The Ocean City Fire Department, Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey - IAFF Local 4032, serves the community of Ocean City, Cape May County NJ. Our career department offers fire and rescue services including EMS, and Technical Rescue (water rescue, vehicle extrication, collapse/confined space in conjunction with the Cape May County R.U.S.T. Team and hazardous material response).
We have 3 on duty platoons (A,B,C) and 3 administrative positions, which consist of the
Chief, an Administrative Deputy Chief, and Training Captain.
Our platoons consist of one Shift Deputy Chief and 19 uniformed firefighters (at full staff).
OCFD personnel work a 24 hour shift from 0800-0800, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Headquarters - 550 Asbury Avenue
Located at the northern edge of the city's downtown. This four bay drive through building was completed in 1983 and serves as the main station for the department, with offices for the Chief of Department, Suppression Officers and Training. Shift Deputy, Engine Co. 1, Truck Co. 1, Ambulances 1 & 3, Heavy Rescue, Boardwalk Truck, and Water Rescue all respond from this station.
2901 West Avenue
Located in the center of the island, the original Station 2 was built in 1954, and was a two bay station housing Engine Co. 2 and Ambulances 2 & 4. In 2012 Super Storm Sandy caused extensive damage to the original structure and it was deemed unsafe for use. The current building (pictured above) was completed in 2017. It is a two story structure with all living quarters on the 2nd floor. The building now accommodates Engine Co. 2, Engine Co. 22 (reserve), and Ambulances 2 & 4.
4518 West Avenue
Located in the southern end of the island, Station 3, "Cedar Beach" was built in 1975 and houses Engine Co.3 and reserve Engine 23.