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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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
11/03/2014November Department Meeting, 7:30PM @ Company 39
11/10/2014November New Member Orientation, 7:00PM @ Company 43
11/17/2014November Auxiliary Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 19
11/20/2014November Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 PM @ Company 43

See the Training page for upcoming classes and seminars

News Headlines
Cooking Safety Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving
Sat. Nov 22nd 2014
Our Officers and Members wish all of the citizens we serve a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!According to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the busiest day each year for fires caused by home cooking equipment. Please follow the safety tips below to keep your home and family safe this holiday season.Safety tipsS...

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New Assignment Board for Co.39
Sat. Nov 22nd 2014
After a few days of planning, few months of preparation and few miles of travel, station 39 received their new riding assignment board this past week.  James Turner, Deputy Chief 39A was at the station to take delivery of this greatly anticipated board.  Chief Turn...

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Bowie VFD Mourns the Passing of Life Member Thomas Machande, Sr.
Thu. Nov 13th 2014
The Officers and Members of Bowie VFD are sad to announce the passing of Life Member Thomas Machande, Sr., who left us early this morning. Tommy served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War, as a career firefighter/technician for Prince George's County, and as a life member of the ...

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Bowie VFD Members Honor Our Nation's Veterans
Tue. Nov 11th 2014
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, members of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department participated in the annual remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the Bowie City Veterans Park.During the wreath laying ceremony, Life Member John Clark and EMT Sharon Wingo presented the BVFD Wreath to the Marine ...

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Membership Orientation on Monday November 10th @ Co. 43
Sun. Nov 9th 2014
Bowie  Fire and EMS units have responded to almost 10,000 calls for service in our community already this year. You can be the one to respond to a citizen in need by becoming a Volunteer Firefighter of EMT. Anyone over the age of 16 is invited to join our membership team for information and an ...

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Recent Calls
Co.39 Handles a Single Vehicle Accident
Sat. Nov 22nd 2014
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, at approximately 19:45, Engine Co 39 and Ambulance 839 were alerted to the area of Church Road and Old Annapolis Road for a report of an accident.  Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle that had struck a pole.  Units administered care and  Amb...

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All Stations Run Working Fire
Tue. Nov 18th 2014
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at approximately 1330 hours, units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 14000 block of Heatherstone Drive. Units arrived on scene to find a 2 story single family home with fire coming from the rear of the home.  Units made a quick knock on th...

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Engine Co. 39 Runs Mutual Aid to Anne Arundel Co.
Sat. Nov 8th 2014
  At 0015 hours, Engine Co. 39 was dispatched for Mutual Aid to Anne Arundel County to assist with the landing zone of Eagle 2, Trooper 2 and Trooper 6. Multiple units from both AACOFD and PGFD were operating on an two-vehicle collision with multiple ejections. A total of five patients were flo...

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Early-Morning Extrication On Route 3
Fri. Oct 10th 2014
At approximately 0100 hours on Friday, October, 10, 2014, units from Bowie responded to southbound Route 3 near the intersection with Route 450 for the personal injury accident. The call was upgraded to entrapment bringing Engines 839 (Bowie/Belair) and 816 (Bowie/Northview), and Paramedic Ambulance...

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Engine Co.39 1st Due on the 806 Box
Sat. Aug 9th 2014
At approximately 1815, Units were alerted for the house on fire in the 11500 Block of Meyer Rd. in Company 806s first due. Engine 393 was transferred to Station 846 due to a working fire at the time and was alerted as the first due engine. While in route, PSC advised that it was possibly electrical ...

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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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