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. Florence Update 9/14/18

    ? The three biggest threats to MD lasting into next week are: ? Larger scale freshwater flooding when Florence moves north along the Appalachians Sunday Night through Tue ? Tropical storm force winds, particularly at higher elevations, Read on...
  2. Latest Information Hurricane Florence 9/12/18

    The latest forecasts have predicted Florence will stay south of Maryland. We should avoid the brunt of the storm but still expect to experience flooding Friday through early next week. Please remember the following Read on...
  3. 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...
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