Vision & Mission Statements

The Harford County Department of Emergency Services welcomes you to our official webpage. Our office takes great pride in providing professional emergency support services, education to the public about emergency preparedness, coordination of emergency response and recovery efforts and collects and disseminates emergency information.

By visiting our site, we hope you will become better acquainted with our extensive services that we provide to the citizens of Harford County and the public safety community.

County vision statement

Maryland's New Center of Opportunity

Department mission statement

To provide a comprehensive and integrated system of public safety services including emergency management, 911 telecommunications, hazardous materials and technical rescue services, in partnership with the volunteer fire and emergency medical services, the Emergency Medical Services Foundation, Harford County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement, all fully dedicated and committed to protecting health, safety, and well-being of our citizens.