Category Archives: Fire

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…

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…

Flood Mitigation Project Provides Training Opportunity for Fire Department

The City of Arlington is committed to continually improving the quality of life for of Arlington residents. Part of that ongoing process includes the flood mitigation efforts of the Stormwater Floodplain Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department. This division is responsible for managing comprehensive studies to accurately identify…

Red Cross DFW to Host Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in Arlington

The American Red Cross is celebrating its service to the Armed Forces initiatives this holiday season by supporting local events and partnering with area government organizations to make the DFW community safer. In conjunction with the Armed Forces Bowl, members of the participating teams, Red Cross volunteers and the Arlington Fire…

Fire Station 12 Grand Opening and Dedication Set for Friday

The community is invited to help the City of Arlington celebrate the grand opening and dedication of Fire Station 12. The ceremony and ribbon cutting begins at 1:15 p. m. Friday, December 15, 2017. The newly renovated station is located at 5050 S. Collins Street near the Arlington Municipal Airport. This South Arlington…

FEMA Recognizes Arlington Christian Disaster Network’s Role Helping Community Recover

When disaster strikes, the City of Arlington’s first responders aren’t alone when it comes to meeting the most critical needs of the community. The Arlington Christian Disaster Network, made up of 17 local faith-based organizations, is a critical partner to the Arlington Fire Department. Highly trained volunteers in the network are…

Bond Tracker: Newly Renovated Fire Station 12 Set to Open in December

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the newly renovated Fire Station 12, located at 5050 South Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76018. The $1.9…

Daylight Savings: Remember to Change Clocks, Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

The Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 5, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors save lives, but they require…