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Department of Emergency Services

Are You Frying Your Turkey?

November 25

Help keep your community and organization safe by sharing the following safety tips and social media resources. This way everyone can have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking - frying, broiling or boiling - at high temperatures.
• Make your cooking area safe. Move things that can burn away from the stove. Turn pot handles toward the back so they can’t be bumped.
• ... (Full Story & Photos)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 25

From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

We want you to exercise caution while traveling and to be vigilant in your surroundings. Most importantly, if you see something that is out of the ordinary or unusual, please, say something and call 911. ... (Full Story & Photos)

A Baby Is Born Over the Phone!

November 14

There is a new baby in Cecil County today who was brought into the world under the guidance and instruction of a dispatcher. Department of Emergency Services Dispatcher Kelsie Stutelberg assisted a 911 caller with home delivery of a baby boy on November 13, 2014 around 1:30 in the afternoon. Because of her calming words and excellent guidance, baby and mom are doing great. Awesome job, Kelsie!!!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Kudos to Allie!!!!

November 13

Lieutenant Alexandrea Austin, of the Cecil Department of Emergency Services, just returned from the prestigious Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives (CEO) held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) located in Alexandria, VA. Lieutenant Austin was invited to attend the 2-day seminar, held on November 8-9, 2015 as a guest of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Do You Hear the Beep Where You Sleep?

October 06

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying ... (Full Story & Photos)

Don't Get Blown Away!!

September 14

If a hurricane or tropical storm should threaten your area, would you know what to do? Even though we're in the middle of hurricane season, it's never too late to start getting prepared! Get your yard or property ready for hurricane season by bringing in all outdoor furniture & securing anything else that isn’t tied down. Having a family emergency communication plan will help your family connect ... (Full Story & Photos)

Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today!!!

September 01

Do you have a plan? Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency? Are you ready?

We are encouraging everyone to take part, make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. This means having an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster and establishing alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

Take part and participate ... (Full Story & Photos)

DES Graduations

June 08

DES is very proud to announce the graduations of two members!

Director Brooks has announced, "We are very proud, this graduation season, to announce the academic accomplishments of two members of the Department of Emergency Services.

Dr. Amy Crabill, PhD. – Graduated from the University of Delaware with her PhD. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Michelle Lloyd, MS. – Graduated from Philadelphia ... (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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