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Ocean City Fire Department Trains for Water Rescues

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Ocean City Fire Department Rescue swimmers perform an exercise during a training session. Photo: Ocean City Fire Department Ocean City Fire Department Rescue swimmers perform an exercise during a training session. Photo: Ocean City Fire Department
Members of the Ocean City Fire Department watch as a training exercise is performed. Photo: Ocean City Fire Department Members of the Ocean City Fire Department watch as a training exercise is performed. Photo: Ocean City Fire Department
OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Fire Department conducted a routine water rescue exercise Wednesday at the Ocean City Fishing Center, according to officials.

The OCFD said rescue swimmers and Emergency Medical Services were on hand to perform a variety of a drills, with a rescue manikin simulating a submerged swimmer.

"We train several times a year to assure our divers and first responders are well skilled and well prepared for a variety of circumstances," said OCFD Capt. Guy Rickards, adding,"We hope that we never get calls for which we need to put our training to use, but if and when we do, we will be ready." 

The department said they perform the exercise multiple times over the course of the year, with the next session scheduled for August.
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