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December 01

On Wednesday, December 1st 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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Pink October Donation

November 10

Today, DES presented Union Hospital Breast Center with a donation check in the amount of $1,159.00. This was from the "Pink October" breast cancer awareness t-shirts campaign, a $1 donation per shift for the employees who wished to wear those shirts in place of their uniforms, and some individual contributions. The donation will go into a general fund that helps offset some of the daily expenses ... (Full Story & Photos)

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October 20

Governor Hogan announced the federal approval of the Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration for Tropical Depression Ida. MD businesses and residents affected by the storm may be eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the US SBA.

Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery ... (Full Story & Photos)

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How To Help Victims of Hurricane Ida

August 30

If you are interested in helping our friends in south, following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, here is some information on how to best help those in need.

Cash is best. While you may think that those that lost everything, need stuff and you want to donate clothes, water and other stuff? Please don't. That creates a logistical nightmare and additional expenses to that community that they just don't ... (Full Story & Photos)

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July 23

The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services is proud to announce Dr. Morganne Castiglione as the new Medical Director for the Cecil County Emergency Medical Services!

Dr. Castiglione is is a board-certified Emergency Physician staffed with Doctors for Emergency Services, based out of Newark, Delaware. Her Emergency Medicine residency education was completed through Christiana Care Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Holly Retired!

July 14

Today, after serving the citizens of Cecil County for 26 years as a telecommunications specialist, Captain Holly Trego officially retired from the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services.

Holly began her career at DES in 1995, and moved through the ranks of Dispatcher, Lieutenant, and Captain, as well as Quality Assurance Captain. Holly was also instrumental in public safety education and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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June 21

On July 1, 2021 Governor Hogan ended the State of Emergency for COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Hornberger followed suit ending the local declaration for the State of Emergency in Cecil County effective the same day.

We will not be updating the numbers below, unless there is a spike in cases within the County.

As of now, Cecil County has 6,372 and cases of COVID -19 and 150 fatalities. Currently, ... (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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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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Suite 108
Elkton, Maryland 21921
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
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Fax: 410-398-0536
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