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The Arlington County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was established in April 2003 as part of an organizational realignment plan identifying several areas where the County had the opportunity to take services in Arlington to the next level. In 2017, the name was changed to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Critical service areas are emergency preparedness, including pu

blic involvement, integrated training and protocols, and day to day operation of the Emergency Communications Center. The purpose of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management is to integrate and appropriately staff emergency management policy and program development, emergency preparedness planning and emergency communications. Arlington County Social Media General Terms of Use: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/social-media-general-terms-use/

This holiday season, give the gift of emergency preparedness. Emergency supplies like flashlights, whistles, local maps,...
12/07/2023

This holiday season, give the gift of emergency preparedness.

Emergency supplies like flashlights, whistles, local maps, and hand radios make great gifts!

Learn more: readyarlington.com

Winter weather is here! Temperatures will drop to freezing levels tonight (Dec 6).Follow the advice below and visit read...
12/06/2023

Winter weather is here! Temperatures will drop to freezing levels tonight (Dec 6).

Follow the advice below and visit readyarlington.com for winter weather preparedness tips๐Ÿ‘‡

12/06/2023
12/06/2023

Give the gift of preparedness this holiday season. Emergency kit items like flashlights, local maps, a first aid kit, and a wrench make great holiday gifts!

Find the perfect preparedness gift: https://bit.ly/2Wvxz41

Power Outage: As of 1:15 AM on 12/5, Dominion Energy reports 161 power outages in Arlington County due to the ongoing in...
12/05/2023

Power Outage: As of 1:15 AM on 12/5, Dominion Energy reports 161 power outages in Arlington County due to the ongoing investigation of tonight's incident on the 800 block of N. Burlington Street.

12/05/2023
Always share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we get disconnected. Not sure e...
12/04/2023

Always share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we get disconnected. Not sure exactly where you are? Share what details you can - like intersections, nearby stores, highway exits, or notable landmarks.

Arlington County seeks feedback on draft policies regulating the training, operations, and oversight of a joint public s...
12/04/2023

Arlington County seeks feedback on draft policies regulating the training, operations, and oversight of a joint public safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program (aka drones) to enhance the response to public safety and emergency incidents: https://bit.ly/3T5EGew

Arlington County is actively developing a joint public safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program designed to enhance the ability to respond to public safety and emergency incidents.

Protect the life you've worked so hard to build. Prepare for disasters and emergencies, including exploring insurance op...
12/03/2023

Protect the life you've worked so hard to build. Prepare for disasters and emergencies, including exploring insurance options for your home.

Learn more: readyarlington.com

Need a fun way to discuss  ? Make it a game! Play Phone-A-Friend: Who can think of two people they may need to call in a...
12/02/2023

Need a fun way to discuss ? Make it a game!

Play Phone-A-Friend: Who can think of two people they may need to call in an ? Who is brave enough to practice calling them? Winner gets a prize (ice cream for dessert?!).

More: readyarlington.com

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders? Our 5-minute   vide...
12/01/2023

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders?

Our 5-minute video series teaches you techniques to and give critical care.

Learn to treat airway obstructions: https://bit.ly/3HWdskk

Watch part 5 of the Until Help Arrives video series to learn how to save lives in emergencies while youโ€™re waiting for first responders. This video will teac...

12/01/2023
โ„๏ธ We hosted our annual winter weather preparation seminar today. It was great connecting with partners and reviewing ou...
11/30/2023

โ„๏ธ We hosted our annual winter weather preparation seminar today. It was great connecting with partners and reviewing our systems for community safety.

Start your winter preparedness by signing up for today! https://bit.ly/49TFwRT

Use this cold weather as a reason to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate - and to learn about weather watches v warnings!Watch:...
11/30/2023

Use this cold weather as a reason to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate - and to learn about weather watches v warnings!

Watch: Ingredients for hazardous weather are present. Watch for more info.
Warning: Hazardous weather is here! We're warning you to get somewhere safe ASAP.

Itโ€™s a frigid night, with more winter weather on the way. If you need financial assistance with heating bills or repairs...
11/30/2023

Itโ€™s a frigid night, with more winter weather on the way.

If you need financial assistance with heating bills or repairs to your heating system, call 703-228-1350.

If you or someone you know are unhoused and need shelter from the cold, call 703-228-1010.

Winter weather has arrived! Temperatures will drop to the 20โ€™s tonight (11/29). Now is the time to prepare for extended ...
11/29/2023

Winter weather has arrived! Temperatures will drop to the 20โ€™s tonight (11/29).

Now is the time to prepare for extended cold weather. Follow the advice below and visit readyarlington.com for more ๐Ÿ‘‡

Temperatures are predicted to fall into the 20โ€™s this week. If you or someone you know is unhoused and needs temporary s...
11/28/2023

Temperatures are predicted to fall into the 20โ€™s this week.

If you or someone you know is unhoused and needs temporary shelter from the cold, call 703-228-1010.

If you need financial assistance with heating repairs or heating bills, call 703-228-1350.

Always share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we're disconnected. Share cross...
11/27/2023

Always share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we're disconnected. Share cross streets or nearby businesses, schools, or other landmarks if you don't know your address.

What details in this pic would be helpful to share your location?

11/26/2023

Teaching kids emergency preparedness can be fun! Visit ready.gov/kids to explore free video games, downloadable coloring books, and more. They'll learn about disaster preparedness, emergency communication with family, and more.

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders?Our 5-minute   video...
11/25/2023

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders?

Our 5-minute video series teaches techniques to and give critical care.

Learn to dress wounds with a pressure bandage:

Watch part 4 of the Until Help Arrives video series to learn how to save lives in emergencies while youโ€™re waiting for first responders. This video will teac...

11/24/2023

sales are an excellent opportunity to buy updated emergency supplies! Use the list below as a guide, and don't forget to add items unique to your needs, like pet supplies, mobility devices, contact lenses, and medication.

Learn more: readyarlington.com

11/23/2023

Happy ! We wish you a joyful day with loved ones and send extra thanks to the first responders and essential personnel working today.

11/23/2023

Text 9-1-1 if you're in an emergency where you can't speak or it's not safe to do so.

Put "911" in the "to" field of your text, then type a message like you normally would. Always include your location.

It can be overwhelming to think about what to ask to build your family emergency preparedness. We've listed a few questi...
11/21/2023

It can be overwhelming to think about what to ask to build your family emergency preparedness. We've listed a few questions to get you started.

Find more: https://bit.ly/2PAmaXO

๐Ÿฐ Pumpkin roll or apple pie? Why not both?! As you indulge in your favorite Thanksgiving treats, think about favorite sn...
11/20/2023

๐Ÿฐ Pumpkin roll or apple pie? Why not both?!

As you indulge in your favorite Thanksgiving treats, think about favorite snacks to add to your emergency supplies.

Get an emergency kit packing list at readyarlington.com

Have a problem that needs attention but isn't an emergency? Use the Countyโ€™s online reporting form. Visit https://bit.ly...
11/20/2023

Have a problem that needs attention but isn't an emergency? Use the Countyโ€™s online reporting form.

Visit https://bit.ly/3Cpxxe5 to report non-emergency concerns like trail maintenance, litter + graffiti.

Help keep 9-1-1 phone lines open for emergencies.

11/18/2023

Share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we get disconnected.

Not sure of your location? Share what details you can, like nearby intersections, Metro stops, schools, or businesses.

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders? Our 5-minute video ...
11/17/2023

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders? Our 5-minute video series teaches you to and give critical care.

Learn to pack wounds:

Watch part 3 of the Until Help Arrives video series to learn how to save lives in emergencies while youโ€™re waiting for first responders. This video will teac...

๐Ÿ‚   is nearly here! As you gather with loved ones, make sure you're also gathering essentials for an emergency kit. Read...
11/17/2023

๐Ÿ‚ is nearly here! As you gather with loved ones, make sure you're also gathering essentials for an emergency kit. Readiness is something to be thankful for!

For tips on how to get started, visit readyarlington.com.

Find info & resources to help your household or organization prepare for an emergency or disaster.

11/16/2023

Arlington County is actively developing a joint public safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program designed to enhance the ability to respond to public safety and emergency incidents.

We had a great day touring the County Detention Facility with our amazing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volun...
11/15/2023

We had a great day touring the County Detention Facility with our amazing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Big shoutout to Arlington County VA Sheriff's Office + Arlington CERT for this great experience. Learning, growing, and strengthening our community bonds!

Learn more about joining CERT: arlingtoncert.com

A prepared business is a thriving business. Make sure you have an emergency plan in place to keep operations running smo...
11/15/2023

A prepared business is a thriving business. Make sure you have an emergency plan in place to keep operations running smoothly in unexpected times. Start your preparedness journey at readyarlington.com.

Our Watch Desk was showcased on a global level at the International Association of Emergency Managers conference. Desire...
11/14/2023

Our Watch Desk was showcased on a global level at the International Association of Emergency Managers conference. Desiree, one of our talented Watch Officers, presented our Watch Desk mission to help other jurisdictions build their own programs.

Way to go, Desiree!

  is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell...
11/13/2023

is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell what's fake?

Take this quiz to find out: https://bit.ly/2MrZBUW

11/13/2023

Keep 9-1-1 lines open for emergencies. Use the County's handy online reporting tool for issues like potholes, graffiti, parks maintenance and more: https://bit.ly/3Cpxxe5

Thank you to all veterans and their families for all you've sacrificed to protect our nation's values and freedoms. We a...
11/11/2023

Thank you to all veterans and their families for all you've sacrificed to protect our nation's values and freedoms. We are eternally grateful.

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders? Our 5-minute   vide...
11/10/2023

Looking to learn basic skills to help save lives in an emergency while waiting for first responders?

Our 5-minute video series teaches you the techniques to and give critical care.

Learn to use a tourniquet: https://bit.ly/3Mcgvrb

Watch part 2 of the Until Help Arrives video series to learn how to save lives in emergencies while youโ€™re waiting for first responders. This video will teac...

Finalizing your weekend plans? Stay ahead of local traffic, major events, hazardous weather and more by subscribing to A...
11/09/2023

Finalizing your weekend plans? Stay ahead of local traffic, major events, hazardous weather and more by subscribing to ArlingtonAlert (arlingtonalert.com).

Problems like graffiti, potholes and trail maintenance issues can be frustrating, but sharing them with us doesnโ€™t have ...
11/09/2023

Problems like graffiti, potholes and trail maintenance issues can be frustrating, but sharing them with us doesnโ€™t have to be. Use the Countyโ€™s online reporting tool: https://bit.ly/3Cpxxe5

Only call/text 9-1-1 in emergencies.

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