Connor Braniff

Connor Braniff is a first-generation volunteer fire fighter and has been a member since 2008, and in the fire service in general since 2006. Connor is an Ocean City local, and a Stephen Decatur High School graduate. While at Decatur, he was the member of the Seahawks 2002 Soccer State Championship team and was an All-Conference Lacrosse player. He Graduated w/ Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Delaware which is where he started his fire department career as a FF/EMT with Aetna HHL of Newark, De.

Connor was a Surf Rescue Technician/ Supervisor with the Ocean City Beach Patrol for 4 years with most of that time spent in the Inlet Service Area. Professionally, he owns a local property management company focusing on Condominium Association & Homeowner’s associations. He lives in West Ocean City with his wife who is an OCPD K9 Officer with thier two dogs, Tegan & Klem. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, surfing and most anything water related in general. He also collects Civil War artifacts and enjoys Military History.

Connor is currently a Captain with the B (FOR BEST) Platoon in OCFD, having served as a FADO and FF/EMT before being promoted to Lieutenant previously. Administratively, he has been the Treasurer 2014/2015 and 2017- Present. In addition to normal classes, Connor holds Fire Officer II, Instructor II, EMT-B and numerous technical and specialized classes. He has been a member and Instructor with the OCFD Water Rescue Team and has been a Rescue Diver with the OCFD Dive Team.

Throughout his tenure with the Department, he is proud to have been the recipient of 2 Incident Citations (Lazy Lizard Fire & 32nd Street Water Rescue), 1 Unit Citation (St. Paul’s Church Fire), 1 Resuscitation Award, Member of the Year in 2014 and a Life Saving Award for removing an unconscious Beach Patrol Guard from 32nd Street Water Rescue in hazardous conditions.