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
CalendarA calendar of Department meetings and other functions is now available!
Ongoing

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Fri. Jun 9th 2017
On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Chief Howard, President Gormley, and Deputy Chief White attended the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Installation of Officers dinner. The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department has been a member of the Chamber for quite some time. The Prince George's County State's Atto...
Fri. Jun 2nd 2017
During the summer months, Fox 5 DC News visits local communities as par of their Zip Town program. On Friday, June 2, 2017, they traveled to Bowie Town Center. BVFD and PGFD Command Staff joined volunteer and career personnel from Stations 19, 39, and 816 for the event. The CPR for Bowie and Fi...
Sun. May 7th 2017
On Saturday evening a group from the Carry The Load Tour as they passed through Bowie on their memorial walk from Boston to Houston.What started several years ago when the group stopped at the station late one evening seeking help for a mechanical problem with their bus has become an annual schedule...
Sun. May 7th 2017
The BVFD is looking for a few good men and women to join our membership! We are seeking dedicated new members to serve the community as Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Auxiliary Support staff. Our next New Member Orientation is Monday, May 8th @ 7 pm at Company 43 (16408 P...
Sat. May 6th 2017
 Although the weather wasn't agreeable we had another successful turn out at the Bowie Centennial event this morning. Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department represented with an Engine Company, Truck Company, and our Membership Team. We always enjoy a chance to meet the citizens we s...
Recent Calls
Fri. Apr 14th 2017
On Friday, April 14th, at 19:00 the alarm was sounded for a house fire in the 12600 block of Kingsfield Lane in Company 816's first due area. Crews arrived on-scene to find a fence and tree on fire, started from an outdoor grill. The fire was quickly knocked and damage to surround...
Fri. Jan 20th 2017
On Friday, January 20, 2017, Engines 816, 839, 843, Anne Arundel 5; Rescue Squads 818 and Anne Arundel 7; and Battalion Chief 882 were dispatched to the area of Route 3 and Route 50 for the report of an accident involving a tractor trailer and 2 vehicles.
Sun. Dec 18th 2016
On Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 7pm,  units from Bowie and the surrounding area were dispatched to the 1800 Block of Price Lane in company 43's first due area for a report of a shed on fire.  First arriving units confirmed a working fire with extension into the house and upgraded the as...
Sun. Jul 31st 2016
On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at approximately 14:07, Engine 839B and Engine 816 were alerted to respond to Anne Arundel County for a report of a house fire on Route 3 in Crofton. Engine 839, Engine 816, Chiefs 839 A (Schultz), 839 B (Darbro), 843 A (Havens) and Chief 819 (Howard) all responded. Engine ...
Sun. Jul 31st 2016
On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at approximately 19:07 Engine Company 19 was alerted for a first due house fire in the 12000 block of Lofting Court. Units on the call included 819, 818, 835 and 839, Trucks 828, 814 and Tower 833. Upon arrival Engine company 818 reported fire coming from the garage extendi...
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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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Upcoming Events
Every Last Monday
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every 2nd Monday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu. Jul 27th 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Mon. Aug 7th 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri. Aug 18th 2017
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Contact Information
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