Harford County Department of Emergency Services

Harford County Department of Emergency Services The Harford County Department of Emergency Services is responsible for 911 and planning, preparedness, response & recovery of disasters impacting the County.
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Please note, this page is not continuously monitored. For emergencies, dial 911. The Harford County Emergency Management social media page has been created for the purpose of keeping the citizens of the county more informed about the hazards and emergencies in the region. This page is intended for public outreach and emergency alert dissemination and should not be mistaken as a vehicle to contact emergency operations. Please be informed that this page is not monitored 24/7 and County Emergency Management is not liable for responding to any comments posted by the users. If there is an EMERGENCY please dial 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. For more disaster related information, please log on to our webpage www.harfordpublicsafety.org. For questions, please contact us at 410-638-4900.

Mission: Emergency Management, under Department of Emergency Services, will provide quality emergency and support services to address the public safety needs of citizens, businesses and emergency responders in Harford County. Our services will be delivered in a manner that is professional and reflects our commitment to excellence.

12/04/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Check out #Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's FYI Show that airs on HCN. Here is the December 2020 edition!

Harford County Government
12/02/2020

Harford County Government

December issue is now out! This month's issue discusses COVID response updates and the importance of shopping local for the holidays. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

11/30/2020

On Wednesday, December 2nd at approximately 1:00pm, the Peach Bottom Siren System will be activated and will sound for a full 3 minutes as part of the bi-annual siren testing process. There is no emergency at Peach Bottom. This is only a test. Again, the Peach Bottom Sirens will sound at full volume December 2nd beginning at 1:00pm. There is no need for you to take any precautionary measures except that you may want to bring your pets indoors while sirens are sounding.

11/30/2020

Tornado Warning issued November 30 at 2:36PM EST until November 30 at 2:45PM EST by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Tornado Warning for... East central Harford County in northern Maryland... Northwestern Cecil County in northeastern Maryland... * Until 245 PM EST. * At 236 PM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Woodlawn, or near Havre De Grace, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...For those in the direct path of a tornado touchdown, flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Damage to roofs, siding, and windows may occur. Mobile homes may be damaged or destroyed. Tree damage is likely. * This dangerous storm will be near... West Nottingham around 240 PM EST. Calvert, Rising Sun, Farmington, Zion, Lombard and Blake around 245 PM EST. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Port Deposit.TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flood WarningA severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 3:00PMA Flood Warning h...
11/30/2020

Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flood Warning

A severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 3:00PM

A Flood Warning has been issued until 7:45PM.

Keep an eye on the weather and if you must be on the roads, drive safely, allow extra travel time and "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

UPDATE at 2:35PM The NWS has upgraded our area to a Tornado Warning. Please monitor approaching storms and take cover if...
11/30/2020
Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hail | Harford County, MD

UPDATE at 2:35PM The NWS has upgraded our area to a Tornado Warning. Please monitor approaching storms and take cover if necessary. Thanks and be safe.

Tornado Watch:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for Harford County until 7:00PM this evening. A tornado watch is issued when there are weather conditions that can create thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado in an area or region.

For some safety tips whether you are at home, work, or in a vehicle, go to our Emergency Preparedness Guide at: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1977/Severe-Thunderstorms-Tornadoes-and-Hail

Thanks and be safe!

Harford County Government
11/30/2020

Harford County Government

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen resources for mental wellness, especially among school-age children. "Harford Talks" is a yearlong campaign from our Department of Community Services, encouraging families to talk openly about mental health issues and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Resources include age-appropriate conversation starters geared to students from pre-K through high school, and tips on answering tough questions from teens. For details, visit our Harford Talks website to help keep Harford County kids safe and drug-free.

11/17/2020
Harford County DPW - Highways Division

Harford County DPW - Highways Division

The Harford County Department of Public Works has contracted Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. to perform structural repairs to the railroad shielding on the Chelsea Road Bridge over Amtrak.

Weather permitting, work is tentatively scheduled to begin on or about Sunday December 6 and will take two weeks to complete during the nighttime hours of 8pm-6am. Work will be performed from the bridge shoulders. Travel lanes will not be closed, but traffic control will be in place to protect the workers.

If traveling during these night-time hours, please be cautious and obey all on-site traffic control devices. Questions may be directed to 410-638-3509 ext. 1392.

11/16/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Nothing is more powerful than parents talking to their kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

11/15/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Coastal Flood Warning issued November 15 at 5:13PM until November 16 at 2:00AM by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC* WHAT...One to two feet of inundation above ground level expected in low lying areas due to tidal flooding. * WHERE...Shoreline in Southeast Harford County. * WHEN...Until 2 AM EST Monday, especially around the time of high tide. * IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, more than a foot of water covers portions of the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin and Hutchins Park. Water reaches the bottom of the marina office at the Yacht Basin. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Tides two and a half to three feet above normal. The next high tide at Havre de Grace is at 9:28 PM.Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.Southeast Harford

Harford County Government
11/12/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman is taking action to protect public safety and maintain county government services following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Effective at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 the county government will reactivate its pandemic response from earlier this year until metrics improve, including the following: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1837

11/11/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

3 steps to #KeepHarfordHealthy from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

Governor Larry Hogan
11/11/2020

Governor Larry Hogan

As the fall surge rages across the country and Maryland’s key health metrics continue to worsen, today I announced a series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

These actions are absolutely necessary to help us withstand this surge, to save lives, and to keep Maryland on the road to recovery and open for business. Marylanders crushed the curve once, and we can and will do it again with your help.

Learn how you can join the fight against COVID-19: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/

Read more about today’s announcements: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/11/10/governor-hogan-announces-series-of-actions-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/

Not sure when to use Text-to-911?Text-to-911 is intended for use in three scenarios:-For individuals who are deaf, hard-...
11/10/2020

Not sure when to use Text-to-911?

Text-to-911 is intended for use in three scenarios:
-For individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have a speech disability
-For someone who is in a situation where it is unsafe to place a voice call to 911
-For an individual who is experiencing a medical emergency and may be unable to speak

A phone call is still the preferred method for contacting 911. So CALL if you can, TEXT if you can't

Thanks and be safe!

A Message from the County Executive: This is Harford County Executive Barry Glassman with an update on COVID-19. You may...
11/09/2020

A Message from the County Executive:

This is Harford County Executive Barry Glassman with an update on COVID-19.

You may have heard that our metrics have begun rising as activities move indoors. While this was to be expected, I want to assure you that I am following cases daily, and working closely with our health department and hospital system. At this time, the data does not point to any one cause of the increase.

Moving forward, we must stay vigilant with these three steps:

Wear a mask when it’s required;
Stay six feet apart; and
Wash your hands for 20 seconds.

I will let you know if further actions are required. You can stay informed by visiting www.harfordcountymd.gov/COVID19

Harford County Government
11/04/2020

Harford County Government

November issue is now out! This month's issue we honor our veterans and focus on physical and mental health. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Harford County Government
10/21/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

So proud of these #Harford County Drug Court graduates. Watch their inspiring story.

How about some good news for a change? Watch WBFF FOX 45 tomorrow at 4 p.m. for an inspiring #Harford County story with ...
10/19/2020

How about some good news for a change? Watch WBFF FOX 45 tomorrow at 4 p.m. for an inspiring #Harford County story with @ShelleyOFox45 & Barry Glassman

10/19/2020
Keep Harford Healthy

3 steps to #KeepHarfordHealthy from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

Harford County Government
10/14/2020

Harford County Government

The Harford County administration building in Bel Air is illuminated in pink during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in honor of our loved ones who are survivors and for those we have lost.

Harford County Health Department Barry Glassman Billy Boniface UM Upper Chesapeake Health Healthy Harford

Saturday we had the pleasure of attending the 2020 National Faith & Blue Event that was held outside at Patterson Mill H...
10/12/2020

Saturday we had the pleasure of attending the 2020 National Faith & Blue Event that was held outside at Patterson Mill High School. Thanks to all that came out and had the opportunity to learn about 911 and the DES Special Operations Team. See you next year!

10/04/2020
Harford County Department of Emergency Services

Harford County Department of Emergency Services

Update: Services for Paramedic Chris Parker
Friday, October 9th
Bel Air VFC, House 1
109 S Hickory Ave, Bel Air, MD

Visitation from 1500-1900 hours
Funeral Services immediately following

County Executive Barry Glassman and The Department of Emergency Services are deeply saddened at the passing of Paramedic Chris Parker. He died suddenly at his home on October 2nd. Chris was veteran career paramedic with DES and had served with various volunteer fire and EMS departments in the County. He was well-respected and considered a mentor to many. His life and his service to the citizens of Harford County will always be remembered. May he Rest In Peace.

10/04/2020

Update: Services for Paramedic Chris Parker
Friday, October 9th
Bel Air VFC, House 1
109 S Hickory Ave, Bel Air, MD

Visitation from 1500-1900 hours
Funeral Services immediately following

County Executive Barry Glassman and The Department of Emergency Services are deeply saddened at the passing of Paramedic Chris Parker. He died suddenly at his home on October 2nd. Chris was veteran career paramedic with DES and had served with various volunteer fire and EMS departments in the County. He was well-respected and considered a mentor to many. His life and his service to the citizens of Harford County will always be remembered. May he Rest In Peace.

10/01/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Check out Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's FYI Show that airs on HCN. Here is the October 2020 edition:

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2220 Ady Rd
Forest Hill, MD
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