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 Emergency Services to host Skywarn Weather Safety Presentation by the NWS

    QAC DES and the NWS invite you to a weather safety presentation. April 25 To register for the 1:00 PM class To register for the 6:00 PM class Read on...
  2. Mobile Integrated Health Team

    On Tuesday night at the Commissioner Meeting, Dr. Ciotola gave an update to the commissioners and brought the Mobile Integrated Community Health Team (MICH) to present this award-winning innovative program that Queen Anne’s County launched in 2014 Read on...
  3. Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Hosts Local Girl Scout Troup

    DES hosts tours for local groups to learn more about their operations. When the Scout BSA Girls Troop 496 visited over the summer of 2022, they discussed the groups goals and how they could partner with DES Read on...
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