National Preparedness Month
Earn Your Civic Association a Treat
Sign up for Arlington Alert!
Think your Civic Association is the most able, active, alert, aware, adaptable, all-set and apt in Arlington? Then prove it! During National Preparedness Month, we're hosting a friendly competition among the County's Civic Associations to encourage you to register for Arlington Alert. The Civic Association with the most sign-ups in the month of September will be declared the winner, and will a special treat to enjoy for their fall festival celebration!
Farmers Market Emergency Kit Taste Test
Help us donate to AFAC by signing up for Arlington Alert
Our team will be at the Crystal City Farmers Market on September 5, and the Columbia Pike Farmers Market on September 17 doing a preparedness kit supply sample.
We will have snacks to taste made from unconventional nonperishable foods that are great additions to anyone’s preparedness kit. Remember, best practices say you should have three days of food for each person in your kit.
- Crystal City Farmers Market - 9/5
- Columbia Pike Farmers Market - 9/17
9/11 Memorial 5K
Cheer cheer us on!
Come out and cheer on the Department as we participate, or register to walk or run in the 15th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5k!
Date: September 9, 6pm
Join our lively bi-monthly book discussion.
Join the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management staff for our lively bi-monthly book discussion. This month we will discuss 5 Days At Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sherri Fink.
Five Days at Memorial: Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink's landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful protrayal of the quest for truth and justice.
Date: 9/12 7:00-8:30PM
Location: Ragtime 1435 N Courthouse Rd.
National Preparedness Month Audit
Did someone say FREE DONUT??
Stop by Sugar Shack and receive a FREE donut by either signing up for Arlington Alert or showing us that you are already signed up! Staff will be on hand to help you sign up or to assist you with your account.
Date: 9/15 8:30-10:30am
Location: Sugar Shack 1014 S Glebe Rd
Stop in For Stories
Join us for Stop in for Stories on Friday September 22 at 10:15 and 11:00 a.m. at the Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street). We will be reading age appropriate books for children with emergency preparedness and family communications planning themes.
Also stop by the Central Library all month long to see our partnership display with Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Date: 9/22 10:15 & 11:00AM
Location: Central Library 1015 N Quincy St
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