Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019Today we remember OCVFC Gold Badge Member Leroy J. Cropper Jr. who passed away in the Line of Duty, on this day in 1995. On Monday April 24, 1995, Ocean City VFC units responded to a reported hotel fire at the Plim Plaza Hotel, Second Street & Boardwalk. Units arrived to find an airconditioning unit on fire in a hotel room on the 5th floor; subsequently, firefighters ,including Captain Leroy J.Cropper,Jr., carried all neccessary ventilation and extinguishment equipment up 5 flights of stairs to the 5th floor. After the fire, Captain Cropper advised his Assistant Chief that he wasn't feeling well and was going home. His condition worsened throughout the night and on Tuesday, April 25th, he was admitted to Alantic General Hospital having suffered a major heart attack . On Thursday, April 27th, Captain Cropper was transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was scheduled to undergo coronary artery bypass surgery. Sadly, on Friday April 28, 1995, he suffered a fatal heart attack. Captain Leroy James Cropper, Jr. was 52 years old and had served 32 years with the Department.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019The Ocean City Fire Department recently switched from styrofoam cups and plastic straws to compostable paper cups and wooden stirrers to curb the amount of plastic waste we create.
Monday, April 15, 2019The Ocean City Paramedic Foundation offers the Dr. Adkins Memorial Scholarship, $4,000 a year, https://ocpf.org/ocean-city-paramedics-scholarship/ Also, the Friends and Family of the Parsonsburg Vol. Fire Company have established the Steven E. White Scholarship, $500 a year, http://parsonsburgfire.com/page/scholarship
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019We would like to congratulate Lt. Jordan Braniff who has been promoted to the rank of Acting Captain for B-Platoon. Also, this summer the department will be appointing several members to the new rank of Crew Leader. This position was designed to supplement the officer position. Congratulations to Jeff Aperance, Brad Bunting, Sean Goggin, Chris Kehne, Jerry Priestley, Freddie Senger, Josh Steger, Firuz Etemad-Moghadam, Bob Rhode, Cole Zink, Roger Steger, Jason Bloom and Sam Magee. Please join me in congratulating these members on their appointment and promotion!
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019