Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ditch your car for a day to promote biking as a healthy alternative to driving.
If you’ve ever thought about biking to work, this Friday is your chance. May 17 is National Bike to Work Day, which is part of National Bike Month. There will be two Bike to Work Day pit stops in Bowie—at the Bowie Town Center Food Court and at the Old Town Bowie Fire Station on 9th Street—both from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Participants can register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and receive a free "Bike to Work Day 2013" T-shirt. Water, other refreshments and prizes will also be provided. The League of American Bicyclists began Bike to Work Day in 1956 as part of Bike to Work month. TELL US: What do you think of National Bike to Work Day? Do you frequently bike to work, or do you prefer driving on your daily commute? Share in the comments …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Bowie Girl Scout Troop 413 visited the Northview fire station on Bowie on Monday, delivering sweet treats and sweeter smiles.
Friday, January 4, 2013
PGFD credits retired Lt. Billy Mills and the woman's dog with preventing serious injuries as a result of the fire.
A disabled woman was saved from her burning home in Bowie this morning by a retired Prince George’s County firefighter and her faithful black lab, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady. Firefighters from the Bowie Pointer Ridge Station responded to a call of a person trapped in a burning home on Pond Meadow Lane at around 10 a.m. this morning. According to Brady, retired Fire Lt. Billy Mills was in the Pointer Ridge area when he saw smoke and suspected a structure fire. He followed the smoke and arrived on the scene at the same time as firefighters to find the two-story residence in the 16300 block of Pond Meadow Lane with heavy fire and smoke showing. Mills went around to the back of the house to …
Woman is being treated for smoke inhalation and burns at an area hospital, according to a spokesperson.
At least one woman has been injured in a house fire on the 16300 block of Pond Meadow Lane in Bowie, according to Prince George's County Fire Department (PGFD) spokesperson Mark Brady. Follow Bowie Patch on Twitter and Facebook for updates on this story. Firefighters responded to reports of a two-story structure showing heavy fire at around 10:20 a.m. Friday. Due to the extent of the flames, firefighters initially retreated to the exterior of the structure to fight the blaze, though Brady recently reported that the bulk of the flames were knocked down and firefighters were able to re-enter the home. The occupant of the home was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and burns, said Brady, but the extent of the injuries has…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Local fire fighters will be bringing the jolly old elf up and down the street of Bowie, collecting donations for the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry.
You better watch out, you better not cry and I'll tell you why—Santa Claus is coming to Bowie! Once again, the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) will be driving St. Nick around on fire trucks to visit local boys and girls, and to collect donations of canned goods for the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. Last year, the BVFD collected over 1,000 cans of food and it is hoping to meet or exceed that goal again this year to help as many local families in need as possible this holiday season, according to its website. They're asking for support from all residents who are able to contribute. BVFD is asking that parents bring their children to the main roads to see Santa, and to prevent kids from climbing up onto the trucks. The Santa ride …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Station 39 in Bowie will be hosting an open house on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Nearly 50 masks have been distributed to Bowie volunteer fire stations since April 2012.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department's Northview Station is now more prepared to handle pet-related emergencies after this week’s donation from Bowie CLAW. The local animal welfare group donated 27 sets of pet oxygen masks to the fire station on Tuesday. Each set contains three masks—sized small, medium and large—and are good for multiple uses, Bowie CLAW member Connie Carter said. “The whole idea behind this is to make sure that every fire station in Bowie has a set of oxygen masks, so whoever does the call has a set to help the animals in case they are in need,” Carter said. Each set of masks and their storage boxes cost about $100, Carter said. Money for the masks were generated at a Pasta for Pets spaghetti dinner fundraiser held at the…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The kitten was apparently trapped after its mother tried to free her offspring and became stuck and ended up blocking the exit. The orphaned kitten has a new home with its hero a Bowie firefighter.
It’s no secret that cats can get into some pretty tight spots, and on June 11, firefighters from Engine 431 were called on to help free an animal stuck in a pipe. When they arrived at around 2 p.m., the crew and Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Captain Steve Stearns heard a cat crying from a discarded HVAC unit that was stored next to a shed. Bowie Animal Control assisted in the rescue, helping the firefighters to break down the unit and free the trapped kitten. The kitten apparently became trapped when its mother became stuck in the unit and died—presumably trying to free the kitten—but ended up blocking the exit. The kitten was then examined and cleaned by Bowie Animal Control, and was later adopted by one of the career firefighters that …