Ocean City officials say that Fire Marshal David Hartley and longtime Deputy Tim Price will retire after nearly 70 years of combined service to the town.
Hartley began his career with the town in 1991 as a Fire Safety Inspector, performing many life safety inspections, before being promoted to Fire Investigator and sworn Ocean City Police Officer in 1996. Throughout his career he has held the rank of Chief at various levels for 20 years, as a Chief Deputy, Assistant Chief, and ultimately appointed to Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal in 2011. He was a founding member of the bomb squad on graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hazardous Devices School in 2001, just prior to 9/11.
“It has been an honor working for the Town of Ocean City. I would like to thank the many brave professional employees in the Fire Marshal’s Office, fire department, and police department who I have worked alongside for 28 years. I have had a blessed career and very grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors for so many years,” said Hartley.
Also retiring from the Office of the Fire Marshal is Deputy Fire Marshal/Plans Examiner Tim Price.