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. 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...
  2. Dr Ciotola Gives County Commissioners an Update on Oct 12

    Dr. Ciotola gave an update to the County Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday, October 12. The first half of the presentation is an overview of programs the Health Department offers and accomplishments. Read on...
  3. QAC DES Attends Dessert First Puppy Hour as part of Know us Before You Need Us effort

    On Thursday, October 14th, members of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services EMS-Division visited Dessert First in Kent Narrows, for their “Puppy Hour.” Read on...
View All