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


A calendar of Department meetings and other functions is now available!


See the calendar for the next New Member Orientation!

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

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
Please make plans to join us on Saturday October 14th, for our 36th Annual Fire Prevention Open House at Station 39. The event is scheduled for 11am-3pm, with fun for your whole family. The full schedule is available by clicking the Open House tab.
Monday, September 11th, 2023
Members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department from Company 19 and 39 were out today supporting a Patriot Day event at Mission BBQ in the Waugh Chapel Center. Participating in this annual event has become a tradition, as we remember all that were lost in September 11th, 2001.
Are your ready to help protect your community? Our Membership Team will be hosting our monthly new volunteer orientation and information session at Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Station 39 (15454 Annapolis Rd.) on Monday December 12th @ 6pm.
Monday, September 19th, 2022
Come join us for our annual Fire Prevention Day, October 15, 2022 from 11AM to 3PM!Make plans to now to join us on Saturday October 15th for our Annual Fire Prevention Open House. The event will be held at Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Station 39 (15454 Annapolis Rd.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
At approximately 3:03 AM on February 15, 2022, Engine 839 was alerted for a vehicle fire in the 13500 block of Youngwood Turn. While en-route, communications received updated information that a dwelling was on fire and dispatched additional units from surrounding companies including Bowie ...
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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
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
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.

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