Chris Larmore

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Richard Bowers is officially Fire Chief for Ocean City.

The town council confirmed his appointment yesterday.

Bowers replaces Chris Larmore.

He announced his retirement in February and has served as a member of the Volunteer Fire Company for the last 27 years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he was appointed to chief in 2008 that oversaw for the first time both career and volunteer fighters.

The Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore has decided to retire this spring after serving in the position since 2008.

As chief he led both the volunteer and career firefighters during his time in office.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he did not indicate a specific date for his departure.

He said that he was thankful to the men and women he worked with and the opportunity to serve the community he had made home most of his life.