Ocean City Fire Department
The Ocean City Fire Department is a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. Our promise is to serve all of Ocean City’s residents and visitors with respect, integrity, and excellence.
What To Do In Case of a Fire
Don’t panic - escape may depend on clear thinking.
Get out of the house following the planned escape routes, if possible.
Do not stop to collect valuables or to get dressed.
Open doors carefully only after feeling them to see if they are hot.
If they are hot, do not open them, follow an alternate escape route.
Keep close to the floor - smoke and hot gases rise.
When breathing, take short, shallow breaths.
If your clothes catch fire, STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands and ROLL to smother the flames.
While it is human nature to run if your clothes catch on fire, it's actually the worst thing you can do. Running 'fans the flames' and intensifies the fire.
Keep doors and windows closed unless it is necessary to open them for escape.
Meet at your pre-established meeting place after leaving your house.
Call the Fire Department as soon as possible from outside of home. Give address and name.
Never re-enter a burning building.
Please call the Ocean City Fire Department at 609-525-9182 if you have any question pertaining to escape drills or any other safety issue.