Get the message! When an emergency occurs, the county will instantly notify you with updates, instructions where to go, what to do, who to contact and other important information.
Arlington Network for Community Readiness (ANChoR)
ANChoR is the volunteer program of the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management. Its mission is to support OEM in educating and assisting Arlington for emergencies.
Active Shooter Preparedness
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.
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.
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.