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. Donations Appreciated

    The health department appreciates your donation of items that can be used in our fight against COVID-19. All donations must be new and be in its original packaging. Read on...
  2. Updated Numbers of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Queen Anne’s County

    As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, we want to make sure everyone is aware of the current number of positive cases. We will no longer be sending out a press release for each individual case. Read on...
  3. Important Route Changes from QAC Department of Community Services

    As of Wednesday, April 1, the following fixed routes, Annapolis AM/PM and Easton Overflow AM/PM, will be transitioning to a demand service only. What this means for our ridership is that while there will not be a bus making timed stops along these Read on...
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