Ocean City Beach Patrol

425 S. Philadelphia Avenue – Ocean City, MD

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The Ocean City Beach Patrol is an organization of men and women dedicated to ocean rescue and beach safety along the shoreline of Ocean City, MD. We invite you to learn more about us by clicking on the Know your Beach Patrol to the left. If you are someone who loves the ocean and would like to become a part of our organization, be sure to check out the section on jobs.

Approved Surfing Beach Rotation for 2015



There will be pre-employment physical skills evaluations for the 2016 season,

on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Anyone seeking employment as a Surf Rescue Technician with the Ocean City, Maryland Beach Patrol, must successfully complete all aspects of the pre-employment physical skills evaluation before being appointed to Surf Rescue Training Academy. There are times and distances listed for both “on-site” tests (those held in Ocean City) and “off-site” tests (those held in places such as York College of Pennsylvania). Please register for a test by filling out our Googledocs form.

  • Provide Identification with proof of age.
  • Successfully complete an English language verbal comprehension/proficiency test.
  • Complete a 400m run in 80 seconds or less (off-site) or a 300m soft sand sprint in 65 seconds or less.
  • Complete a 500m swim (off-site) or a 400m ocean swim in 10 minutes or less.
  • Complete a series of simulated rescues with and without the aid of a rescue buoy.
  • Complete a deep-water physical skill evaluation of holds and releases.
  • Complete a victim transport training session and victim removal test.
  • Complete a tower transport training session and a tower transport test.
  • Complete a buoy preparation training session and mock buoy-runs
  • Complete a 125m running sprint with rescue buoy in at least 25sec (off-site).
  • Complete a rescue medley of 150m run, 100m swim through the surf and 150m return run (on-site)
  • Complete a candidate questionnaire and actively participate in an informational interview with beach patrol staff.

Official Sun Care Sponsor of the OCBP