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. Chesapeake College Alternate Testing Site Transitions to Mobile Testing for Queen Anne’s County Resi

    Queen Anne’s County announces the transition of the alternate testing site located at Chesapeake College after Friday, June 5, 2020. Read on...
  2. Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

    Queen Anne’s County is ready to assist our restaurants and bars in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order which allows for the reopening of outdoor dining this Friday, May 29th at 5pm. Read on...
  3. Queen Anne’s County Announces Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund

    Queen Anne’s County announces the Queen Anne’s County Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund to assist local businesses that are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this program is to RE-Open, RE Employ and Remain in QAC. Read on...
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