Ready Arlington

Ready Arlington The official Facebook account of Arlington County Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Account not monitored 24/7. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Online Public Participation policy: http://ht.ly/2ezu30l9F1Y 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. Cr

Online Public Participation policy: http://ht.ly/2ezu30l9F1Y 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. Cr

Operating as usual

Compiling emergency supplies can seem like a daunting task. If the legwork or the cost seem overwhelming, collect them b...
10/06/2021

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 👇

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 👇

Questions about #COVID19, including where to find a test, how to get a booster, or how to inquire about support services...
10/06/2021

Questions about #COVID19, including where to find a test, how to get a booster, or how to inquire about support services like grocery assistance? Call 703-228-7988. Open Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Questions about #COVID19, including where to find a test, how to get a booster, or how to inquire about support services like grocery assistance? Call 703-228-7988. Open Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Install updates on your phone, computer, smart TV, or other electronic device as soon as you get notifications to do so....
10/05/2021

Install updates on your phone, computer, smart TV, or other electronic device as soon as you get notifications to do so. This will help keep your systems safe from glitches or vulnerabilities that make it easier for hackers to get in. Learn more @StaySafeOnline + @CISAgov.

Install updates on your phone, computer, smart TV, or other electronic device as soon as you get notifications to do so. This will help keep your systems safe from glitches or vulnerabilities that make it easier for hackers to get in. Learn more @StaySafeOnline + @CISAgov.

10/05/2021
Taco-bout preparedness

This Tuesday, taco-bout preparedness over dinner. We've listed a few starter questions:
📱 How will you connect with family if an emergency occurs when you're separated?
👬 Who besides you can the kids call for help?
🚑 Do your kids know when + how to call 9-1-1?

#tacotuesday

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that the only person who has access to your online accounts is you. #...
10/02/2021

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that the only person who has access to your online accounts is you. #BeCyberSmart and learn more about MFA at https://bit.ly/2vv6Q6X
#cybersecurityawarenessmonth

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that the only person who has access to your online accounts is you. #BeCyberSmart and learn more about MFA at https://bit.ly/2vv6Q6X
#cybersecurityawarenessmonth

#SpookySzn is here. The scariest thing of all is that we still have to tell people to mask up and take #COVID19 seriousl...
10/01/2021

#SpookySzn is here. The scariest thing of all is that we still have to tell people to mask up and take #COVID19 seriously.

Hannibal doesn’t quite have it down, but our goblin friend does. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces and cover your nose and mouth.

#doyourpart

#SpookySzn is here. The scariest thing of all is that we still have to tell people to mask up and take #COVID19 seriously.

Hannibal doesn’t quite have it down, but our goblin friend does. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces and cover your nose and mouth.

#doyourpart

10/01/2021
make an emergency contact list

Who's on your emergency contact list? Brainstorm important contacts - family, neighbors, medical offices, vets, schools. Write them down and save them to the cloud! Use this fillable guide to help: https://bit.ly/3grzZXG
#makeaplan

#CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth begins today! Follow @StaySafeOnline and @CISAgov for tips to keep yourself, your loved one...
10/01/2021

#CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth begins today! Follow @StaySafeOnline and @CISAgov for tips to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your businesses safe from cyber attacks.

#CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth begins today! Follow @StaySafeOnline and @CISAgov for tips to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your businesses safe from cyber attacks.

Do you know your kids' school's phone number by heart? How about your doctor's, or even your best friend's? Use this fil...
09/30/2021

Do you know your kids' school's phone number by heart? How about your doctor's, or even your best friend's? Use this fillable form to record key contact info you may need in an emergency. Then save it to the cloud + print copies for home, school and work.
https://bit.ly/2IgQg4c

Do you know your kids' school's phone number by heart? How about your doctor's, or even your best friend's? Use this fillable form to record key contact info you may need in an emergency. Then save it to the cloud + print copies for home, school and work.
https://bit.ly/2IgQg4c

Build A Kit 👉👉🏾 Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster. Don’t forget to consider unique needs ...
09/30/2021

Build A Kit 👉👉🏾 Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster. Don’t forget to consider unique needs each person or pet may have, like medications, favorite snacks or toys and infant formulas.

#BeReady https://bit.ly/3j83T5V
#npm2021

Build A Kit 👉👉🏾 Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster. Don’t forget to consider unique needs each person or pet may have, like medications, favorite snacks or toys and infant formulas.

#BeReady https://bit.ly/3j83T5V
#npm2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-CostoRegístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Ident...
09/30/2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-Costo
Regístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:
🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Identidad, Residencia
💲 Finanzas + Docs Legales
⚕️ Recetas, Medicaid/Medicare
📃 Seguro, Fotos de Valores
🗃️ Contactos del Hogar
Lista Completa👇🏽
#npm2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-Costo
Regístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:
🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Identidad, Residencia
💲 Finanzas + Docs Legales
⚕️ Recetas, Medicaid/Medicare
📃 Seguro, Fotos de Valores
🗃️ Contactos del Hogar
Lista Completa👇🏽
#npm2021

09/29/2021
Dont forget your pets in emergency planning

Don't forget your pets when thinking about emergencies. What supplies will they need if you need to leave home quickly, like vet record copies, a leash, food and p**p bags? Can you put together a go bag for them? Learn more at ready.gov/pets.

Demand for #COVID19 tests is on the rise. Spend less time in line at County kiosks by making an appointment online at cu...
09/28/2021

Demand for #COVID19 tests is on the rise. Spend less time in line at County kiosks by making an appointment online at curative.com.

We're open daily from 11am-7pm at Arlington Mill Community Ctr, Court House Plaza + Virginia Highlands parking lots.

Demand for #COVID19 tests is on the rise. Spend less time in line at County kiosks by making an appointment online at curative.com.

We're open daily from 11am-7pm at Arlington Mill Community Ctr, Court House Plaza + Virginia Highlands parking lots.

Questions about #COVID19, including vaccines, testing or social support services? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open...
09/28/2021

Questions about #COVID19, including vaccines, testing or social support services? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Questions about #COVID19, including vaccines, testing or social support services? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Party hardy at that big wedding, college football game or night out on the town - but get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after...
09/27/2021

Party hardy at that big wedding, college football game or night out on the town - but get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after spending time in a crowd.

Find a place near you to get a test: https://bit.ly/2Lo8LoV

Party hardy at that big wedding, college football game or night out on the town - but get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after spending time in a crowd.

Find a place near you to get a test: https://bit.ly/2Lo8LoV

Wishing you a relaxing Sunday full of lounging, belly rubs and all your favorite things. Our pets are by our sides all w...
09/27/2021

Wishing you a relaxing Sunday full of lounging, belly rubs and all your favorite things.

Our pets are by our sides all weekend long - and they’ll be by our sides in an emergency, too. What should you pack for them in a go-bag?

Find ideas at ready.gov/pets.

Wishing you a relaxing Sunday full of lounging, belly rubs and all your favorite things.

Our pets are by our sides all weekend long - and they’ll be by our sides in an emergency, too. What should you pack for them in a go-bag?

Find ideas at ready.gov/pets.

Make a game of packing a go-bag with the kids. It'd be hard calmly pack the items you'd need to evacuate in a real emerg...
09/26/2021

Make a game of packing a go-bag with the kids. It'd be hard calmly pack the items you'd need to evacuate in a real emergency, which is why packing a bag in advance is key.

How many go-kit items can they find + pack in ten minutes? Learn what to include: ready.gov/kit

Make a game of packing a go-bag with the kids. It'd be hard calmly pack the items you'd need to evacuate in a real emergency, which is why packing a bag in advance is key.

How many go-kit items can they find + pack in ten minutes? Learn what to include: ready.gov/kit

Don’t hang up if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and tell us it was an accidental call. We promise we won’...
09/25/2021

Don’t hang up if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and tell us it was an accidental call. We promise we won’t be mad.

Otherwise we’ll need to call you back to check in, taking time from dispatchers who could otherwise help people in need.

Don’t hang up if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and tell us it was an accidental call. We promise we won’t be mad.

Otherwise we’ll need to call you back to check in, taking time from dispatchers who could otherwise help people in need.

Calling 9-1-1 can be scary for anyone, but especially for younger kids. Practice calling from a cell phone and landline ...
09/24/2021

Calling 9-1-1 can be scary for anyone, but especially for younger kids. Practice calling from a cell phone and landline - and talk about scenarios when they may need to call - so they know when and how to get help if they need it. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tTb7yr

#readykids

Calling 9-1-1 can be scary for anyone, but especially for younger kids. Practice calling from a cell phone and landline - and talk about scenarios when they may need to call - so they know when and how to get help if they need it. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3tTb7yr

#readykids

Did you know that you can call 9-1-1 in multiple languages? Sabías que puedes llamar al 9-1-1 en diferentes idiomas?Pict...
09/23/2021

Did you know that you can call 9-1-1 in multiple languages? Sabías que puedes llamar al 9-1-1 en diferentes idiomas?

Pictured: Emergency Communications staff member, April, teaching families how to call 9-1-1 at the Columbia Pike Library.
#NationalPreparednessMonth #npm2021

Did you know that you can call 9-1-1 in multiple languages? Sabías que puedes llamar al 9-1-1 en diferentes idiomas?

Pictured: Emergency Communications staff member, April, teaching families how to call 9-1-1 at the Columbia Pike Library.
#NationalPreparednessMonth #npm2021

Did you know emergency managers travel to assist other states with disaster response + recovery? #EM is a close field an...
09/23/2021

Did you know emergency managers travel to assist other states with disaster response + recovery? #EM is a close field and we all work as a team, no matter what jurisdiction employs us. Our PIO, Hannah, is currently deployed to Louisiana to help with #Ida recovery. Wish her luck!

Did you know emergency managers travel to assist other states with disaster response + recovery? #EM is a close field and we all work as a team, no matter what jurisdiction employs us. Our PIO, Hannah, is currently deployed to Louisiana to help with #Ida recovery. Wish her luck!

Do you know a local unsung hero of the pandemic? Help us tell their story and publicly thank them: https://bit.ly/2YtPvw...
09/23/2021

Do you know a local unsung hero of the pandemic? Help us tell their story and publicly thank them: https://bit.ly/2YtPvwJ

Do you know a local unsung hero of the pandemic? Help us tell their story and publicly thank them: https://bit.ly/2YtPvwJ

How will you get important updates during an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local updates with @ArlingtonAler...
09/22/2021

How will you get important updates during an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local updates with @ArlingtonAlert and that you’ve turned on Emergency Alert receiving in the notification settings of your smartphone.

How will you get important updates during an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local updates with @ArlingtonAlert and that you’ve turned on Emergency Alert receiving in the notification settings of your smartphone.

This #wcw, we’re throwing it back to the talented #girlsquad who staffed the EOC on July 4. What a crew! #womeninEM #gir...
09/22/2021

This #wcw, we’re throwing it back to the talented #girlsquad who staffed the EOC on July 4. What a crew!

#womeninEM #girlpower #whoruntheworld #teamwork

This #wcw, we’re throwing it back to the talented #girlsquad who staffed the EOC on July 4. What a crew!

#womeninEM #girlpower #whoruntheworld #teamwork

Have you talked with your family (kids included!) about a family emergency plan? What happens if an emergency occurs whi...
09/21/2021

Have you talked with your family (kids included!) about a family emergency plan?

What happens if an emergency occurs while you’re separated - who else can pick the kids up? Do they know your phone numbers by heart? What medications do they need to include in a go bag?

#npm2021

Have you talked with your family (kids included!) about a family emergency plan?

What happens if an emergency occurs while you’re separated - who else can pick the kids up? Do they know your phone numbers by heart? What medications do they need to include in a go bag?

#npm2021

This week’s #NationalPreparednessMonth theme is involving kids in emergency prep. Do your kids know what to include in a...
09/20/2021

This week’s #NationalPreparednessMonth theme is involving kids in emergency prep.

Do your kids know what to include in an emergency kit? Use this free video game to help them learn! https://bit.ly/3kluhd6

#readykids #readyarl #npm2021 #freeeducationalgames #learnfromhome

This week’s #NationalPreparednessMonth theme is involving kids in emergency prep.

Do your kids know what to include in an emergency kit? Use this free video game to help them learn! https://bit.ly/3kluhd6

#readykids #readyarl #npm2021 #freeeducationalgames #learnfromhome

Get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after spending time in crowds, even if you’re vaccinated. The County offers no-cost, walk-u...
09/19/2021

Get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after spending time in crowds, even if you’re vaccinated.

The County offers no-cost, walk-up testing, open daily from 11am-7pm at Arlington Mill Community Center, Court House Plaza, and Virginia Highlands Park parking lots.

Arlingtonva.us/covid-19

Get a #COVID19 test 3-5 days after spending time in crowds, even if you’re vaccinated.

The County offers no-cost, walk-up testing, open daily from 11am-7pm at Arlington Mill Community Center, Court House Plaza, and Virginia Highlands Park parking lots.

Arlingtonva.us/covid-19

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-CostoRegístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Ident...
09/18/2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-Costo
Regístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:
🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Identidad, Residencia
💲 Finanzas + Docs Legales
⚕️ Recetas, Medicaid/Medicare
📃 Seguro, Fotos de Valores
🗃️ Contactos del Hogar
Lista Completa👇🏽
#npm2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Preparación Bajo Costo, Sin-Costo
Regístrate: https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA. Guarda copias:
🏡 Certif. Nacimiento, Docs Identidad, Residencia
💲 Finanzas + Docs Legales
⚕️ Recetas, Medicaid/Medicare
📃 Seguro, Fotos de Valores
🗃️ Contactos del Hogar
Lista Completa👇🏽
#npm2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Low + No Cost Preparedness Tips: 📱Register for @ArlingtonAlert (https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA). 🤳Keep copies of:🏡 IDs, Bir...
09/17/2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Low + No Cost Preparedness Tips:

📱Register for @ArlingtonAlert (https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA).

🤳Keep copies of:
🏡 IDs, Birth Certificates
💲 Financial + Legal Docs
⚕️ Prescriptions, Medicare/Medicaid cards
📃 Insurance Info
🗃️ Household Contacts

Complete List 👇🏽
#npm2021

👍🏿👍🏻 Low + No Cost Preparedness Tips:

📱Register for @ArlingtonAlert (https://bit.ly/3k1d3BA).

🤳Keep copies of:
🏡 IDs, Birth Certificates
💲 Financial + Legal Docs
⚕️ Prescriptions, Medicare/Medicaid cards
📃 Insurance Info
🗃️ Household Contacts

Complete List 👇🏽
#npm2021

#WeddingSeason is here. Be #COVID19 smart if you're traveling to celebrate nuptials. Wear a mask indoors, check travel a...
09/17/2021

#WeddingSeason is here. Be #COVID19 smart if you're traveling to celebrate nuptials. Wear a mask indoors, check travel advice if you're heading out of the area, and get tested 3-5 days after you're home if you were in a crowd.

When to get tested: https://bit.ly/3BuQScZ

#WeddingSeason is here. Be #COVID19 smart if you're traveling to celebrate nuptials. Wear a mask indoors, check travel advice if you're heading out of the area, and get tested 3-5 days after you're home if you were in a crowd.

When to get tested: https://bit.ly/3BuQScZ

⚠️ The #COVID19 testing kiosk at Virginia Highlands Park will be closed today, Sept 17, from damage caused by last night...
09/17/2021
COVID-19 – Home

⚠️ The #COVID19 testing kiosk at Virginia Highlands Park will be closed today, Sept 17, from damage caused by last night's storms. Visit our other kiosks at Arlington Mill Community Center and Court House Plaza parking lots, or find additional options at arlingtonva.us/covid-19.

COVID-19 Coronavirus information for residents of Arlington County and beyond.

Have you talked with your family about how you’ll stay safe and connected in an emergency? Use the questions below as st...
09/17/2021

Have you talked with your family about how you’ll stay safe and connected in an emergency?

Use the questions below as starters. Find more at ready.gov/plan 👇

#npm2021

Have you talked with your family about how you’ll stay safe and connected in an emergency?

Use the questions below as starters. Find more at ready.gov/plan 👇

#npm2021

New name, same COVID-19 vaccine. Rumors that the Comirnaty vaccine is different from Pfizer are FALSE. It's the same sho...
09/17/2021

New name, same COVID-19 vaccine. Rumors that the Comirnaty vaccine is different from Pfizer are FALSE. It's the same shot, and it works remarkably well at protecting you from severe COVID-19. Get yours today: vaccines.gov.

New name, same COVID-19 vaccine. Rumors that the Comirnaty vaccine is different from Pfizer are FALSE. It's the same shot, and it works remarkably well at protecting you from severe COVID-19. Get yours today: vaccines.gov.

Hitting up the bars for #ThirstyThursday? Don't be the buzzkill who gives everyone in the friend group #COVID. Wear a ma...
09/16/2021

Hitting up the bars for #ThirstyThursday? Don't be the buzzkill who gives everyone in the friend group #COVID.

Wear a mask when you're in indoor public places and get tested 3-5 days after being in a crowd, even if you're vaccinated.

Testing info: arlingtonva.us/covid-19

Hitting up the bars for #ThirstyThursday? Don't be the buzzkill who gives everyone in the friend group #COVID.

Wear a mask when you're in indoor public places and get tested 3-5 days after being in a crowd, even if you're vaccinated.

Testing info: arlingtonva.us/covid-19

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OEM is responsible for: -The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) -Implementation of Emergency Plans -The Emergency Operations Plan -Managing the Emergency Operations Center -Advising the Emergency Management Team, which includes the Deputy County Manager, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the Department of Public Works Director, the Communications & Public Affairs Director, the School Superintendent, and the Sheriff -Monitoring/advising the Emergency Support Functions (Task Groups) -Directing initial emergency notifications to the public -Providing a staff liaison to the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (EPAC)

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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.