The Ocean City Department of Fire and Rescue Services will hold a swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue). The event had originally been scheduled for March 2 but was postponed due to the weather.
Ocean City’s new fire chief, James P. Smith, will be sworn in during the event, a fire department tradition. The ceremony also will include the swearing-in of members for each rank of the fire department, including deputy chief, captain and firefighter.
Retired Ocean City Beach Patrol Chief of Operations Tom Mullineaux will be honored for his 51 years of service to the patrol.
The ceremony is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The swearing-in ceremony will include the following members of the Ocean City Department of Fire and Rescue Services:
James P. Smith
OCBP Chief of Operations