Emergency Services

Our Mission

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.
  1. Disaster Donations

    You can help in a disaster by contributing money or sending appropriate items for disaster victims.

  2. Divisions

    Find contact information for the different divisions of the Department of Emergency Services.

  3. Emergency Preparedness Information

    Learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies by checking out the Ready.Gov website.

  4. Emergency Service Board

    The purpose of the Emergency Service Board is to provide oversight on the county fire and rescue services within the guidelines established by the Code Home Rule Bill.

  5. Fire & Ambulance Companies

    Allegany County is served by a number of fire and ambulance companies. Learn more about these agencies.

  6. How to Use 911

    This page will help you familiarize yourself with the 911 process, and answer any questions you might have about 911 service in Allegany County.

  7. Policies & Forms

    View and download Emergency Services policies, plans, forms, and applications.

  8. State & County Emergency Services Organizations

    Find links to State and County emergency services organizations.

  9. Volunteer

    Learn about different ways to volunteer with the Department of Emergency Services.

  10. LEPC

    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.