Department of Emergency Services

The mission of the Department of Emergency Services (DES) is to provide high quality, timely, and effective emergency services to all residents and visitors to Dorchester County. DES has three divisions: Emergency Communications, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Emergency Management.


Anna Sierra

Kimberly Vickers
Emergency Communications Division Chief

Andy Robertson
EMS Division Chief

Dr. Steven White
Medical Director

Steve Garvin
Emergency Management Planner


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Rt 16/Mount Holly has re-opened. Everyone travel safely! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please avoid the area of Rt 16/Mount Holly Rd in the area of Ryan's Rd. MSP on location with road closed for undetermined amount of time ... See MoreSee Less

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In 2017, a total of 558 people were killed on Maryland roads. To raise awareness and reduce the number of loved ones lost on our local roads, Councilman Don Satterfield was the first of the elected officials at the County Council's meeting last night to sign his MDOT Safety Pledge to:
✔️Have everyone wear their seatbelt
✔️Always have a safe and sober ride
✔️Park the phone before driving
✔️Use crosswalks and be seen while walking or biking
✔️Look for pedestrians and motorcyclists and give bicyclists three feet of clearance
✔️ Wear proper protective gear while riding a motorcycle
✔️ Make time for travel. Speed is a factor in many crashes and greatly increases their severity.

If you would like to join Councilman Satterfield in taking the Maryland Safety Pledge, head over to Be sure to let us know in the comments if you signed it! ⤵️
Thank you Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator Christine Nizer for speaking to us last night and posing for this picture to get the word out!
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The hours of SHA roadwork being done at the intersection of Rt. 16 and Rt. 50 have changed. The intersection will now be closed from 7pm to 6am, beginning tonight. Work is anticipated to last through Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Dorchester County Dept. Emergency Services

Dorchester County EMS Medical Director Dr. Steve White is also in Florida responding to #Michael as part of the Maryland Disaster Medical Assistance Team, or DMAT for short. We are proud to have such a dedicated public servant like Doc on our team!Michael Millin, MD, MPH, Medical Officer with the HHS National Disaster Medical System and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine, places a chest tube in a recently resuscitated patient at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following Hurricane Michael. During the procedure, he was assisted by Karrah Kightlinger, RN. Both responders are part of a NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MD-1 DMAT). DMATs are teams of medical professionals and para-professionals who help health systems respond to disasters like #Michael by providing expert patient care. ... See MoreSee Less

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