Category Archives: Public Safety

American Dream Story: Fire Academy Cultivates New Talent

Articles Brand 10-16-14

A groundbreaking program created in Arlington was recently given statewide recognition. The Arlington Fire Academy Program trains high school students from Arlington’s six high schools on firefighting, emergency medical care and enables graduates to immediately enter the workforce after successfully completing the program, helping these students live their American Dream Read more…

Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus

Articles WestNile 08-22-14

The City of Arlington has detected a new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from the following location: Eden Road near U.S. Highway 287 The City will begin targeted ground spraying on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. An ultra-low volume application of Permanone Read more…

National Night Out Tradition Continues in Arlington Tonight

National Night Out in Arlington

Tonight residents across Arlington will participate in National Night Out (NNO), an annual tradition that has grown each year in the City. The nationwide event encourages residents to step outside the house and get to know their neighbors to strengthen crime prevention efforts. This year’s event includes 192 neighborhood parties Read more…

Arlington Earns Another Award for Innovative Fire Academy Program

Arlington Fire Academy Award

Earlier this month at its annual conference and exhibition, the Texas Municipal League recognized Arlington for its groundbreaking Fire Academy program with a 2014 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety for cities with more than 25,000 residents. The honor distinguishes the City for its efforts, along with local partners, Tarrant Read more…

City of Arlington Continues Cleanup After Storm Response

Articles StormDamage 10-02-14

The morning after a storm rolled through Arlington, uprooting trees, damaging homes, and knocking down power lines, progress is being made for communities affected. Oncor is reporting approximately 31,000 residents are still without power Friday morning. Full restoration is expected sometime Sunday, October 5. Visit the Oncor Storm Center for Read more…