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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.
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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

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Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find...
07/09/2021

Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find a site that's best for you at vaccines.gov.

Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find a site that's best for you at vaccines.gov.

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1 on a cell phone and a landline? Practice with them! They should know how to dial,...
07/09/2021

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1 on a cell phone and a landline? Practice with them!

They should know how to dial, to share their location and why they’re calling, and to stay on the line to answer follow-up questions. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hN6JNp

#readykids

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1 on a cell phone and a landline? Practice with them!

They should know how to dial, to share their location and why they’re calling, and to stay on the line to answer follow-up questions. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hN6JNp

#readykids

Not only does your free #COVID19 vaccine help us all get back to normal and end the #pandemic, but you get to hang out w...
07/08/2021

Not only does your free #COVID19 vaccine help us all get back to normal and end the #pandemic, but you get to hang out with our awesome staff AND get fun “I got my vaccine!”’stickers when you visit our clinics. Doesn’t get much better.

Get your shot: vaccines.gov.

Not only does your free #COVID19 vaccine help us all get back to normal and end the #pandemic, but you get to hang out with our awesome staff AND get fun “I got my vaccine!”’stickers when you visit our clinics. Doesn’t get much better.

Get your shot: vaccines.gov.

Has your family discussed (and practiced!) what you would do in an emergency? We’ve listed a few starter questions in th...
07/08/2021

Has your family discussed (and practiced!) what you would do in an emergency? We’ve listed a few starter questions in the pic below to consider 👇👇

Learn more: ready.gov/plan

Has your family discussed (and practiced!) what you would do in an emergency? We’ve listed a few starter questions in the pic below to consider 👇👇

Learn more: ready.gov/plan

Have questions about #COVID19? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM, or visit our websi...
07/07/2021

Have questions about #COVID19? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM, or visit our website at arlingtonva.us/Covid-19.

Have questions about #COVID19? Call our hotline at 703-228-7999, open Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM, or visit our website at arlingtonva.us/Covid-19.

DC summer is here, and it's HOT. If you need financial assistance paying for your utilities or repairs to your A/C, call...
07/07/2021

DC summer is here, and it's HOT. If you need financial assistance paying for your utilities or repairs to your A/C, call @ArlingtonDHS at 703-228-1350.

#dcwx #arlwx

DC summer is here, and it's HOT. If you need financial assistance paying for your utilities or repairs to your A/C, call @ArlingtonDHS at 703-228-1350.

#dcwx #arlwx

07/06/2021

It's HOT today. Keep cool and stay safe by:
💧 Hydrating often with water
🏘️ Staying indoors or in the shade
🏃 Limiting strenuous outdoor activity
🎽 Wearing loose, cool clothes
🐶 Checking on pets, kids and elderly people, who are less able to regulate body temps

#dcwx #arlwx

Happy 4th of July! Public Safety Personnel are working together today to make sure you enjoy a safe holiday!Don’t forget...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Public Safety Personnel are working together today to make sure you enjoy a safe holiday!

Don’t forget to check road closure information if you are planning to travel around the region tonight. https://bit.ly/3dHgkCD

#July4 #ArlingtonVA

Always share your location first if you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we're disconnected. Not sure of y...
07/03/2021

Always share your location first if you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we're disconnected. Not sure of your address? Share what details you can, like cross streets, nearby stores, or highway exit numbers.

Always share your location first if you call or text 9-1-1 so we can send help even if we're disconnected. Not sure of your address? Share what details you can, like cross streets, nearby stores, or highway exit numbers.

"It's a (vaccination) party in the USA." - Miley CyrusJoin the party. Get your free #COVID19 vaccine by visiting vaccine...
07/02/2021

"It's a (vaccination) party in the USA." - Miley Cyrus

Join the party. Get your free #COVID19 vaccine by visiting vaccines.gov.

"It's a (vaccination) party in the USA." - Miley Cyrus

Join the party. Get your free #COVID19 vaccine by visiting vaccines.gov.

07/02/2021

❗️If you travel tonight, please exercise caution. Do not drive through flooded roads (just 6” water can move cars) and steer clear of wooded areas and downed power lines.

Call the non emergency line at 703-558-2222 to report downed tree limbs, power lines and other debris.

Need to report issues like downed trees or utility outages? Find the most direct way to report them: https://bit.ly/3jye...
07/02/2021

Need to report issues like downed trees or utility outages? Find the most direct way to report them: https://bit.ly/3jyeMuI. Only use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

Need to report issues like downed trees or utility outages? Find the most direct way to report them: https://bit.ly/3jyeMuI. Only use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vac...
07/02/2021

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vaccinated. Find virtual and in-person events to participate in: https://bit.ly/3cJL9Ww

#VaccinateVA #Volunteering #COVID19 #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vaccinated. Find virtual and in-person events to participate in: https://bit.ly/3cJL9Ww

#VaccinateVA #Volunteering #COVID19 #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

Need help with issues like towed cars, fallen trees, noise complaints or graffiti? Call our non-emergency line at 703-55...
07/01/2021

Need help with issues like towed cars, fallen trees, noise complaints or graffiti? Call our non-emergency line at 703-558-2222 or report them online: https://bit.ly/3qCrdus.

Only call 9-1-1 in a life-threatening emergency.

Need help with issues like towed cars, fallen trees, noise complaints or graffiti? Call our non-emergency line at 703-558-2222 or report them online: https://bit.ly/3qCrdus.

Only call 9-1-1 in a life-threatening emergency.

❗️The COVID-19 testing kiosk at Arlington Mill Community Center is closed today (July 1) due to a power outage. It will ...
07/01/2021
Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing - Health

❗️The COVID-19 testing kiosk at Arlington Mill Community Center is closed today (July 1) due to a power outage. It will resume normal operations tomorrow. Find an alternative location at our testing webpage: https://bit.ly/2Lo8LoV.

Arlington County Government Testing Locations Below are locations that offer a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in Arlington. A diagnostic test tells you if you have a current infection by looking for parts of the virus itself. Swabs that take samples from the back of the nose, mouth, or lower respirato...

Do you need financial assistance with utilities or for repairs to your air conditioning? Call @ArlingtonDHS at 703-228-1...
07/01/2021

Do you need financial assistance with utilities or for repairs to your air conditioning? Call @ArlingtonDHS at 703-228-1350.

#arlwx #dcwx #heatwave

Do you need financial assistance with utilities or for repairs to your air conditioning? Call @ArlingtonDHS at 703-228-1350.

#arlwx #dcwx #heatwave

Chew on weather watches vs warnings:WATCH: The ingredients to cause bad weather are present. WATCH out for more info.WAR...
07/01/2021

Chew on weather watches vs warnings:

WATCH: The ingredients to cause bad weather are present. WATCH out for more info.

WARNING: Act now! Hazardous weather is here. We're WARNING you to seek shelter immediately.

#arlwx #severewx #dcwx #getreadyva

Chew on weather watches vs warnings:

WATCH: The ingredients to cause bad weather are present. WATCH out for more info.

WARNING: Act now! Hazardous weather is here. We're WARNING you to seek shelter immediately.

#arlwx #severewx #dcwx #getreadyva

Congratulations to Lucia, our team's Engagement Liaison, who recently graduated from @FEMA's Train the Trainer Basic Aca...
06/30/2021

Congratulations to Lucia, our team's Engagement Liaison, who recently graduated from @FEMA's Train the Trainer Basic Academy. This ten-day course covered a range of #EmergencyManagement topics, from ethical decision making, to preparedness and emergency communications.

She explained, "This is an ideal course to understand fundamentals of Emergency Management. One take away for me was that EM professionals around the country face similar challenges and have so much in common! It was great to participate in a class with folks with the same mission of achieving community prevention, mitigation and response. Learning about FEMA's Serving the Whole Community Approach became a new asset for me."

Way to go, Lucia! We can't wait to see your new knowledge in action.

Congratulations to Lucia, our team's Engagement Liaison, who recently graduated from @FEMA's Train the Trainer Basic Academy. This ten-day course covered a range of #EmergencyManagement topics, from ethical decision making, to preparedness and emergency communications.

She explained, "This is an ideal course to understand fundamentals of Emergency Management. One take away for me was that EM professionals around the country face similar challenges and have so much in common! It was great to participate in a class with folks with the same mission of achieving community prevention, mitigation and response. Learning about FEMA's Serving the Whole Community Approach became a new asset for me."

Way to go, Lucia! We can't wait to see your new knowledge in action.

Heading out of town for the holiday weekend? Stay ahead of traffic by following and subscribing to @ArlingtonAlert.
06/30/2021

Heading out of town for the holiday weekend? Stay ahead of traffic by following and subscribing to @ArlingtonAlert.

Heading out of town for the holiday weekend? Stay ahead of traffic by following and subscribing to @ArlingtonAlert.

Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find...
06/30/2021

Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find a site that's best for you at vaccines.gov.

Did you know you can get a #COVID19 vaccine at sites like pharmacies and grocery stores in addition to our clinics? Find a site that's best for you at vaccines.gov.

How will you get important information in an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local alerts (follow @ArlingtonAl...
06/30/2021

How will you get important information in an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local alerts (follow @ArlingtonAlert!) and that you turn on Wireless Emergency Alerts in the settings of your cell phone.

How will you get important information in an emergency? Make sure you’re subscribed to local alerts (follow @ArlingtonAlert!) and that you turn on Wireless Emergency Alerts in the settings of your cell phone.

Double thumbs up for #COVID19Vaccines and ending this darn #pandemic.Find a site and time that work best for you to get ...
06/29/2021

Double thumbs up for #COVID19Vaccines and ending this darn #pandemic.

Find a site and time that work best for you to get your shot by visiting Vaccines.gov.

#VaccinateVA #DontMissYourShot #doyourpart #ScienceIsReal

Double thumbs up for #COVID19Vaccines and ending this darn #pandemic.

Find a site and time that work best for you to get your shot by visiting Vaccines.gov.

#VaccinateVA #DontMissYourShot #doyourpart #ScienceIsReal

06/29/2021

It's HOT today. Keep cool and stay safe by:
💧 Hydrating often with water
🏘️ Staying indoors or in the shade
🏃 Limiting strenuous outdoor activity
🐶 Checking on pets, kids and elderly people, who are less able to regulate body temps

#heatwave #dcwx

Need a #COVID19 test? The County offers no-cost, no-appointment testing, open seven days a week. Find the best site for ...
06/28/2021

Need a #COVID19 test? The County offers no-cost, no-appointment testing, open seven days a week. Find the best site for you at arlingtonva.us/covid-19.

Need a #COVID19 test? The County offers no-cost, no-appointment testing, open seven days a week. Find the best site for you at arlingtonva.us/covid-19.

DON’T HANG UP if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and let the dispatcher know it was an accident. We don’t ...
06/26/2021

DON’T HANG UP if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and let the dispatcher know it was an accident. We don’t be mad, we promise.

If you hang up then we’ll need to call you back to check in, taking away free dispatchers who could help people in need.

DON’T HANG UP if you accidentally call 9-1-1! Stay on the line and let the dispatcher know it was an accident. We don’t be mad, we promise.

If you hang up then we’ll need to call you back to check in, taking away free dispatchers who could help people in need.

Need a(nother) reason to take a selfie with your pet? Take a current photo together in case you are separated during a d...
06/25/2021

Need a(nother) reason to take a selfie with your pet? Take a current photo together in case you are separated during a disaster and need to prove ownership later.

#petpreparedness #doglove #furbaby #resolvetobeready

Need a(nother) reason to take a selfie with your pet? Take a current photo together in case you are separated during a disaster and need to prove ownership later.

#petpreparedness #doglove #furbaby #resolvetobeready

#FBF to our first #COVID19 testing event, held over a year ago. We’ve made great strides to #StoptheSpread and end the p...
06/25/2021

#FBF to our first #COVID19 testing event, held over a year ago. We’ve made great strides to #StoptheSpread and end the pandemic, but this isn’t over.

Get a vaccine. Wash your hands. Wear a mask + distance if you’re unvaccinated. Convince friends to do the same. We can do this.

#FBF to our first #COVID19 testing event, held over a year ago. We’ve made great strides to #StoptheSpread and end the pandemic, but this isn’t over.

Get a vaccine. Wash your hands. Wear a mask + distance if you’re unvaccinated. Convince friends to do the same. We can do this.

Would your kids know who to call in an emergency if you were unreachable? Talk about important numbers to save (or memor...
06/24/2021

Would your kids know who to call in an emergency if you were unreachable? Talk about important numbers to save (or memorize!) including out of town and local emergency contacts, medical offices, and schools. And then practice your communications plan!

Would your kids know who to call in an emergency if you were unreachable? Talk about important numbers to save (or memorize!) including out of town and local emergency contacts, medical offices, and schools. And then practice your communications plan!

#COVID19vaccines can be a family affair! We loved hosting this family at our clinic. Bring your loved ones by, or find a...
06/23/2021

#COVID19vaccines can be a family affair! We loved hosting this family at our clinic. Bring your loved ones by, or find a different site and time that work best for you by visiting vaccines.gov.

#vaccinateva #doyourpart #wereinthistogether

#COVID19vaccines can be a family affair! We loved hosting this family at our clinic. Bring your loved ones by, or find a different site and time that work best for you by visiting vaccines.gov.

#vaccinateva #doyourpart #wereinthistogether

Seconds count in an emergency. Join us for a free, virtual Until Help Arrives training on June 24 to learn how to respon...
06/22/2021

Seconds count in an emergency. Join us for a free, virtual Until Help Arrives training on June 24 to learn how to respond to life-threatening injuries and save lives while waiting for first responders. Learn more and register: https://uha_june.eventbrite.com

Seconds count in an emergency. Join us for a free, virtual Until Help Arrives training on June 24 to learn how to respond to life-threatening injuries and save lives while waiting for first responders. Learn more and register: https://uha_june.eventbrite.com

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vac...
06/22/2021

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vaccinated. Find virtual and in-person events to participate in: https://bit.ly/3cJL9Ww

#VaccinateVA #Volunteering #COVID19 #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

We need your help to end the pandemic! Now through July 4, join the #MonthOfAction campaign to empower others to get vaccinated. Find virtual and in-person events to participate in: https://bit.ly/3cJL9Ww

#VaccinateVA #Volunteering #COVID19 #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

Talk about (+ practice!) your family emergency plan. Topics include:🏘️ How will you evacuate your house in a fire? ☎️ Wh...
06/21/2021

Talk about (+ practice!) your family emergency plan. Topics include:
🏘️ How will you evacuate your house in a fire?
☎️ Who should the kids call if they need help and you're not around?
💊 What medicines + allergies should they communicate to EMTs?

More: https://bit.ly/3gTny7p

Talk about (+ practice!) your family emergency plan. Topics include:
🏘️ How will you evacuate your house in a fire?
☎️ Who should the kids call if they need help and you're not around?
💊 What medicines + allergies should they communicate to EMTs?

More: https://bit.ly/3gTny7p

What before your #vaccine vs after your vaccine feels like. Swipe for a photo representation, modeled by our awesome cli...
06/21/2021

What before your #vaccine vs after your vaccine feels like. Swipe for a photo representation, modeled by our awesome clinic staff!

Get your free #COVID19 vaccine at a place and time best for you by visiting vaccines.gov.

#vaccinateva #getyourshot #doyourpart

If you've recovered from COVID-19, donating your plasma could save lives. Visit inovablood.org, redcrossblood.org and th...
06/21/2021

If you've recovered from COVID-19, donating your plasma could save lives. Visit inovablood.org, redcrossblood.org and thefightisinus.org to learn how you can help.

#donateplasma #donateblood #savelives #covid19

If you've recovered from COVID-19, donating your plasma could save lives. Visit inovablood.org, redcrossblood.org and thefightisinus.org to learn how you can help.

#donateplasma #donateblood #savelives #covid19

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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.