Daily Archives: June 12, 2013

Ocean City Skate Park hosting Ocean Bowl Bash on Wednesday, June 19

ocean bowl bash logoThe Town of Ocean City’s Skate Park will be hosting a full day of skateboarding fun at the Ocean Bowl Bash on Wednesday, June 19.  The event, which will include free skating all day, will host live music and impromptu contests from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park. 

“Ocean City has a strong skateboarding community with a lot of great energy,” said David Messick, Ocean Bowl Manager.  “What better way to celebrate the beginning of the Dew Tour and the action sports fans in Ocean City than a big bash at the Ocean Bowl.”

With local skate and surf shops on hand with apparel and live music from The Hoopla, PTV and McRad beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests of the Ocean Bowl Bash are guaranteed to have a good time.    The modernized Ocean Bowl Skate Park offers skateboarders and inline skaters new challenges, with the perfect harmony of east coast and west coast styles melded into one spectacular space.

With 17,000-square-foot concrete-based park, pool bowl with deep and shallow end, a large vert ramp and mini ramp and a 13,000-square-foot innovative open concrete street course with hit walls, hips and small bow, the Ocean Bowl provides challenges for skaters of all abilities.  For more information about the event, please contact David Messick at 410-289-2695.

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Ocean City Emergency Services monitoring current forecast

imagesThe National Weather Service and the National Storm Prediction Center have placed the Ocean City area under a Hazardous Weather Outlook Alert for Thursday, June 13 2013 with a 45% probability of severe weather.   Ocean City Emergency Management will be monitoring this system and working closely with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to provide updates as required.

According to the current forecast, thunderstorms are possible as early as Wednesday afternoon and into Wednesday evening, June 12.  On Thursday, June 13, there is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening.  While rain amounts are expected to be low, citizens should expect windy conditions.

Residents should secure lawn and pool furniture, trash cans and other outdoor items that could become flying projectiles during the storm. Those who do not have to travel should remain indoors until the storm passes. In preparation for potential power outages, citizens should keep non-perishable food items handy. Also, load fresh batteries in flashlights and radios and stay tuned Thursday to local radio and TV stations for updated weather information and any warnings that may be issued as a result of the storm.

Ocean City Emergency Services will continue to update residents and visitors on the forecast as needed.  For more information or to read about storm preparedness, please visit:  http://oceancitymd.gov.   

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Moore Boat Delivers New Fire Boat to Ocean City Fire Department

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The Ocean City Fire Department has a new piece of equipment to add to their fleet, thanks to the delivery of Moore Boat’s Moore Fire 32 on Tuesday, June 11. Representatives from the Ocean City Fire Department and Moore Boat met at the Fire Department’s bayside boat dock on 13th Street to make the official exchange of equipment. 

“This day is a couple of years in the making,” said Ocean City Fire Department Chief Chris Larmore.  “There has been a lot of research, planning, and just plain hard work put into the building of this vessel.  I am really proud of the final product and I can’t wait to show the residents and visitors of Ocean City what this boat is capable of thanks to the hard work of our employees and our partners at Moore Boat.”

The Moore Fire 32, which has successfully completed various sea trails, is an all new aluminum vessel offering numerous unique designs and features.  With the ability to respond to incidents through areas normally deemed unnavigable to traditional fire boats, the Moore Fire 32 was built specifically for its intended use as a fire/ems operations platform in the Ocean City area.

“The Moore Fire 32 was designed to transverse sandbars with depths as shallow as 6 inches,” said Leighton Moore, president of Moore Boat.  “We have spent the past two years working closely with the Ocean City Fire Department to design this vessel from the ground up to support the department’s daily mission on the area’s waterways.” 

The new fire boat offers numerous unique design features aimed at supporting the Fire Department’s fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue and hazardous materials response missions on the inland and near-coastal waterways.  A formal dedication of the vessel will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., with the location of the dedication to be announced in the near future.  Residents and visitors who are interested in catching a glimpse of the one-of-a-kind vessel, it will be on display at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Convention on June 17-19, behind the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

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