OCFD Offers Free Home Evaluations

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) this week announced a new community outreach program including home fire safety evaluations.

The program will be conducted on a voluntary basis as a courtesy to residents and homeowners in the OCFD response area. Members of the OCFD will begin a systematic door-to-door campaign asking if residents would like a free fire safety evaluation. Firefighters will look for overloaded outlets, working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, unobstructed exit routes from homes, and good address visibility from the street.

“As fire chief in Ocean City, I lead a group of dedicated firefighters and EMS providers who desire to make a difference in the lives of Ocean City residents and those who visit,” said Fire Chief Chris Larmore. “These home evaluations are one more step we are taking to make our town fire free, and ensure you are safe at home.”

A copy of the evaluation will be given to the resident along with suggestions. A follow-up appointment may also be requested. The goal in providing this service is to ensure that homes are as free of fire hazards as possible. Those who would like to schedule an appointment should call Captain Bryon Trimble, Program Manager, at 410-289-4346, ext. 7426.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.