Category Archives: Public Safety

Arlington High School Senior Committed to Spreading Kindness in Community

The Arlington Fire Department would like to recognize Arlington High School senior Hannah Farris as an outstanding community member of The American Dream City. Hannah is co-chair on the FEMA Region VI Youth Preparedness Council, a mentor on the Texas Youth Preparedness Council and a member of the National  Youth Preparedness Council,…

Arlington Fire Department’s Annual Report Celebrates Accomplishments

From faster response times to earning the Insurance Service Office’s elite designation for exemplary fire protection, the Arlington Fire Department has much to celebrate. Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson recently presented the department’s annual report to the City Council, highlighting proactive fire prevention efforts, emergency preparedness and Homeland Security planning, public…

Arlington Police Gives Thanks to Department’s 345 Active Volunteers

The Arlington Police Department held its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to honor the work and support from the 345 active volunteers in the organization. Police Chief Will Johnson and Mayor Jeff Williams both spoke on the value, importance and difference all the volunteers are making within our community. At the luncheon,…

Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event April 28

Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, April 28, 2018. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-478-3762 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817-459-5803 South…

Join Arlington’s Dog Walker Watch Program and Help Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe

Are you a dog owner and an active walker or jogger who cares about your neighborhood? Dog Walker Watch may be a great volunteer opportunity for you!Dog Walker Watch is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community…

Arlington Emergency Management Planner Completes Intensive Homeland Security Training

Shawna Lemley, Emergency Management Planner for the City of Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management, recently completed the Emergence Program at Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The goal of this program is to enhance young and future leaders’ capacity to develop policies and strategies while strengthening…

Be Flood Aware: 7 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Family and Property

There are three primary types of flooding in Texas: Riverine flooding occurs when rivers, streams, creeks and lakes overflow their banks due to extended periods of continuous rainfall. Surface or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in more densely…

Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland Called Visionary

Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 23 in Los Alamitos, California. Chief Strickland served 25 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department prior to joining Arlington’s Fire Department. While in California, he served in multiple fire suppression assignments and as the Commander of the Fire and…