Governor Hogan announces $50K in funding for OCFD fireboat
OCEAN CITY, Md.- Governor Larry Hogan made his way to the Ocean City earlier Tuesday and granted $50,000 to the fire department.
The funding is part of the 13.5 million dollars in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards.
The funding is being used to enhance and improve public boating access-and facilities throughout the state.
The funding going to the OC Fire Department will be used for a fire and rescue vessel engine replacement.
Governor Hogan said boating is an important part of the state’s economy and being able to grant this funding will have a positive impact on the department.
“Just hearing from the Chief about how its going to help them with a replacement engine for their rescue boat, but we are putting money into communities all across the state to help with boat ramps and safety improvements and dredging and its really helpful, I think people have been struggling through COVID,” Governor Hogan said.
The funding will go toward 60 projects in 19 counties.
The Ocean City Fire department said they are grateful for this funding as it will provide emergency services in the bay and ocean.