Category Archives: Public Safety

AMR Subscription Program Helps Reduce Cost of Ambulance Transports

Articles Fire 09-25-15

American Medical Response (AMR) is the City of Arlington’s exclusive contracted ambulance service. AMR operates as a “fee based service” meaning no tax dollars are utilized to subsidize the service. As a result, all costs related to ambulance transports are paid by those who utilize the service. The ambulance contract allows AMR…

TxDOT Urges Drivers to Make a Sober Ride Part of Game-Watching Plans

Articles Traffic 12-2-14

The Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide “Plan While You Can” campaign is reminding football fans to make a sober ride part of their game-watching plans for the upcoming playoffs and the big game. The campaign runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.“As many Texans will be watching football playoffs…

Arlington Fire, Public Works Provide Assistance After North Texas Tornadoes

Articles Tornado Recovery 01-06-16

The Arlington Fire Department and Public Works Department provided assistance and help to those in need after the second deadliest tornado outbreak in DFW history on December 26, 2015. Following Saturday evening’s tornadoes, the City of Dallas Fire Department also requested assistance from Arlington Fire to meet emergency needs and mutual aid to Garland Fire Department. The City sent the Arlington…

Safe Exchange Zone Provides Secure Place to Meet After Online Purchases

Articles Police 12-07-15

As more consumers choose to do their shopping online and use Internet sites to sell personal items, local police departments noticed a trend of criminals capitalizing on the vulnerabilities of doing business with a stranger. To combat that issue, the Arlington Police Department has created a Safe Exchange program where people…

City Council Approves Public Safety Upgrades for Fire, Police

Articles Public Safety 12-01-15

The Arlington City Council has approved significant public safety upgrades for both the fire and police departments. At the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the City Council approved the purchase for two new fire engines to replace two existing front-line fire engines that have reached the end of their service life. The new…