Our department is rich in tradition, camaraderie, and is built on commitment . The volunteers that came before us prided themselves on protecting the community in which they lived. Today we continue that tradition. Our members respond to all types of fire an medical emergencies at any time of the day or night, and in all types of weather.

We hope you strongly consider this commitment to the community and hopefully, in the near future, you will become one of the volunteers that are called upon when our community needs help. You will gain a strong sense of belonging, and knowing you are part of a team of individuals that work together to help our citizens. If, becoming a Firefighter /EMT is not for you, we have an administrative branch within our department that will graciously utilize your skills and time. Your willingness to join our ranks and become a dedicated volunteer, whether operational or non operational will have an immediate effect on not only our department, but the community in which we serve.

Upcoming Events
CalendarA calendar of Department meetings and other functions is now available!
OrientationThe next new member orientation will be held to the rear of Station 39, 15454 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 6/14/21 at 6pm.
Ongoing

Company 43 Training Hall schedule.  Also, see the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Laurel VFD (Co.10) and Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad (Co.49) requested EMS support from Gator 839 for the City of Laurel fireworks display on 7/4/21. This resource helps to speed response to emergencies in crowded or hard to access locations.
Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Volunteers have been giving back to the citizens of Bowie since 1928 as Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Auxiliary Support Members. If you are ready and able to give back to our community in their time of need, we want you as part of our Volunteer Family.
Saturday, June 12th, 2021
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Please join us in congratulating Volunteer EMT Rawlings on successfully passing her Paramedic Exams! Completion of a Paramedic certification includes multiple college semesters of coursework and many hours of in-field experience.
Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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BVFD is selling two 1995 Seagrave Pumpers. Sales information provided on the sales flyers.For additional pictures and video of Engine 191 click here.For additional pictures and video of Engine 391 click here.
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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At approximately 12:10 pm on January 30, 2021 Ambulance 819 (Old Town) was alerted for an injured subject on the B&A trail in Bowie. Ambulance 819 requested the “Gator” from Station 839 based on the nature of the call.
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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At approximately 6:56 am, a jogger stopped into Station 839 reporting black smoke coming from Bowie High School. A box alarm was dispatched alerting all four Bowie Engine Companies, Ambulance 839 and surrounding PGFD and Anne Arundel County units.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
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At approximately 6:58 PM on January 27, Bowie Engines 843 and 816 were alerted with other PGFD and Anne Arundel County units for a fire in the 3800 block of Effie Fox Way in Upper Marlboro. Upon arrival, units discovered a fire in the attic, which brought additional units including Bowie Tower 839.
Friday, January 15th, 2021
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At approximately 12:41 pm on January 15, Tower 839 was alerted to respond with units from Anne Arundel County to the 2300 block of Brandermill Blvd. for the report of smoke in the building. Operating as the first due Special Service, Tower 839 reported to the roof and found a defective air handling ...

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