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Posted on: June 4, 2019

National Field Day at White Marsh Park June 22nd and 23rd

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Come out and meet the Amateur Radio operators of your community and members of QAARC at White Marsh Park on June 22nd and 23rd. The park is located at the intersection of Rt. 213 and White Marsh Road (old Bloomfield Farm). Entrance to the farm is located ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Sign up for the next Community Emergency Response Training!

CERT Classes Avail

In a disaster when emergency personnel could be delayed in response, C.E.R.T. members become the first to respond. Community members throughout Queen Anne’s County want to help and do the most good in a disaster situation. However, sometimes, du...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

DES attend a bill signing ceremony for 3 bills that impact 911

Bill Signing

Bill Summary:The bill defines a “victim” as a victim of specified crimes (generally relating to domestic violence; abuse/neglect of a child and related crimes; abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult; and specified sexual crimes). The bill...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Saturday Feb 23rd at 11:30 am

The remains of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent of the US Navy will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Saturday, February 23rd around 11:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 11:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to Southbound 301 t...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Scam Using DES's Phone Number 1/22/19

ALERT: The main number for Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services. 410-758-4500 has been “spoofed.” Fake calls, also known as 'phishing' or 'spoof' calls, attempt to trick you into revealing personal or financia...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Governor Recognizes Dr. Ciotola as Rural Champion

 

 Governor Larry Hogan recently issued a Governor’s Citation to Queen Anne’s County Health Officer Dr. Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr. recognizing him as a Rural Champion in the state of Maryland.

 “Everything Dr. C touches turns to Gold,...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

Haz Mit plan update website

A few months ago we asked the public to help us update the Hazard Mitigation Plan by answering a survey. To read the updated plan go to www.qacdes.com and click on the Hazard Mitigation link on the left side.

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

QAC DES Lip Sync Challenge takes a serious approach to Opioid Crisis

QAC Department of Emergency Services Lip Sync Challenge. This video depicts an opioid overdose and how our crews would respond. QAC has gone purple for the Month of September to bring awareness to Opioid Addiction. For more info 

www.qacgoespurple...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

The National EAS and WEA test has been postponed to October 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

For Immediate Release: 

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare.  Queen Anne’s Coun...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

DES and Sheriff's Office Train School Staff

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In conjunction with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff,  Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services personnel have been training the Queen Anne’s County Public School employees on Active Assailan...

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Posted on: July 7, 2018

Public Health Advisory

health advisory

Public Health Advisory - There have been two possible opioid fatalities in the last 12 hours in the Kent Island and Grasonville area. Public Safety Officials are concerned there is a potent mixture in the area. Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff is...

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Posted on: July 4, 2018

QACTV takes a CERT class! Sign up now!

Our QACTV team recently spent some time with DES taking their Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) If you would like to join in the next class there is still room! Go to qacdes.org and click on the CERT Logo!