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Welcome to the Official Website for the Cecil County
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No Caption Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

May 12

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

As of now, Cecil County has 6,221 and cases of COVID -19 and 137 fatalities. Currently, there are 454,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland and 8,687 fatalities.

What can you do to stay safe?
1. Wash your hands and cover your coughs!
2. Avoid contact with sick people.
3. Sanitize frequently touched places.
4. Stay home if you ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Paramedics Wanted!

May 06

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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April 19

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 24, 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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Cecil County Household Hazardous Waste Day

April 07

*****FREE EVENT*****

Help us help the environment by participating in our household hazardous waste day event with medications acceptance at the Cecil County Central Landfill on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Information will be provided on source reduction, recycling, composting, and all permanent special waste programs.

The Cecil County Sheriff's Office will be on site accepting ... (Full Story & Photos)

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February 12

Do you have what it takes to become a Paramedic? Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
Cecil College is ready to help!

Registration to take the Cecil College Paramedic Program Entrance Exam is now open!
Next class starts August 2021!!
Seating is limited!! (10 seats for the upcoming class)

Cecil College and the Department of Emergency Services have a partnership that supports the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Peach Bottom Planning Survey

January 14

Exelon is conducting a survey to identify local behavior during emergency situations. If you work or live in areas affected by Peach Bottom, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

The survey will close on March 31. We appreciate your time in completing this. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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November 30

On Wednesday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm, the Peach Bottom Siren System will be activated and will sound for a full 3 minutes as part of the biannual siren testing process. This is a regularly scheduled test. There is NO emergency at Peach Bottom. 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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Are You Local To Cecil?

June 09

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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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
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
Admin Office: 410-996-5350
Fax: 410-398-0536
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