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It's National Preparedness Month!
“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
September is National Preparedness Month! All month long The Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management will be hosting preparedness events highlighting the importance of making emergency preparedness kits and developing a family communications plan.
National Preparedness Month Celebration!
Recognizing Strength in Our Community
Join us for an evening to celebrate and honor those who are committed to creating a ready and resilient future. Maria Berndazikowski from Howard County OEM will give a key note address about the Ellicott City flooding and the importance of preparedness.
- Social hour with our partners in preparedness at 6:30
- Program starting at 7:30
Date: 9/20 6:30-8:30
Location: Kenmore Middle School 200 S Carlin Springs Rd
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.
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.
See Something, Say Something
Help keep our community safe
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.
Active Shooter Preparedness
Know what to do
What is your plan if you hear gunshots; Run? Hide? Fight? Shootings around the world continue to keep active shooter preparedness at the forefront of emergency preparedness training.
Are you part of HERricane Arlington? Click HERE to get to the HERricane Arlington: The Aftermath page and register for events and activities!
HERricane Arlington empowers women, age 13-17, to pursue careers in emergency management through a week-long "camp" in June 2017, as well as long-term professional development and volunteer opportunities.