|Bowie VFD is hosting a Retention and Recruitment Workshop on May 19th and 20th in Hagerstown, MD!|
Online registration is now available.
The Bowie VFD is fortunate to be the recipient of a $1,877,900 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from FEMA. SAFER Grants are intended to provide funding to fire departments and other organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained firefighters available in their communities. This page provides information for members about the benefits available to operational members under the grant [PDF].
The two principal benefits programs funded by the grant include a stipend for operational members based on points accrued quarterly, and a tuition reimbursement program. Grant funds cannot be used to hire career firefighters or EMTs. Money also is available for recruiting and retention activities that contribute to increasing operational membership to provide emergency responses in the community.
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!
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.