2017 Santa Rides

The 2017 Bowie VFD Santa Rides will visit each station's area on the nights shown below, and the routes will cover all of the main streets and some of the side streets, but we cannot cover every street in Bowie as we have in the past. We will leave the station each evening between 6:00 and 6:30 PM and will try to finish before 9:00 PM. Streets in each area will be covered in the order shown in the schedule below. For safety reasons, we ask that residents of courts come out to the main road to see Santa. Parents, please do not allow your children to climb on the apparatus! We do our best to follow the schedule outlined below, but sometimes have to make changes based on emergency responses and inclement weather. In the event that we are unable to visit your section of Bowie on the scheduled night, we will attempt to make it up on another night.

We will again be collecting canned goods for the Bowie Interfaith Pantry this year. Unfortunately, the need for help in our community remains strong, and we ask that you donate if you're able. Please bring your donations to the curb for collection. Thank you!

Schedule updated on November 20, 2017!

Sunday, December 10Huntington, High Bridge Estates, Grady's Walk, Gulliver's Trail
Monday, December 11Rockledge, Old Chapel Drive, Whitehall, Old Barn Road, Wakefield Lane
Tuesday, December 12Race Track Road, Arabian Lane
Wednesday, December 13Pointer Ridge (P section), Hall Road, Mt. Oak Road, Dunwood Valley
Thursday, December 14Governor's Bridge Road, Sherwood Manor, Evergreen Parkway, Elder Oaks Boulevard
Friday, December 15Northview, Atlantis Drive
Saturday, December 16Jennings Mill
Sunday, December 17Yorktown, Victoria Heights, Idlewild, Overbrook
Monday, December 18Belair, Buckingham, Somerset
Tuesday, December 19Tulip Grove, Long Ridge, Foxhill
Wednesday, December 20Meadowbrook, Chapel Forge
Thursday, December 21Old Stage Road, Westview Forest, Urbana Lane
Friday, December 22Kenhill, K section, Heather Hills
Saturday, December 23Make-up day in event of inclement weather
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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