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
9/24//2015September Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43
10/05/2015October Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
10/07/2015Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ FSB
10/12/2015October New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
10/14/2015Prince George's County Fire and Rescue Association Meeting
10/18/2015Open House at Company 39, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10/19/2015October Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 19
10/21/2015Fire Commission Meeting, 7:30PM @ FSB
10/22/2015October Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19

Company 43 Training Hall schedule

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Wed. Sep 16th 2015
On SUNDAY, October 18, 2015, The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House (31st year). The event will be held at BVFD Station 39, located at 15454 Annapolis Road in Bowie adjacent to Free State Mall, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, rain or shine. This long...
Tue. Sep 8th 2015
Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department Chief Marc Bashoor joined the Bowie VFD at its September meeting to present Lt. David Yang, FF Tyler Davenport, and EMT Anne Rowe with commendations in recognition of meritorious service for a series of EMS calls that they recently ran, including a ...
Thu. Sep 3rd 2015
The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, located at Bowie High School, is hosting a fundraiser comedy night with a portion of the ticket sales being donated to the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department.  The show is Tuesday, September 15th at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $25 and available ticketfly.co...
Sat. Aug 29th 2015
Through the combined efforts of the members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and PGFD, a new ambulance was placed in service this morning to serve the citizens of Bowie. We appreciate the members that took time to place all of the needed equipment on the new unit.  This has been anticipat...
Fri. Aug 28th 2015
Congratulations to Volunteer Firefighter / EMT Lavonia Byrd on passing her test to obtain her Red Card.  The "Red Card" process allows members to drive heavy fire apparatus in Prince Georges County. The process includes completing courses in Emergency Vehicle Operations, pump ope...
Recent Calls
Tue. Sep 1st 2015
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at approximately 0310 hours units were alerted to the report of a townhouse on fire in the 8600 block of Cipriano Springs Court in company 48's first due area.  Tower19 was dispatched as the 3rd due special service on the box.  Units on the box included E...
Sun. Jul 19th 2015
Engine 839 was dispatched as first due engine for a reported house fire in the 6000 block of Gwinett Lane.  Engine 839 arrived to find smoke on the third floor with sprinkler activation.  A small fire was found on the third floor and was fully extinguished by 39.  Units in the assignm...
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...
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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