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.
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", as well as long-term professional development and volunteer opportunities.
Until Help Arrives
Learn how to be the help, 'Until Help Arrives'
For any incident, like the Las Vegas massacre to the Boston Marathon bombings, citizens play an important role in saving lives in the minutes following an attack. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our community save lives until our professional responders can arrive. Attend this class to learn how to recognize violent activities, respond safely, provide immediate rescue tactics to the injured, and report them to 9-1-1 efficiently. The skills you will learn are transferable to countless situations involving traumatic injury, which include car accidents, household injuries, or an active shooter. Come and learn how you can be the help, Until Help Arrives.
This course is provided by the Arlington County Department of Public Safety & Communications and the Arlington County Fire Department. It will be offered to the community on the following dates (more dates coming soon), register by clicking the link:
- May 9 (Langston Brown Community Center) WAIT LIST ONLY
- July 11 (Fairlington Community Center)
- September 12 (Fairlington Community Center)
- November 7 (Fairlington Community Center)
This course will also be offered to Arlington County Employees on the following dates, register by clicking the link:
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.