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. DES attend a bill signing ceremony for 3 bills that impact 911

    Assistant Chief Alfree and Morgan from QAC Department of Emergency Services attended a bill signing ceremony at the State House for three bills that impact 9-1-1 and Public Safety. To ready more about these bills click below. Read on...
  2. Fallen Hero Escort Saturday Feb 23rd at 11:30 am

    The remains of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent of the US Navy will be escorted through QAC on Sat, Feb 23rd around 11:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 11:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to Southbound 301 toward the Bay Bridge. Read on...
  3. Scam Using DES's Phone Number 1/22/19

    ALERT: The main number for Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services. 410-758-4500 has been “spoofed.” Fake calls, also known as 'phishing' or 'spoof' calls, attempt to trick you into revealing personal Read on...
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