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!

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Sat. Feb 11th 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 this Monday, February 13th @ 7 pm at Company ...
Sat. Dec 17th 2016
From Chief Howard:    On Saturday, December 17, 2016, at approximately 0527, Engine Company 39 was alerted for a vehicle accident in the 16000 block of Annapolis Road.  While responding, Engine 393 was involved in an accident causing damage to a utility pole and th...
Fri. Dec 16th 2016
  It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform all members of the passing of Chief John Pardue, life member of West Lanham Hills VFD as well as former member of Bowie VFD.  John will be remembered as not only an outstanding fire officer and firefighter, but more importantly as a very d...
Sun. Dec 11th 2016
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate Volunteer member Jamie Schumacher on passing the Maryland Paramedic practical exam. Jamie dedicates much of her time staffing the Ambulance at Company 39 as an Emergency Medical Technician. She is always willing to help new members as th...
Sat. Nov 5th 2016
Please remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm when you set the clocks back 1 hour. A simple fresh battery could save the life of a loved one in case of a fire. If your smoke alarm is more than 10 years old, it is time to replace the unit. The updated local code is to use the sealed 10 ye...
Recent Calls
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...
Sun. May 15th 2016
On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 1715 hours, units from Bowie and the surrounding area were alerted to respond to a report of a house on fire in the 3400 block of Narrows Court, in company 816's primary response area. Engine 816 arrived on scene to find a 2-story, single-family house wi...
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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.

Upcoming Events
Thu. Feb 23rd 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed. Mar 1st 2017
Mon. Mar 6th 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
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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