Ocean City Beach Patrol Bestowed a 2021 USLA National Beach Safety Challenge Award
Ocean City, MD – (May 12, 2022): The United States Lifesaving Association’s (USLA) Public Education Committee has awarded the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) the prestigious National Beach Safety Challenge award for the 2021 season.
The USLA is a nonprofit, national professional association of beach lifeguards and open-water rescuers that works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through delivering public education, promoting national lifeguard standards, offering training programs, advocating for high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means to ensure the public’s safety.
This award is given to agencies, chapters or regions that conduct beach safety programs and align with the USLA’s mission in order to educate the general public. Throughout the years, the OCBP has created and delivered a number of safety resources to Ocean City and surrounding communities in the form of education, informational postings throughout town, and numerous programs such as facilitating Junior Beach Patrol camps, hosting Beach Safety Presentations, and producing Public Education Outreach Programs.
The Mid-Atlantic’s own Tom Perry, USLA National Certification Officer-Mid Atlantic Region, at the request of Mid-Atlantic Regional President E. Zebrowski, Committee Chairperson D. Blair and National President P. Davis, were asked to accept this award on behalf of the Ocean City Beach Patrol which he stated, “I am honored to do.”
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” commented Captain Butch Arbin. “The Ocean City Beach Patrol is dedicated to ocean rescue, beach safety, and maintaining a safe and orderly environment.”
For more information on the OCBP, go to www.oceancitymd.gov/ocbp.