building the future of Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services in our community. We are holding a Departmental Volunteer Recruiting Day on Sunday April 12th at Station 39 (15454 Annapolis Rd.) from 1...
Thu. Mar 26th 2015
The 2014 Thomas W. Hayden Award was awarded to Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Member Vikki Epps in recognition of her astounding dedication to the CPR for Bowie program. Vikki became a civilian instructor in 2013 and then once again renewed her membership with the BVFD in Januar...
Fri. Mar 20th 2015
On Friday March 20, 2015, Volunteer Sergeant Josh Blanks completed all of the requirements to receive his Red Card which allows him to operate Fire department apparatus in Prince George's County, Maryland.  The department would like to congratulate Sergeant Blanks on this accomplishment and...
Wed. Mar 18th 2015
The citizens of Morningside can sleep a little easier tonight as the Volunteers from Station 27 came to Bowie to learn the new techniques and requirements to perform CPR in accordance with the American Heart Association. The Volunteers will be certified to perform CPR as outlined for Health Car...
Tue. Mar 17th 2015
With the recent addition of a new Utility Truck to the BVFD fleet, our Fire Extinguisher Training Program is back on the road and ready to roll. Our Mobile Training Lab is equipped with a Bullex fire extinguisher training system and smoke generating system   If training is needed or a public af...
Recent Calls
Sun. Mar 29th 2015
At aprox. 8:35pm, units were alerted for a house fire in the 11700 block of Croft Court. Units responding on the call included Engine Companies 19 and 816, Tower39, Chief 19a, and Chief 39b. Units arrived on scene reporting a 2 story dwelling with fire in the garage, 2nd floor, and attic. All occupa...
Sun. Mar 8th 2015
At aprox. 7:00 all Bowie Stations were alert for a reported house fire on the 15400 block of Jenkins Ridge Road in Company 43's first due area. Engine Co,43, Engine Co.816, Tower19, and Tower39 all responded on the call. Engine Co.43 arrived on scene reporting a haze in the area, then located a ...
Thu. Mar 5th 2015
At approximately 19:40 hours, units from Bowie and the surrounding area were alerted to respond to the 12100 Block of Rustic Hill Drive in company 19's first due for a reported house fire.  Engine Company 19 (Old Town) arrived on scene confirming a working fire.  Tower 3...
Sun. Feb 1st 2015
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, at approximately 1825, units were dispatched to the area of Laurel Bowie Road and Old Laurel Bowie (Old Town's first due) for the report of a personal injury accident. Units arrived to find 2 vehicles with extensive damage to both vehicles. Patients were transported ...
Sat. Jan 24th 2015
At aprox. 6:15pm Units from Bowie and Anne Arundel responded to the intersection of Race Track Road and Yorktown Drive for the report of an accident with entrapment. Units on the call included Engine Co.19, Ambulance 839, Paramedic Ambulance 816, and Arundel Rescue Squad 7. The crew from Ambulance a...
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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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Contact Information
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
3262 Superior Lane, PMB 270
Bowie, MD 20715
Non-Emergency: 301-809-0122
Emergency: 911