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About us

About Us

It’s about people. Fire engines don’t put out fires – people do. Defibrillators don’t save lives – people do. The Jaws-of-Life never rescued anyone on its own – it takes people.
Our human resources are our greatest assets. And we want you to be a part of our team.
The Ocean Pines team of volunteers is comprised of your neighbors, your friends and maybe even your relatives. They’re people just like you – with families, jobs and active lifestyles who still find time to give back to their community. The OPVFD offers a friendly environment for you to discover your capabilities and make the most of your volunteering investment.
Established in 1973, the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department is a premier provider of emergency services in Worcester County, Maryland – protecting residents and businesses located within Ocean Pines as well as along Racetrack Road and Ocean Expressway, in addition to over 10 miles of shoreline/waterways.
We provide comprehensive firefighting, extrication, specialized rescue, fire police/traffic control, fire prevention education, basic and advanced life support emergency medical services to the Ocean Pines community from two stations.

Our South station is located on Ocean Parkway across the pond from the Veterans Memorial; and the North Station is located on Ocean Parkway, just south of White Horse Park.

As a 501c.3 non-profit organization – The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department is an independent organization that serves at the discretion the Ocean Pines Association. We negotiate for cost-effective budgeted services with the OPA each year.

Thus, we take emergency services very seriously. While individuals volunteer to serve their community, our volunteers realize that the fire department provides an invaluable service to the Ocean Pines community – a service partially paid for by the homeowners of our

We are bound to this moral service obligation – and thus we must be committed to providing our services 24 hours a day – every day.

The department currently maintains a fleet of three fire engines, a heavy rescue, a 104’ Tower, a special operations unit, three utility vehicles, three advanced life support ambulance, a traffic control and scene support van, a gator, a rescue boat, a swift water response trailer and two chief’s command vehicles.

Our volunteer membership is made up of approximately 50 active firefighters, fire police officers and EMS personnel, a handful of non-emergency administrative members, cadets, and numerous life members. While our career division is made up of 18 full-time  and several part-time employees.

The OPVFD seeks volunteers to bolster its ranks who share our core values of service, duty, and integrity.

Opportunities to Serve

We offer the opportunity for you to volunteer in the area that you feel most comfortable with, where you feel you can contribute the most, and where you’ll benefit the most from your volunteering experience. Our membership is organized into the following divisions.

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