Safety a top priority for OCFD amid season change

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Fall is here and summer is coming to an end.

And with beach towns like Ocean City slowing down, officials are staying proactive. The Chief of the Ocean City Fire Department still expects the area to be busy with fall events making a comeback. Safety remains a top priority, telling 47ABC they’re making sure resources are secured. Although the season is slowing that isn’t stopping all the traffic coming in for upcoming events.

“We could have an upwards of 35 to almost 45,000 people every night in the inlet, enjoying some fabulous music with some great groups 3.53 but that also compacts everybody into one area and there’s a lot of other events going on too at the same time, says Chief Richard Bowers, of the Ocean City Fire Department.

Chief Bowers says they are also dealing with staffing shortages however they will still answer all 911 calls amid the season change. As a reminder, he says to make sure you check your sprinklers and smoke alarms.

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