There are many ways you can help out during an emergency.
- The Disaster Volunteer Registry is a list of community members who would like to assist during a large-scale emergency when additional resources are needed. There is no training required!
- ANChoR is the volunteer program that supports the County's emergency management team in educating and assisting Arlington for emergencies.
- CERT is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation.
Get involved with ANChoR or DVR!
Learn more about CERT!
Until Help Arrives
Have you ever wanted to learn what to do in an emergency situation before first responders arrive? Learn how to be the help 'Until Help Arrives' by attending this training offered by the Department of Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management and the Arlington County Fire Department.
Find more info & sign up
Text-to-9-1-1 is intended for three emergency scenarios:
- An individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing or has a speech disability;
- Someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1;
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
ONLY text 9-1-1 in an emergency. Find more info & FAQs here
See Something, Say Something
To report suspicious activity, call 703-558-2222, and be specific:
- Who or what you saw
- When you saw it
- Where it occurred; and
- Why it's suspicious
As in all cases, if there's an emergency, call 9-1-1
Learn the steps you can take to prepare you and your family for an emergency.