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
4/7/2014April Department Meeting, 8:00 PM @ Company 39 (The meeting will be called to order at 2000 this evening, to allow time for those from Bowie who want to attend the Fire Department memorial service for Life Member Tim Smith of Co. 18 at Evan's funeral home. The memorial service is scheduled to start at 1900.)
4/14/2014New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 39
4/21/2014Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
4/24/2014Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
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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VFW Post 8065 Award
Fri. Mar 14th 2014
VFW Post #8065 recently recognized Bowie Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Ray Wingo as their Firefighter of the Year. FF/EMT Wingo has served the citizens of Bowie for over 30 years in many capacities including Heavy Apparatus Driver / Operator and Emergency Medical Technician. Ray is an active instructor ...

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Change Your Clock Change Your Battery
Thu. Mar 6th 2014
 The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind you that it is time to change your clocks and replace the battery in each smoke alarm in your home. If your smoke alarms are 10 years old they should be replaced. Recent code changes require a new type of smoke alarm that is equipped wit...

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EMS Members Wanted
Sun. Feb 23rd 2014
Bowie EMS units responded to 159 calls this week. We are always seeking candidates to become Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. Applicants must be able to dedicate time for aprox. 170 hours of training to become an EMT. We provide all training and equipment free of charge. If you have the pass...

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Regional Recruitment & Retention Meeting @ Company 43
Sat. Jan 18th 2014
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department welcomed over 50 recruiters from the region the our training center on Saturday January 18th. The event hosted by the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association brought representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania,Delaware, and New York together to discuss and shar...

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Recent Calls
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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Tower 39 Runs Mutual Aid On 2-Alarm File In Anne Arundel County
Tue. Mar 4th 2014
Around 1100, Tower 39 (Bowie/Belair) was alerted for the mutual aid to Anne Arundel County for the reported house on fire in the 1200 block of Lake Forest Drive. Arundel Engine 7 arrived reporting light smoke from the front door. Tower 39 responded with 7 personnel and was staged upon arrival while ...

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Bowie Units Respond To Working House Fire On Springfield Road
Sun. Feb 23rd 2014
Around 4:30 PM on February 23, Communications dropped tones for the reported house on fire in the 8000 block of Springfield Road in Company19's (Bowie/Old Town) first due area. Engine 191 arrived on-scene reporting a two-story house with fire showing through the roof on side Bravo. Tower 39 (Bow...

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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS
Jan 653 725
Feb 378 601
Mar 473 681
Total 1504 2007

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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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