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THIS IS JUST A TEST

December 03

On Wednesday, December 5th at 1:00pm, the Peach Bottom Siren System will be activated and will sound for a full 3 minutes as part of the biannual siren testing process. There is no need for you to take any precautionary measures except that you may want to bring your pets indoors while sirens are sounding. This is just a test. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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November 20

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

Turkey safety— the turkey is the biggest star of your thanksgiving feast. Make sure your defrost your turkey properly and cook immediately after thawing. If you need help cooking the perfect turkey, call the ladies ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Know Your Zone!

September 11

The State of Maryland, under the leadership of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and local Emergency Management Directors, is kicking off Maryland’s Know Your Zone campaign. The goal of this campaign is for every Marylander to know which hurricane evacuation zone they live, work, or travel through. By knowing your zone, as a Marylander or a visitor to our State, you will be able to quickly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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August 23

Cecil County is accepting application for Dispatcher/Call taker! Dispatchers are required to process and prioritize incoming calls for EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and provide pre-arrival instructions.

You must be able to type 30+ words per minute and be able to work rotating shift work which include nights, weekends, and holidays. You must be able to pass a criminal background and drug screening. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cecil County Switches to Code Red

July 10

Cecil County is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents.

Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they would like to sign up for and their preferred manner of receipt. Residents can select several different methods including ... (Full Story & Photos)

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June 29

State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci says "The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the state." Listed on the State Fire Marshal's website is a list of public fireworks displays throughout the states.

If you insist on using fireworks:
Purchase the fireworks in the location where you intend to discharge them. Check with the local municipality ... (Full Story & Photos)

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GOT DRUGS??

October 26

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at which time Cecil County residents 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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September 28

The fastest way to help – cash is best.

The most effective means to support recovery of communities affected by Hurricane Maria is to donate money to trusted voluntary-, faith- and community-based charitable organizations. This gives these organizations the ability to purchase what survivors need right now. In addition, when these organizations purchase goods or services locally, they pump money ... (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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Elkton, Maryland 21921
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Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
Admin Office: 410-996-5350
Fax: 410-398-0536
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