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
7/6/2015July Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
7/13/2015July New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
7/20/2015July Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 19
7/23/2015July Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Sun. Jun 7th 2015
Throughout the months of June and July, CPR Instructors from the Bowie VFD will teach a series of 5 classes to ensure that all officers of the City of Bowie Police Department have current CPR certification. Thanks to the CPR for Bowie Program Coordinator Cindy Loftus and her Instructors for leading ...
Sat. Jun 6th 2015
On Saturday, June 6, members of the Bowie VFD participated in Bowiefest at Allen Pond Park. Auxiliary Chairwoman Amy Locker; probationary member Jack Poe; and Auxiliary members Gordon Curtis, Michelle Goodier, Bernadette Taylor, Chris St. John, and John Cole gave fire hats to the kids, shared safety...
Sat. May 16th 2015
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department would like to publicly thank the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) Mitchellville-Bowie Section, for its generous donation of kitchen supplies for Stations 19, 39, and 43. The donation was presented by the NCNW at Station 43 on Saturday, May 16, fol...
Fri. May 15th 2015
On Friday, May 15, a crew of volunteers from Bowie participated in the funeral detail for DCFD Lt. Kevin McRea, who was killed in the line of duty on May 6. After staging at RFK Stadium, the crew of Engine 391 proceeded to the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Mills Street to provide traf...
Wed. May 6th 2015
The Officers and Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department send our sincere condolences to DCFD and the family of Lt. Kevin McRea following his Line of Duty Death this morning. Lt. McRea, a 24 year veteran of DCFD, responded to a 2 alarm fire this morning with his crew of Engine Co.6. and colla...
Recent Calls
Sun. May 17th 2015
On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at approximately 0430 units were alerted to respond for a reported shed fire in the 12600 block of Millstream Drive. Units on the call included Engines 839 (Bowie/Belair) and 816 (Bowie/Northview), Rescue Squad 818 (Glenn Dale), and Tower 819 (Bowie/Old Town). Engine 839 arr...
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...
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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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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