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. Queen Anne’s County Transitions to Open Vaccination Clinics and Discontinues Use of the Interest Lis

    As of Thursday April 22, 19,697 Queen Anne’s County residents have had at least their first shot of COVID Vaccine and close to 30% of our residents are fully vaccinated. Read on...
  2. COVID Vaccine Appointments Available Next Week at Kent Narrows (Old Outlets)

    Beginning on Tuesday, 4/27, and through Saturday, 5/1, the Queen Anne's County Department of Health will be hosting a Mobile Vaccination Unit through a partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read on...
  3. FDA and CDC have put a pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

    “Out of an abundance of caution” – FDA Advisory FDA says “rare but severe” chance of a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (blood clotting) in conjunction with low levels of blood platelets. Read on...
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