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. Have you prepared for hurricane season? Find more info here!
How to help your community
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.
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.
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.
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.