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Calls Recvd Fire Disp Med Disp Police Disp
Jan 121 824 1273
Feb 175 712 1136
Mar 146 776 1316
Total 442 2312 3725

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National Weather Service Alerts for Cecil County, MD

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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)

The Time Is Now to Prepare!!!!

September 30

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting heavy rain in Cecil County through the end of this week. Rainfall is likely to begin on Thursday and continue at least through the weekend, with the potential of between 5-10 inches of total precipitation is forecasted. Some areas will receive higher amounts which could produce flooding of rivers, streams, ponds, and low-lying areas. The Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

How Are You Going to Watch TV if the Lights Are Out?

September 21

Do you have a plan for what to do when the power goes out? Any time there’s severe weather, there’s a chance of a power outage.

Prepare before a storm. Get a battery-operated radio. Charge batteries (including cell phones) for all your powered devices. Fill you gas tanks up- gas stations may lose power too! And go to the ATM- cash is a necessity in the event of a long-term outage as card readers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kudos to Captain Poore

September 18

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services is extremely proud of our 911 dispatcher, Captain Timothy Poore, who was recognized by the Maryland Emergency Number Systems Board and the National Emergency Number Association as Cecil County’s Dispatcher of the year!

This award recognizes Captain Poore’s level of commitment to the profession through his dedication to continuous improvement, his initiative ... (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)

Storm Damage Effects Phone Serivce

June 24

Due to heavy storm damage, there may be intermittent issues county wide in accessing telephone systems including cellular service. If you require emergency assistance and local phone service is not working, please access your local police department or fire station.

Storm-related Service Outage Affecting Cellphone Calls to 911

Posted: Jun 24, 2015 10:29 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 24, 2015 10:53 AM EDT ... (Full Story & Photos)

Are you storm ready?? Are you hurricane prepared??

June 09

Join us and Delmarva Power at Hurricane Grill and Wings next week, Monday, June 15th through Thursday, June 18th from 5-7 PM to get information on hurricane and storm preparedness. Stop by our table and register to win a 2 person emergency essential kit loaded with survival gear!!

Thank you to Hurricane Grill and Wings and Delmarva power for supporting hurricane and storm preparedness and providing ... (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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Cecil County Department of Emergency Services
107 Chesapeake Boulevard
Suite 108
Elkton, Maryland 21921
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