Emergency Services

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The Coroner’s office directs and implements the investigation of deaths in order to determine if a case is a natural, homicide, accidental, suicide or unexplained death.

Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Department (EMD) is responsible for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural or man-made disasters. The department manages the county Emergency Operations Center during disasters.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

It is the purpose of Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to provide exemplary emergency medical services to the citizens, visitors and neighbors of Dorchester County.


Dorchester County Fire-Rescue is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property, and environment of our community through:

  • exceptional service
  • education
  • preparedness
  • prevention
  • response


It is the mission of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office to improve the quality of life by providing a safe environment for all people within our county.