Department of Emergency Services (DES)

About the Department

The Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services is a department that brings together four closely tied yet distinct functions or divisions, operating under one umbrella. The Communications, Emergency Medical Services, Support Services, Special Operations and Office of the Fire Marshal functions are lead by Assistant Chiefs who oversee complex organizations, have equal rank, and manage their divisions as separate operations, while at that same time enjoying a close partnership with the other Chiefs sharing ideas and resources. One Division does not take higher priority over the other; each has an equal voice in the decision making process of the Department. Budgets are prepared independently forming a Department budget with five components while distinct needs may be met by transferring funds as needed across the Divisions.

This model creates a functioning team of emergency services providers under a common infrastructure. Administrative and support cost are shared across divisions providing for economies of scale. Division staff are crossed trained to better serve the community and accomplish our mission.

  1. Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

    Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare. Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Florence. Read on...
  2. Know Your Evacuation Zone

    Hurricane Preparedness Campaign Designed to Ease Evacuation in Areas Subject to Tidal Floods, Surge Know Your Zone aims to bring awareness of the evacuation zones to the forefront of Marylanders’ plans and make evacuation notices easier to disseminate. Read on...
  3. DES and Sheriff's Office Train School Staff

    In conjunction with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff, Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services personnel trained the Queen Anne’s County Public School employees on Active Assailant preparation and “STOP THE BLEED” techniques. Read on...
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