The 2018 Bowie VFD Santa Rides will visit each part of Bowie on the nights shown below. The routes will cover all of the main streets and some of the side streets, but we can't cover every side street. We will leave the station each evening between 6:00 and 6:30 PM and will try to finish before 9:00 PM. 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 December 3, 2018!
|Sunday, December 9||Pointer Ridge, Hall Road, Mount Oak, Dunwood Valley|
|Monday, December 10||Heather Hills, Enfield Chase, Jennings Mill|
|Tuesday, December 11||Northview, Amber Meadows|
|Wednesday, December 12||Old Crain, Governor’s Bridge Apartments, Longleaf, Enfield Chase|
|Thursday, December 13||Huntington, Highbridge, Grady’s Walk, Gulliver’s Trail|
|Friday, December 14||Rockledge, Whitehall, Westview Forest, Saddlebrook West, Kimberwick Dr, Arabian Ln|
|Saturday, December 15||Marquette, Yorktown, Idlewild, Victoria Heights, Overbrook, Saddlebrook East|
|Sunday, December 16||Meadowbrook, Chapel Forge|
|Monday, December 17||Tulip Grove, Foxhill, Longridge|
|Tuesday, December 18||Belair, Buckingham, Somerset|
|Wednesday, December 19||Urbana Lane, Westview Forest, Old Stage, Kinderbrook|
|Thursday, December 20||Make-up Day|
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.