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. Vaccine Update - 2/24/21

    Today we held a vaccination clinic at our new location, Sudlersville Fire House. Our delayed delivery of vaccine has come in and we were able to hold a first dose vaccine clinic today and will also have one on Friday for those that were rescheduled Read on...
  2. Queen Anne’s County Discovers First Two Cases of the UK Variant

    Queen Anne’s County discovers first two cases of the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 this week also known as the UK variant. Although not the first in Maryland this is the first two cases detected in Queen Anne’s County. Read on...
  3. Vaccine Update 2/22/21

    Today we are working on second doses for our 1A and 1B groups that received their first dose at the end of January. If you have a second dose appointment today, bring your vaccination card with you. Read on...
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