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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Working Garage Fire on Duckettown Road
Wed. Sep 29th 2010
On Sunday, September 26, 2010, at approx 2030 hours, Engine 191 (Bowie/Old Town), Engine 391 (Bowie/Free State), Engine 816 (Bowie/Northview), and additional units from the 2nd Battalion were alerted for a garage fire at the 12000 block of Duckettown Road in Company 19's first due. Engine 191 arrive...

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Thunderstorm Results in Many Calls for Assistance
Wed. Sep 22nd 2010
On the evening of Wednesday, September 22, 2010, a strong thunderstorm sped through the city of Bowie, prompting calls for assistance from all Bowie stations. Most calls were for wires and trees down, lamp poles blown over at Bowie Town Center, and a shed fire that started by fallen wires. Engine ...

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Engine Company Runs Early Morning Kitchen Fire in Mitchellville
Sat. Sep 11th 2010
At 0624 on Friday, September 10, 2010, units were dispatched to the 12000 block of Shadystone Terrace in Mitchellville for report of a house on fire. Engine 432 (Bowie/Mitchellville) was dispatched on the call. Engine Company 18 (Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department) arrived on the scene with smok...

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Bowie Firefighters Battle Fully Involved House Fire in Upper Marlboro
Sat. Sep 4th 2010
At approximately 1930 hours on Saturday, September 4, 2010, units were dispatched to the 1000 block of Whistling Duck Drive in Upper Marlboro for a report of a deck on fire. Engine 432 (Bowie/Mitchellville) was dispatched on the call. Chief 43A (J. Howard), and Chief 39B (P. Mellits) marked up on...

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Fire at Borders Draws Units From All Four Bowie Stations
Thu. Sep 2nd 2010
At approximately 1932 on Thursday, September 2, 2010, Engine 431 (Bowie/Mitchellville), Engine 392 (Bowie/Free State), Engine Company 816 (Bowie/Northview), Truck 19 (Bowie/Huntington), Truck 28 (West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department), Rescue Squad 18 (Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department), Ar...

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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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3262 Superior Lane, PMB 270
Bowie, MD  20715



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