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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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
07/07/2014July Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
07/14/2014July New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
07/21/2014July Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
07/24/2014July Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43
08/04/2014August Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
08/11/2014August New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
08/18/2014August Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
08/21/2014August Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Engine 193 Featured at the Maryland State Fireman's Convention
Mon. Jun 16th 2014
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department was given the honor of having one of its new 4 Guys fire engines (Engine 193) put on display at the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention in Ocean City, MD. This engine is one of two that were purchased in October 2013. These two new engines replaced 1990 and ...

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Junior Member Kirk Spencer Goes To Prom
Fri. May 9th 2014
On Friday, May 9, 2014, Junior member Kirk Spencer, Jr., missed his normal Friday night shift to enjoy a prom. So in Bowie family fashion, the crew went to Kirk. He and his lovely prom date were surprised when Chief 19 and Tower 39 showed up at his date's residence. We wish Kirk and his dat...

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Be The One To Answer The Call
Tue. May 6th 2014
Bowie EMS units responded to 645 calls in April. We are actively seeking people with a passion to serve as Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. All training and protective gear is provided free of charge.If you are already a licensed EMT, we can assist with your local certification. For more inf...

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Colorado Transplant Receives Inaugural Hayden Award
Thu. May 1st 2014
By JAKE LINGER, Capitol Gazette News, reprinted by permission o the author. Sharon Wingo left her home state of Colorado for Bowie four years ago.Her childhood sweetheart Raymond was a firefighter in Bowie for years and when the one-time couple reconnected, Wingo found herself jet-setting between Co...

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Members Support A Night For The Children Event
Sun. Mar 23rd 2014
Members from the BVFD attended the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda Chapter’s Annual ‘A Night for the Children’ Charity Gala on March 22, 2014 at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the event benefited both The Chi...

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Recent Calls
Three Injured In Automobile Accident On Laurel Bowie Road
Sun. May 4th 2014
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, units were alerted to a motor vehicle accident with people entrapped in the 13400 block of Laurel Bowie Road. Units responding on the call included Engine 193 (Bowie/Old Town), Rescue Squad 49 (Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad), Medic 10 (Laurel Volunteer Fire Department), Ambul...

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64-Car Coal Train Off The Tracks In Bowie
Thu. May 1st 2014
At about 0245 on Thursday, May 1, Company 39 (Bowie/Belair), along with units from Companies 12 (College Park), 18 (Glenn Dale), and 816 (Bowie/Northview) were alerted for the reported train derailment in the area of Collington Road and Old Annapolis Road in Company 39's first due area. Personne...

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Kitchen Fire on Skylark Lane
Wed. Apr 9th 2014
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at approximately 2130, units from Bowie and the surrounding area were alerted to respond for a report of a kitchen fire in the 12300 block of Skylark Lane (Company 39's first due response area). Units on the call included Engines 816 (Bowie/Northview), 818 (Glenn Dal...

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Working Fire With MAYDAY on Enterprise Road
Thu. Mar 13th 2014
This morning around 6:20am Bowie Companies were alerted for the 2nd working house fire in less than 6 hours.This time in Co.806's(St. Joseph) first due in the 2900 block of Enterprise Road. Truck19, Tower39, Engine Co.816, and Tanker43 responded for the reported house on fire. Engine Co806 arriv...

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Heavy Fire Showing in Glenndale
Wed. Mar 12th 2014
Around 10:30pm Wednesday night Truck19(Old Town),Engine Co.39(Freestate),and Engine Co.816(Northview) were alerted for a reported house fire on the 12500 block of Guinevere Road in Glenndale. Chief 43a(Havens) and Chief 816a(Mellits) also responded on the call. Engine Co.18 and Chief18 went on scene...

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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS
Jan 653 725
Feb 378 601
Mar 473 681
Apr 570 645
Total 2074 2652

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The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
3262 Superior Lane, PMB 270
Bowie, MD  20715



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