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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5 days ago

Dorchester County Dept. Emergency Services

Best Wishes for a quick return - Chief 31-2 - Stay safe!Good Morning Neck District !!!! One of our own, Chris Ruark ( Chief 31-2 ) has been dispatched to go out west on one of Marylands Wildfire Teams. Please keep Chris in your thoughts and prayers to keep him safe and bring him home safe to his family. Thank you Chris for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

Dorchester County Dept. Emergency Services

We are lucky to have such dedicated volunteers in the county! Congratulations to all those who attended and completed the training.A big thank you to Secretary Station 16 and Neck District Station 31 for hosting the Small Boat Emergencies and Rescue Class through MFRI (Maryland Fire Rescue Institute). What a great 2 days everyone had. Each hour spent in this class will help us to help others when called upon. Thank you to our instructor and support staff for a job well done. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whenever we put up warnings regarding possible flooding, we always say "Turn Around, Don't Drown." This video is a great example of why we say that! Standing or running water on roadways can be deceptively dangerous. The next time you see a potentially hazardous situation, please remember this video and opt to turn around.

Boston 25 News
WATCH: Truck crashes into sinkhole created by Worcester water main break
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Reminder! There is a public flood proofing workshop being held today from 6:30 - 8pm at Eastern Shore Hospital Center. This is your change to learn about different types of flood proofing techniques form the Army Corps of Engineers as well as ask questions of local experts, including DES and Planning and Zoning, for options for mitigating your home or business. ... See MoreSee Less

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