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
4/29/2015**RESCHEDULED** April Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Tue. Apr 21st 2015
As part of our continued effort to provide the highest level of Fire & EMS services to our community, several members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department are in Indianapolis, Indiana this week for the Fire Department Instructor's Course (FDIC).  The department supports our ...
Tue. Apr 21st 2015
  Last Thursday, Volunteer Firefighter Dave McKneely (Co.39) visited with the St. Martin's Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes.  The students had just finished their community helpers unit.  Dave discussed how fire fighters help the community, what to do in the case of an emergency, answe...
Thu. Apr 16th 2015
From President Parker:“The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc. would like to welcome the newest member of our family.  Ella Jean Arvin was born yesterday at Anne Arundel Medical Center to proud parents Rick Arvin (Life Member) and his wife Jackie.  All are doing ...
Sun. Apr 12th 2015
Our Volunteer Membership team will hold our monthly application night on Monday April 13th in the training hall at Company43 @ 7pm. As our call volume continues to grow, we are always seeking citizens that want to give back to the community. All that have been considering becoming a Firefighter, Eme...
Sun. Apr 12th 2015
On Saturday, April 11, the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department took Tower 39, Engine 431 and Utility 39 with the Mobile Training Lab in tow, to visit the Collington Mason Lodge as they were having an open house as part of their membership drive.  After swapping some historical facts abut the buildi...
Recent Calls
Mon. Apr 6th 2015
On Monday, April 6, 2015, units converged on the 3 alarm fire in Capitol Heights. During the fire two pieces of apparatus suffered major damage, the engine from 28 (West Lanham Hills) and the rescue engine from 33 (Kentland). Two of our members, R.J. Turpin and Woody Lowery, spent several ...
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 ...
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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