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Ready Arlington The official Facebook account of Arlington County Department of Public Safety and Emergency Manageme 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 public 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 manage

In 2017, the name was changed to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Critical service areas are emergency preparedness, including public 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 manage

Operating as usual

How will you stay informed during an emergency? Make sure you have more than one way to get and share information, inclu...
03/11/2022

How will you stay informed during an emergency? Make sure you have more than one way to get and share information, including turning on Wireless Emergency Alerts in the settings of your cell phone and following @ArlingtonAlert.

🆘  Do you know what to do in an emergency?The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches you how to respond to med...
03/10/2022

🆘 Do you know what to do in an emergency?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches you how to respond to medical emergencies, fires, disasters and rescues.

Join the CERT program! Free.
Learn more: arlingtoncert.com

#arlingtonva

Spring showers bring spring flowers... but also spring floods. Use the tips below to prepare your household for potentia...
03/10/2022

Spring showers bring spring flowers... but also spring floods. Use the tips below to prepare your household for potential flooding. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hoCI51

#severeweatherawarenessweek #emergencypreparedness #arlingtonva

Every home in the US is eligible to order four more free at-home #COVID19 tests. Get yours: covidtests.gov #arlingtonva ...
03/10/2022

Every home in the US is eligible to order four more free at-home #COVID19 tests. Get yours: covidtests.gov

#arlingtonva #arlington #nova

Todos los hogares en EE. UU. son elegibles para pedir 4 pruebas gratuitas de COVID-⁠19 para hacerse en casa. Si no lo ha...
03/10/2022

Todos los hogares en EE. UU. son elegibles para pedir 4 pruebas gratuitas de COVID-⁠19 para hacerse en casa. Si no lo ha hecho todavía, pida sus pruebas hoy: covidtests.gov/es

#arlingtonva #covid19 #arlington

Need a #COVID19 vaccine or #booster? Our clinics at Arlington Mill and Walter Reed Community Centers accept walk-ins!We'...
03/09/2022

Need a #COVID19 vaccine or #booster? Our clinics at Arlington Mill and Walter Reed Community Centers accept walk-ins!

We're open to anyone age 5+. No County residence, health insurance or appointment required.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3DAkXt8

#arlingtonva #nova #sleevesup

We're #HIRING Watch Officers! Apply by 3/17 to build a #publicsafety or #homelandsecurity career while enjoying a flexib...
03/09/2022

We're #HIRING Watch Officers! Apply by 3/17 to build a #publicsafety or #homelandsecurity career while enjoying a flexible work schedule, significant overtime earning potential and friendly, talented teammates. https://bit.ly/3vKapX0

#emgtwitter #dcjobs #dmvjobs #arlingtonva

Winter weather is likely this weekend. Prepare now:🚘 Refresh supplies in your car emergency kit🌨️ Dig your snow shovel +...
03/09/2022

Winter weather is likely this weekend. Prepare now:
🚘 Refresh supplies in your car emergency kit
🌨️ Dig your snow shovel + sidewalk sand back out
🤝 Connect with elderly or isolated neighbors in case they need help
📱 Follow @arlingtonalert for local updates

#arlwx #dcwx #vawx

Jasper kitty! We get that you have nine lives, but when a #tornado hits you still need to head to the basement to shelte...
03/08/2022

Jasper kitty! We get that you have nine lives, but when a #tornado hits you still need to head to the basement to shelter. Get away from those windows!

#vastatewidetornadodrill #arlingtonva #arlwx

#BiscuittheBulldog is keeping calm during the tornado drill with a few of her favorite things: peanut butter, a bone, an...
03/08/2022

#BiscuittheBulldog is keeping calm during the tornado drill with a few of her favorite things: peanut butter, a bone, and her toys. Don’t forget your pets’ needs in an emergency!

#vastatewidetornadodrill #arlingtonva #petpreparedness #arlwx #DogofEM

Murf, another #DogofEM, is keeping safe in the basement and using many a pillow to keep himself protected from debris. M...
03/08/2022

Murf, another #DogofEM, is keeping safe in the basement and using many a pillow to keep himself protected from debris. Murf, save a few for your family, too!

#vastatewidetornadodrill #arlwx #vawx #arlingtonva #dogsrule

Sydney and John, two of our emergency planners, are sheltering in an interior office. If you can’t tell, Sydney’s using ...
03/08/2022

Sydney and John, two of our emergency planners, are sheltering in an interior office. If you can’t tell, Sydney’s using her #UVA diploma to protect herself from debris, while John, a #VT alum, is taking a more organic approach and using his arms to protect his head and neck.

It’s all smiles as Emergency Planner, Erin, Public Affairs Mgr, Hannah, and Deputy Director, William, shelter in the low...
03/08/2022

It’s all smiles as Emergency Planner, Erin, Public Affairs Mgr, Hannah, and Deputy Director, William, shelter in the lowest level of our office building. Pro tip: pick a practice shelter near the snack closet.

#vastatewidetornadodrill #severeweatherawarenessweek #arlwx #vawx

Brooklyn, a #DogofEM, is sheltering from the "tornado" in a lower-level hall. She even grabbed a pillow to protect herse...
03/08/2022

Brooklyn, a #DogofEM, is sheltering from the "tornado" in a lower-level hall. She even grabbed a pillow to protect herself from falling debris! While Brooklyn lacks the thumbs to take a pic of her mom sheltering, she will be following Brooklyn’s example.

#statewidetornadodrill

The statewide tornado drill is HAPPENING NOW! 🛁 Go to the lowest level of your building and shelter in a place without w...
03/08/2022

The statewide tornado drill is HAPPENING NOW!
🛁 Go to the lowest level of your building and shelter in a place without windows, like a hallway, closet or bathroom
🛌 Protect yourself from debris with pillows/towels/blankets
🤳 Tag us in selfies

Fan of #selfies? Learning about severe weather? Join us for the Statewide Tornado Drill TOMORROW at 9:45 AM! Practice sh...
03/08/2022

Fan of #selfies? Learning about severe weather? Join us for the Statewide Tornado Drill TOMORROW at 9:45 AM! Practice sheltering from a #tornado: Go to a lower level of your home or office, away from windows. Get under sturdy shelter like a desk if you can. Tag us in selfies!

03/07/2022
Where are you?

Always share your location first when you call or text 9-1-1. This helps us quickly send you help, even if we get disconnected.

Not sure of your address? Share what details you can, like nearby intersections, business names, and Metro stops.

#arlingtonva #safetytips

03/07/2022
Donde estas?

Empieza por indicar tu ubicación siempre que llames al 9-1-1 o les envíes un mensaje de texto. Así podremos enviar ayuda en caso nos desconectemos. Si no conoces la dirección, ofrece detalles exactos de tu ubicación como intersecciones, negocios o estación de Metro.

#arlingtonva

The County is under a wind advisory from 11am onward today (3/7). Take time to prepare:🗑️ Secure outdoor items like tras...
03/07/2022

The County is under a wind advisory from 11am onward today (3/7). Take time to prepare:
🗑️ Secure outdoor items like trash cans, loose shutters, patio furniture + toys
🚙 Take caution if walking or driving in wooded areas
📱 Follow @arlingtonalert for updates

#arlwx #vawx

Today's #SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek theme is the difference between weather watches and weather warnings. Warning = act ...
03/07/2022

Today's #SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek theme is the difference between weather watches and weather warnings. Warning = act quickly, the hazardous weather is here.

#arlwx #dcwx #vawx #novawx #arlingtonva

Ever wanted to chat up a storm with severe weather experts? Now's your chance! Register for a free, virtual Q&A with @VD...
03/06/2022

Ever wanted to chat up a storm with severe weather experts? Now's your chance! Register for a free, virtual Q&A with @VDEM and @NWS_BaltWash on March 7 from 7-8 PM as part of #severeweatherawarenessweek.

Sign up: https://bit.ly/35cT0vw

#dcwx #arlwx #vawx #novawx #ama

Traveling around the #DMV this weekend? Plan for potential traffic and delays:📱Follow @ArlingtonAlert for local traffic ...
03/05/2022

Traveling around the #DMV this weekend? Plan for potential traffic and delays:
📱Follow @ArlingtonAlert for local traffic updates + @VaDOT and @VSPPIO
⏱ Build in extra drive time
🍎Pack a charger, snacks and water in case you’re stuck
🗺 Download a map app for reroutes

Starting next week, every household in the US is eligible to order four more free at-home #COVID19 tests. Get yours: www...
03/05/2022

Starting next week, every household in the US is eligible to order four more free at-home #COVID19 tests. Get yours: www.covidtests.gov

La próxima semana, cada hogar en los EE.UU. podrá pedir 4 pruebas gratuitas de COVID-⁠19 adicionales para hacérselas en ...
03/05/2022

La próxima semana, cada hogar en los EE.UU. podrá pedir 4 pruebas gratuitas de COVID-⁠19 adicionales para hacérselas en casa. Pida sus pruebas: covidtests.gov/es

#covid19 #arlingtonva

Stay ahead of traffic and major events this weekend: follow and subscribe to @arlingtonalert.
03/04/2022

Stay ahead of traffic and major events this weekend: follow and subscribe to @arlingtonalert.

Would you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones if a tornado struck? Practice what to do in the Virginia Stat...
03/04/2022

Would you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones if a tornado struck? Practice what to do in the Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill - next Tuesday, March 8, at 9:45 AM. Tag us in your selfies!

#arlwx #dcwx #novawx #vawx #severeweatherawarenessweek

Keep your eyes to the sky and help weather professionals alert our community to incoming storms. Join @NWS_BaltWash for ...
03/04/2022

Keep your eyes to the sky and help weather professionals alert our community to incoming storms. Join @NWS_BaltWash for free, virtual #SKYWARN training. You'll learn how severe storms form, how to spot them, and how to report them. Register: https://bit.ly/3MemQjY

#arlwx #dcwx

Making service requests or reporting issues like potholes, graffiti and litter has never been easier with the County's o...
03/03/2022

Making service requests or reporting issues like potholes, graffiti and litter has never been easier with the County's online reporting tool: https://bit.ly/3Cpxxe5

Only call or text 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

Need a #COVID19 test? Walk-ups are welcome at the County's no-cost testing kiosks. Find hours + locations at curative.co...
03/03/2022

Need a #COVID19 test? Walk-ups are welcome at the County's no-cost testing kiosks. Find hours + locations at curative.com.

#arlingtonva #freecovidtests

Does your child know when to call 9-1-1? Teach them to recognize emergencies and how to call for help. Be sure to practi...
03/02/2022

Does your child know when to call 9-1-1? Teach them to recognize emergencies and how to call for help. Be sure to practice calling from both a cell phone and a land line!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tTb7yr

#readykids #safetytips #themoreyouknow #arlingtonva

Ever wanted to chat up a storm with severe weather experts? Now's your chance! Register for a free, virtual Q&A with @VD...
03/01/2022

Ever wanted to chat up a storm with severe weather experts? Now's your chance! Register for a free, virtual Q&A with @VDEM and @NWS_BaltWash on March 7 from 7-8 PM as part of #severeweatherawarenessweek.

Sign up: https://bit.ly/35cT0vw

#dcwx #arlwx #vawx #novawx #ama

It's a great day to get a #COVID19 vaccine or booster dose! You're eligible for a #booster:- 5 months after your primary...
02/28/2022

It's a great day to get a #COVID19 vaccine or booster dose!

You're eligible for a #booster:
- 5 months after your primary Pfizer or Moderna series
- 2 months after your initial J&J vaccine

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3DAkXt8

#arlingtonva #nova #sleevesup

Compiling emergency supplies can seem like a daunting task. If the legwork or the cost seem overwhelming, collect them b...
02/27/2022

Compiling emergency supplies can seem like a daunting task. If the legwork or the cost seem overwhelming, collect them bit by bit. It's better to have one or two supplies than none at all. A few items to get you started are below 👇

#arlingtonva #safetytips

Making service requests or reporting issues like potholes, graffiti and litter has never been easier with the County's o...
02/26/2022

Making service requests or reporting issues like potholes, graffiti and litter has never been easier with the County's online reporting tool: bit.ly/3Cpxxe5

Only call or text 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

#arlingtonva #themoreyouknow

Need a #COVID19 vaccine or booster? Our clinics at Arlington Mill and Walter Reed Community Centers accept walk-ins!We'r...
02/25/2022

Need a #COVID19 vaccine or booster? Our clinics at Arlington Mill and Walter Reed Community Centers accept walk-ins!

We're open to anyone age 5+. No County residence, health insurance or appointment required.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3DAkXt8

#arlingtonva #nova #sleevesup

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Virtual County Board Work Session with the County Manager – COVID-19 is today from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. THE COUNTY BOARD OF ARLINGTON CO., VA, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3:00pm will hold a virtual meeting with the County Manager to discuss matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting is open to the public via live stream on the County’s website or broadcast on Arlington TV on Comcast Xfinity 25 or 1085(HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. The County Board work session will be conducted using electronic means, and no in-person participation is available.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.