The mission of the Department of Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management (PSCEM) is to coordinate emergency preparedness and response capabilities, resources and outreach for the Arlington Community.
Hurricane season is here!
June 1st marks the official beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ends Nov. 30th. Hurricane Alberto has already been named and made landfall in Florida on Memorial Day as a Subtropical Storm. Have you prepared for hurricane season? Find more info here!
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.
Until Help Arrives
Learn how to be the help, '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.
Arlington Network for Community Readiness
ANChoR is the volunteer program that supports the County's emergency management team in educating and assisting Arlington for emergencies.
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.