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Charles County, Maryland

Department of Emergency Services

Department of Emergency Services

William Stephens, Director of Emergency Services
William Stephens
Director of Emergency Services
William Stephens
Sandy Filer
Administrative Associate



Knox Box
For information on the Charles County
program click here or Contact Sherry Herd (301) 609-3403


Commissioners Drug Take Back Program

There are six (6) independent pharmacies that collect medications/drugs as part of the Commissioners' Drug Take Back Program. 
These are year around locations. 
Click here for the locations...


Mission & Goals

To protect the safety, health and well-being of the community by coordinating disaster preparedness planning, risk mitigation, 24-hour-a-day response, emergency communications systems, and incident recovery activities. Through management of the 911 Fire/EMS Communications Division, coordinate and provide 24-hour-a-day emergency Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, emergency communications systems, 911 Addressing, promotion of public awareness regarding proper use of 911 services, including procedures and information required when dialing 911, and emphasis on the importance of posting house numbers to assist Police, Fire and EMS emergency responders.


Tips to Follow When Calling 9-1-1... Read more

Fire/EMS Performance Stats