(Jan. 13, 2023) In the coming weeks and months, we plan to introduce the members of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company to the community they serve.
Currently our longest serving active member is Mike Hastings.
Mike joined the Fire Company on Oct. 4, 1966, and has 56 active years of service in the company.
He is a life-long resident of Ocean City and has been self-employed in the boat repair business (Hastings Boat Repair) for over 40 years.
Mike joined the fire company “to help his friends and neighbors in the community and protect the property in the town.”
Mike currently serves as firefighter but has served in many leadership roles over the years, including seven years as an assistant chief; 28 years as a captain; 20 years as a cadet instructor and also served four years administratively on the board of directors.
Hastings’ most memorable event was the tragic Saute’ Café restaurant fire in July 1983.
He cites as his greatest accomplishment in the fire service the opportunity to serve as a cadet instructor and witness members from the program have successful careers in the fire service.
We thank Mike Hastings and all our volunteers for their commitment and service to our community.
For membership information or to learn more about your volunteer fire company, please visit www.ocvfc.com.