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. County Commissioners Declare April 10-16 Public Safety Dispatcher Week

    Therefore Be It Resolved that the County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County declares the week of April 10 through 16, 2022 to be National Public Safety Dispatcher Week in Queen Anne’s County Read on...
  2. Two Additional Cases of Avian Influenza Confirmed on Delaware and Maryland Farms

    Information shared from the MD Dept of Agriculture Federal laboratory testing has confirmed two cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI)—one pullet operation in New Castle County, Delaware, and one broiler flock in Queen Anne’s County, MD Read on...
  3. Symphony Village CERT

    DES was recently invited to Symphony Village to celebrate George Drake and thank him for all of his work with our Symphony Village Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Read on...
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