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 and Grasonville Vol Fire Dept to hold Car Seat Check

    Queen Anne's County Dept. of Emergency Services and Grasonville Volunteer Fire Dept. (VFD)to hold Car Seat Check on Feb. 13 from 3-6pm at Grasonville VFD. Appointments are recommended. Read on...
  2. After Holiday Safety Tips From Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Fire Marshal’s O

    Make sure to remove your Christmas tree after the holidays or when it is dry. Dry trees are a fire hazard and should not be left in the home, garage, or placed outside against a structure. Read on...
  3. Maryland Fallen Firefighters Honored at National Memorial Service

    Posted on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation The U.S. Fire Service will honor four firefighters, who died in the line of duty, from Maryland during the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Read on...
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