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
Mon. Jan 8th 2018
We know that many of you have questions about the new Maryland state law regarding smoke detectors. The Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department has a Frequently Asked Questions page that answers many common questions about the new law. Please check there first for answers to your questi...
Sun. Dec 24th 2017
Thank you to....All of the people that joined our Facebook group this Holiday season. We appreciate your interest in the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department.All of the citizens who came out to greet Santa while he toured our 1st Due area this year.Our generous community that donated over 15 carts full o...
Sat. Oct 28th 2017
Our Membership Team is always hard at work looking for new Volunteer 1st Responders. They are out at many local events to discuss what it takes to be a Volunteer Firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician. The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department recently add a new Recruiting tool to support their work....
Mon. Oct 2nd 2017
Saturday October 7th from 11am until 3pm at Station 39 (15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Md.)  Come join the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad for our Annual Fire Prevention Open House  Help us help you by attending a full day of fun, sights and sounds. See live demonstrations a...
Sat. Aug 12th 2017
The Officers and Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Inc. Placed a new Volunteer owned Ambulance in service this evening. The new Ford F 550 4 wheel drive unit features a Horton patient care module that was designed to best meet the needs of our community. The unit is d...
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.


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

Upcoming Events
Thu. Feb 22nd 2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Mon. Mar 5th 2018
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue. Mar 13th 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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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