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
Learn the steps you can take to prepare you and your family for an emergency.
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!
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
HERricane Arlington empowers women, age 13-17, to pursue careers in emergency management through a week-long “camp”, as well as long-term professional development and volunteer opportunities.