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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Several Stores at Hilltop Evacuated Following Gas Line Break
Thu. Mar 25th 2010
On Thursday, March 25, 2010, at approximately 20:35 Engine Company 39 (Bowie/Free State) was alerted for a mulch fire at Hilltop Shopping Center. Engine 391 and Chief 39A (G. Blanton) responded on the call. Upon arrival the source of the fire was determined to be a broken gas line near an electric m...

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Accident Temporarily Closes Crain Highway
Mon. Mar 22nd 2010
On Thursday, 03/18/10, at approximately 1330, the Engine and Ambulance from Company 43 (Bowie/Pointer Ridge) responded to a two-car accident on southbound Crain Highway at Central Avenue. Arriving units found a Toyota hybrid car with both passenger and driver airbags deployed and moderate front end ...

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Company 43 Extinguishes Truck Fire
Fri. Mar 12th 2010
On Friday, March 12, 2010, at approximately 2230 hours, Company 43 (Bowie/Pointer Ridge) was alerted for a vehicle fire in the area of Queen Anne Bridge Road and Mill Branch Road. Engine 431 arrived on-scene to find the engine compartment of a full-sized pickup truck completely engulfed in flames an...

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No One Injured in Rollover on Route 50
Tue. Mar 9th 2010
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at approximately 2215 hours, units from Companies 39 (Bowie/Free State), 43 (Bowie/Pointer Ridge), and 816 (Bowie/Northview), along with (Arundel 7), were alerted to respond for a report of an overturned vehicle with people trapped on eastbound Route 50 in the area of Crain...

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Early-Morning Explosion and Fire in Old Town
Sun. Mar 7th 2010
On Sunday, March 7, 2010, at approximately 0355, an alarm was sounded for a house fire in the area of 12th Street and Chestnut Avenue in Old Town. Engine Company 19 (Bowie/Huntington), Tower 39 (Bowie/Free State), and Engine Company 816 (Bowie/Northview) responded. Other companies on the call includ...

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2014 Call Volume
  Fire EMS
Jan 653 725
Feb 378 601
Mar 473 681
Apr 570 645
May 293 513
Jun 272 493
Jul 264 537
Aug 280 512
Sep 270 465
Oct 285 495
Total 3738 5667

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The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc.
3262 Superior Lane, PMB 270
Bowie, MD  20715



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