Help us to continue making a difference in our community. Please make a donation to the Ocean Pines Fire Department today.
Become a Member
Live Run Log
Wed Sep, 27 2023 @ 15:58
Location: 11007 Manklin Creek Rd - (410) 511- Dist: 381.96 Ft Unit 2 Pennington Estates - Food Lion
Address: Falls Berlin, MD 21811
Wed Sep, 27 2023 @ 15:57
Nature: Medical Emergency
Listen to live fireground operations from the Worcester County Communications CenterListen Now>>
How We’re Organized
Like many corporations, we have two distinct yet tightly integrated units of our organization – an administrative arm and an operations arm. The administrative unit is led by a president, vice-president, and four board of directors. The president serves as the CAO – Chief Administrative Officer of the fire department.
The operations division of the fire department is led by the fire chief. He or she serves as the COO or Chief Operating Officer of the corporation. They oversee what is called the ‘chain of command. This chain of command is particularly important in that it provides clear direction, lines of communications, and accountability for everyone involved in the chain.
On an incident scene, the chain of command provides for identifying areas of responsibility and accountability for the personal safety of every individual working within the incident command system.
Under this system, each level only reports to one supervisor. Firefighters report to a Lieutenant, who then reports to a Captain. The Captain report to the Assistant Chiefs, who are responsible to the Fire Chief.
Teamwork is the foundation of our success – during an emergency and back at the station. Before you can become a good leader, you need to learn to be a good follower.
Knowing and understanding how you fit into the chain of command will be one of the most important lessons you can learn. Know your position and play it well.
You will receive a copy of our current organizational chart – or chain of command – during your new recruit orientation.
Photo of Day
Knox Box Program
Complete Information on our Knox Box ProgramRead More
Fire & EMS Statistics