Fire Prevention Day
This annual event is held each October to educate the Community of Bowie in fire prevention and home safety. This year will be our 34th annual program. Attendance has grown over the years, with attendance in years past being in the thousands of visitors. Bowie's Fire Prevention Day is one of the biggest in the state, and the 2008 event was honored as one of the best in the state by the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

34th Annual Fire Prevention Open House, Saturday October 12th, 2019

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Rain or Shine)
At the Freestate Mall Fire Station (Company 39 - Belair)
15454 Annapolis Road (Google Maps)

Come join the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad as we continue to make Bowie a safer place to live. Help us help you by attending a full day of fun, sights and sounds. See live demonstrations and displays of fire trucks, as well as other public safety vehicles/equipment.  This year, we will follow the theme established by the National Fire Protection Association for Fire Prevention Week, "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out"

Events Include

11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies


11:15 – 11:30 Fire Department Operations Demonstration


11:45 – 12:15 1st Hut Burning


12:15 – 12:30 Residential Sprinkler Demonstration


12:30 – 1:00 Fire Extinguisher Demonstration


1:00 – 1:30 Auto Accident and Extrication Demonstration

1:30 – 2:00 2nd Hut Burning Demonstration


2:00 – 2:30 “What fills a Firefighter’s Boots?” Presentation


2:30– 3:00 “When the Ambulance Comes” Presentation


3:00 Final Hut Burning Demonstration


***We ask that nobody park in the adjacent Town House Parking Areas***



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