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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: June 14, 2018

Know Your Evacuation Zone

 

STEVENSVILLE - Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with local emergency managers, is rolling out a new hurricane and severe weather evacuation system as a result of the Maryland hurricane evacuation study which concluded ...

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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!