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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, Emergency Management, and Office of the Fire Marshal functions are lead by Division 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 four 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.

Vision
To create and maintain a leading edge emergency services organization of highly trained, technologically driven, competent career and volunteer professionals dedicated to exceeding our customers' expectations through such time honored values as commitment, community involvement, integrity, pride, compassion and a duty to excel.

Mission
The preservation of the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of Queen Anne’s County through the provision of efficient and effective communication resources, emergency medical services, emergency preparedness, and fire, prevention, and education. These critical services are provided with pride and compassion.

 

J. Kevin Aftung
Chief of Department
Director




FOR EMERGENCIES
DIAL 9-1-1


Department of Emergency Services

100 Communications Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
ph: 410.758.4500
fx: 410.758.2086

Chief of Department: J. Kevin Aftung
Phone Extension: 1116
email: kaftung@qac.org

EMS Chief: Scott A. Haas
Phone Extension: 1102
email: shaas@qac.org

Communications Chief: T. Robbie Blackiston
Phone Extension: 1104
email: rblackiston@qac.org

Emergency Mananagement: Lieutenant Ed Stoner
Phone Extension: 1115
email: estoner@qac.org

Fire Marshal's Office
Phone Extension: 1144
email: firemarshal@qac.org

Administrative Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday