The Directorate of Emergency Services plans, directs and provides law and order, fire and emergency services, and protection operations in support of Rock Island Arsenal n order to provide a safe and secure environment for the  soldiers, civilians, and families that work, live, or visit the installation. The Directorate is made up of the fire and police departments.



Fire Division


Fire Division of DES is made up of highly skilled and professional emergency response teams capable of providing emergency medical, hazardous material, fire rescue, fire suppression and consequence management to mitigate the effects of both natural and man-made disasters.


Protection Division


The RIA Police Departmetn executes force protection and anti-terrorism activities and training, and develops, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the status of the installation force protection and anti-terrorism programs.