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Nature: Medical Emergency
City: Berlin

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Nature: Medical Emergency
City: Berlin

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History of the Ocean Pines Vol. Fire Department

Back in April of 1973, a group of retired citizens living in the Ocean Pines community joined together to form the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department using an old white fire engine, used for wetting down dirt roads in new developments. During their first year as a fire department, they responded to a total of 12 calls for service. Financial support during the initial phase of the fire department was very poor and the department operated on a very tight budget, using rain coats and fishing boots for gear. The vast majority of the fire department membership consisted of retirees such as chemical engineers, electrical engineers and government bureaucrats, along with a few construction workers, realtors and teachers. In 1977, the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department joined the Worcester County 911 system, and covered a total of 851 homes. Six years later, the department joined the Worcester County Volunteer Fireman's Association and covered approximately 3,090 homes. In 1985, the department operated three pumpers and a rescue truck. Today, the department operates 2 Class A pumpers, a Heavy Rescue engine, a 104' tower ladder, a rescue boat, a special opperations unit, a utility vehicle, 3 command vehicles and 3 state of the art ALS equipped ambulances. The department currently has approximately 50 members that respond to calls for fire, rescue or EMS needs. The department supplements volunteer response with 15 employees consisting of 12 full time Firefighter/ Paramedics, 1 part time Firefighter/ EMT-B, 1 full time Administrative Assistant and a full time Career EMS Captain. In the year 2019, the OPVFD responded to a total of 2060 calls for service, consisting of 1762 EMS calls and 298 Fire calls. We are continuing to grow and welcome volunteers!

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Fire & EMS Statistics

Fire EMS
January 23 133
Feburary 16 120
March 24 116
April 22 127
May 25 136
June 33 137
July 37 150
August 31 156
September 0 0
October 0 0
November 0 0
December 0 0
Fire EMS
2020 211 1075
2019 298 1762