The Department of Emergency Services strives to achieve and sustain core capabilities in support of emergency communications, preparedness, response and recovery initiatives. Our mission is to provide critical emergency services to our residents and visitors, which includes:
- Emergency Management
- Emergency Medical Services in support of Volunteer EMS Response
- Interoperable Radio Communications
- Operation of the 911 Joint Communications Center
- Public Education and Outreach
- Special Operations / Hazardous Materials Incident Response
Our Community, Our Responsibility
As a Department, we will:
- Strive to enhance the knowledge, preparedness and vigilance of the public, our employees and allied agencies through continued education, training and information sharing.
- Increase the use of technology to provide improved readiness, warning, response and recovery from emergencies and disasters.
- Foster cooperation between service providers, citizens and our department to achieve the common goal of protection of life and property.
You can help in a disaster by contributing money or sending appropriate items for disaster victims.
Find contact information for the different divisions of the Department of Emergency Services.
Learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies by checking out the Ready.Gov website.
The purpose of the Emergency Services Board is to provide oversight on the county fire and rescue services within the guidelines established by the Code Home Rule Bill.
Allegany County is served by a number of fire and ambulance companies. Learn more about these agencies.
This page will help you familiarize yourself with the 911 process, and answer any questions you might have about 911 service in Allegany County.
View and download Emergency Services policies, plans, forms, and applications.
Find links to State and County emergency services organizations.
Learn about different ways to volunteer with the Department of Emergency Services.
The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was enacted by Congress to help assist local communities prepare for and respond to local chemical emergencies.