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Cecil County's Angela Puskarich named Maryland's Dispatcher of the Year

May 24

At the Maryland Star of Life Awards Ceremony in Annapolis on Wednesday, our Dispatcher Angela Puskarich was awarded EMD of the Year. She was presented her award by Dr. Ted Delbridge, the Executive Director of MIEMSS and Clay Stamp, the EMS Board Chair.

On July 22, 2018, Dispatcher Puskarich processed a 9-1-1 call from a man that trapped in a tree in high flood water. The call was from a deactivated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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May 08

Beginning in October 2019, the Key Bridge will no longer accept cash for toll payment. All tolls will be collected electronically just like at the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 and the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL). With cashless toll collection, motorists pay tolls via E-ZPass® or Video Tolling. Benefits include less idle time, better fuel efficiency, a faster commute and increased safety.

To ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Paramedics Wanted!

March 04

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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February 11

Information Meeting

Are you interested in completing the Paramedic Program, but still have questions or concerns? This is your chance to talk with program faculty. Faculty will be in attendance to give prospective students an overview of the program and answer questions you may have before you make the decision.

The meeting will be held February 16th at 11am at the Cecil County Department of Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Are You an EMT? Interested in becoming a Paramedic?

January 14

Helping people and saving lives is one of the most rewarding occupation a person can have. EMS Professionals are in demand and the education from start to finish is available to Maryland residents at nearly no cost to the student!


Cecil College and the Department of Emergency Services have a partnership that supports the community’s needs for EMS personnel while providing the college accredited ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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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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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
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Suite 108
Elkton, Maryland 21921
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Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
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