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October 16

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

You can turn in unused or expired medications — no questions asked — for safe disposal at several locations. Also, Cecil County residents can also dispose of medicine anytime at several medicine drop boxes, with no questions asked. Drop box locations are listed at www.rewriteyourscript.org, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Are You Ready?

October 08

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services has partnered with QuickSeries to develop a Preparedness App!

This app allows you to create your personal family emergency plan.

You can find the nearest emergency services locations and special services within the County.

In the event of a major disaster or emergency, you will have INSTANT access to evacuation routes, which ones are safe and open.

You ... (Full Story & Photos)

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October 08

Are you local to Cecil County? Do you want to receive emergency alerts and notifications? Are you enrolled in CodeRed?

It's easy! From your phone, you can text CECIL to 99411 and that fast, you will receive emergency alerts and notifications. Of course, if you want to add more information, you can sign up on our website. Just click on Code Red on the left side and it will take you to the registration ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Are You Hurricane Ready?

September 17

Did you know that we are in the peak of hurricane season? Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. All of that aside, the most dangerous threat is from water- inland flooding, heavy rains, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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July 01

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cecil County's Angela Puskarich named Maryland's Dispatcher of the Year

May 24

At the Maryland Star of Life Awards Ceremony in Annapolis on Wednesday, our Dispatcher Angela Puskarich was awarded EMD of the Year. She was presented her award by Dr. Ted Delbridge, the Executive Director of MIEMSS and Clay Stamp, the EMS Board Chair.

On July 22, 2018, Dispatcher Puskarich processed a 9-1-1 call from a man that trapped in a tree in high flood water. The call was from a deactivated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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May 08

Beginning in October 2019, the Key Bridge will no longer accept cash for toll payment. All tolls will be collected electronically just like at the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 and the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL). With cashless toll collection, motorists pay tolls via E-ZPass® or Video Tolling. Benefits include less idle time, better fuel efficiency, a faster commute and increased safety.

To ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Paramedics Wanted!

March 04

We want you!!!

If you are up for the challenge, we are looking for strong paramedics to answer the call of duty.

What you need to have:
1. High School diploma or G.E.D.;
2. One or more years experience as a paramedic;
3. Certification as nationally registered EMT-Paramedic;
4. Certification as a Maryland Paramedic by the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance;
5. Certification in Advanced ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Local Emergency Information

During an emergency, officials will tell you what is happening using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), sirens, and/or loudspeakers, and door to door notification. if you hear a siren, tune in to an EAS station. Additionally, up to date emergency information will be posted on this website.


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Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
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