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 Resident Flu Clinics and COVID-19 Testing

    QAC Department of Health announces additional dates for flu clinics and a revised schedule for COVID testing. Both the flu clinics and COVID testing are a drive through in the parking lot of the Health Department located at, 206 N. Commerce St Centreville Read on...
  2. Updated Flu Clinic Information

    Queen Anne’s County still has available appointments for their Free Flu Clinics during the month of October. Flu vaccinations are by appointment only and are dependent on weather and availability of supplies. Read on...
  3. QAC Department of Health Seeking Applicants for Community Anti-Tobacco Mini-Grants

    Queen Anne’s County Department of Health has extended the deadline for the Community Anti-Tobacco Mini-Grants. Grant proposals are now due by October 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Read on...
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