Emergency Services


Emergency Services Reminds Residents to Prepare Now in Advance of Predicted Busy Hurricane Season

Category: Emergency Services

With multiple weather forecasting services and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predicting an exceptionally active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) urges residents to begin their preparations now. “The NOAA 2024 hurricane forecast calls for more storms than ever before and it is important that all Marylanders take preparations seriously,” said MDEM Secretary Russ Strickland, “High winds, storm surge, tidal and inland flooding can all be deadly consequences of hurricanes and tropical storms.” Read more

What is the CPR Marathon?

Category: Emergency Services

Each year, Talbot County Emergency Services (DES) and their partners host the annual CPR Marathon, with the goal of training as many individuals as possible in the basics of saving a life. Read more

Emergency Services to Host CPR Training Marathon

Category: Emergency Services

The CPR Marathon will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway in Easton on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, starting at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Read more

Talbot County Recognizes February as American Heart Month

Category: Emergency Services

Talbot County recognizes February 2024 as American Heart Month. The County encourages all residents to support initiatives toward a healthier lifestyle and healthy hearts, and to receive lifesaving CPR training. Read more

Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Electric Vehicle Battery Disabling Equipment

Category: Emergency Services

At the January Fire Chief’s Committee Meeting, each of Talbot County’s Volunteer Fire Departments received “Emergency Plug” equipment, paid for by the County. Read more

Local Emergency Medical Partners Host 28th Year of Winterfest

Category: Emergency Services

Emergency medical professionals from around the state (and surrounding states) descended upon Easton this past weekend for the annual Winterfest Conference. The three-day conference, now in its 28th year, provides world-class education to emergency professionals on the Eastern Shore.  Read more

Emergency Services Hosts Tabletop Exercise, and Awaits Approval of Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) from County Council

Category: Emergency Services

On January 18, 2024, first responders, directors, and other partners packed into a crowded auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to consider the impact that “Hurricane Toby” would have on the residents and visitors of the Eastern Shore. Read more

Emergency Services Launches “Season’s Safety” Campaign

Category: Emergency Services

The Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES) launched a new public awareness campaign coined “Season’s Safety”. The initiative aims at enhancing public awareness of winter hazards and safety measures, especially around the season of giving. Read more

Maryland Winter Safety Week Begins

Category: Emergency Services

MDEM Secretary Russ Strickland emphasizes the importance of taking winter safety precautions seriously, stating, “Winter brings with it several hazards that cause injuries and cost lives and money every year. It is precisely because of this that we must take winter safety precautions seriously.” Read more

Department of Health to Host Community Overdose Action Town Hall

Category: Sheriff Department Talbot Family Network Emergency Services

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC), Maryland’s primary opioid response coordinating office, is hosting a town hall meeting on November 16th, 2023 at the Talbot County Free Library. The event aims to provide the community with the opportunity to share their ideas for how we can do more to address the opioid and overdose crisis.  Read more

Easton's New and First 24 Hour AED

Category: Emergency Services

Partners within this program are the Bluepoint Hospitality Group, Talbot Emergency Services, and the Talbot Paramedic Foundation. Read more

24/7 Accessible AED Added in Downtown Easton

Category: Emergency Services County Council

The first 24-hour publicly accessible automatic external defibrillator (AED) for downtown Easton is now operational, thanks to the collaboration of Talbot CARES and Bluepoint Hospitality. Read more

Departments Urge Best Practices as Part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Category: Emergency Services Economic Development and Tourism

To recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and the Department of Technical Services have partnered share best practices for cybersecurity. The public awareness campaign, coined “Talbot Secure”, will run on Talbot County Emergency Service’s social media in October. Read more

Talbot County Holds Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony

Category: Sheriff Department Emergency Services County Council

On September 11, 2023, the Talbot County community gathered to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 in Easton, Maryland. The ceremony began slightly later than the scheduled 8:30 a.m. start time due to a brief, but sudden downpour. Read more

Easton EDC and Talbot County Release 9/11 Day of Remembrance Short Film

Category: Emergency Services County Council

On the 22nd anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), in coordination with Talbot County Government, released a short film that provides a snapshot of resiliency within the community. Read more

We Are Talbot Ready, 9/11 Day of Remembrance Video

Category: Emergency Services County Council

In the aftermath of 9/11, the nation came together to support one another, not only in the immediate crisis, but for days, and weeks, and years to come. In the 2023 9/11 Day of Remembrance Video, Talbot County leaders reflect on the past, and look to the future, sharing how as a community...we can be #TalbotReady Read more

Council Vice President Pete Lesher's Remarks from 9/11 Day of Remembrance

Category: Emergency Services County Council

Council Vice President Pete Lesher provides keynote address at 9/11 Day of Remembrance Event. Read more

September Declared National Preparedness Month

Category: Emergency Services County Council

Brian LeCates, Director of Emergency Services and Geneva Schaffle, Division Chief, Emergency Management, accepted a proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month. Read more

We Are One: Community Supporting Community To Conclude with 9/11 Event

Category: Emergency Services County Manager’s Office

Throughout the summer, volunteers have been working together to help strengthen relationships between members of the community by supporting projects that exemplified the theme, “We Are One: Community Supporting Community.” The Day of Remembrance ceremony concludes the summer events.  Read more

Teen, first responders recognized for cardiac arrest save

Category: Emergency Services

In recognition of his heroism and selfless actions, Sean received a certificate of commendation from the county council and a life-saving award from the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services. Read more

Emergency Service Provides AED Demonstration

Category: Emergency Services

Special Programs Paramedic, Rachael Cox, provided a AED Demonstration during the recent council meeting. Read more

Emergency Services Joins Apprenticeship Program with TCPS

Category: Human Resources Emergency Services

On July 26, 2023 Talbot County Department of Emergency Services sat down with Talbot County Public Schools’ student, Geovanni “Geo” Greaves, to sign paperwork to make him the very first county-employed apprentice in the Talbot County Youth Apprenticeship program through TCPS and the Maryland Department of Labor. Read more

July 3, 2023 Storm Damage Response

Category: Emergency Services

On Monday, July 3, 2023, at approximately 7 p.m., reports of a strong storm in Talbot County near Tilghman Island came into the Department of Emergency Services dispatch center. Fire and police personal were dispatched to the area minutes later. Read more

Matthew Watkins Named Talbot County Department of Emergency Services Division Chief

Category: Human Resources Emergency Services

Matthew Watkins Named Talbot County Department of Emergency Services Division Chief. Read more


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