Department of Emergency Services

The Department of Emergency Services has three divisions.


911 Joint Communications Division


Answers 911 emergency calls and dispatches appropriate help – fire, EMS and law enforcement.

Emergency Management Division


Provides county coordination of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of man made and natural disasters.


Emergency Management consists of:

  • Special Operations: Hazmat, Collapse, Confined Space, High Angle, Swift Water, and Incident Management Teams

  • Operations: Facilities and Fleet Maintenance, Special Projects.

  • Communications: Logistics


Emergency Medical Services Division


Manages the county’s response for emergency medical services, Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.



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