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. Queen Anne’s County Now Offering At Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests

    FREE rapid COVID-19 test kits will be available to the public for personal use at both Queen Anne’s County Library locations. These test kits are for personal use and are limited to one per person, per day and intended to be used at home. Read on...
  2. QAC Health Department Will Adding Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Days

    With recent approval for a booster of all three COVID-19 shots for those 18 years old and older (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson), the Health Department in Centreville will now offer additional days to receive vaccinations. Read on...
  3. QAC Department of Health Continues to Administer Additional Doses and Booster Shots

    The Queen Anne’s County Department of Health is still waiting for federal approval and guidance on booster shots for those that received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The health department continues to schedule appointments for a third dose Read on...
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