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
06/20/2016June Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 39
06/23/2016June Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
06/27/2016Special Department Meeting, 7:00 PM @ Company 39
06/27/2016June Company 39 Station Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 39 (Meeting will follow the Special Department Meeting)
07/05/2016July Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39 (Note that this is a Tuesday night meeting because of the July 4th Holiday)

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Mon. Jun 6th 2016
During our Department's June 2016 monthly meeting, Past Chief of the Department and Past Department Secretary Paul Moore stopped in quarters for a visit. Chief Moore currently resides in Florida and made his way back to Bowie for a visit. Chief Moore served as Chief of the Department from 1964 t...
Thu. Apr 14th 2016
The Bigony family has asked that we share the following information about viewing and funeral arrangements for Life Member and Past President Jonathan P. Bigony. Please note that the Fire Department Memorial Service will be Tuesday night at 1900. There also will be a Fire Department procession from ...
Mon. Apr 11th 2016
It is with deepest regrets that we notify all members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad of the passing of our former President, Life Member, Prince George's County Fire Commissioner, and Past President of the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Associatio...
Thu. Apr 7th 2016
The Bowie VFD will be participating in the Maryland Sate Firemen's Association Statewide Recruiting Day on Sunday, April 10. If you're interested in learning more about the volunteer fire service please join us at Bowie VFD Company 39 (15454 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD) between 11:00 am and 4:...
Fri. Apr 1st 2016
On April 1, 2016, At the Annual Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Banquet, Ms. Joan Hayden represented the family of Thomas Hayden and assisted with the presentation of the Thomas Hayden Memorial Award for CPR excellence.The first three awards were given for the following event. On th...
Recent Calls
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...
Thu. Apr 21st 2016
On Thursday, April 21, 2016, units from Bowie and the surrounding area were alerted to a report of a house on fire in the 3400 block of Elenoir Court in Company 16's first due. Units on the call included Engines 816, 843, and 818, Anne Arundel Engine 7, Towers 819 and 839, and Rescue Squad 806. ...
Fri. Mar 25th 2016
On Friday, March 25, 2016, at approximately 2345 hours, units from Station 39 were alerted to the area of Racetrack Road and Annapolis Road for the report of a personal injury accident. Units arrived on scene to find 2 vehicles severely damaged. All patients were transported to area medical faciliti...
Wed. Mar 16th 2016
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Tower 839 was dispatched to the area of Cheyenne Drive and Carbondale Way in Anne Arundel County for a report of a house fire. Anne Arundel units arrived on scene and confirmed an exterior fire moving vertically on the outside of a house. Tower 839 and Chief 839B respon...
Fri. Mar 11th 2016
On Friday, March 11, 2016, at approximately 1920 hours, units from Bowie and Glenn Dale were alerted to respond to the report of a personal injury accident with entrapment in the area of Lanham Severn Road and Glenn Dale Boulevard. Units arrived on scene to find two vehicles with one person trapped....
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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.

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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