Category Archives: Fire

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…

Arlington Fire Department Sends Additional Crews for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On Wednesday, the City of Arlington deployed additional first responders to assist southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the State Operations Center’s request, the City of Arlington joined other regional fire departments in sending fire engines and crews to provide help to hard-hit areas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which…

City of Arlington Assisting Gulf Coast Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

From deploying highly trained first responders to providing parking space for buses bringing evacuees to the safety of North Texas shelters, the City of Arlington stands ready to help Houston and Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since Friday, the Office of Emergency Management has been in close communication with…

AMR Subscription Program Helps Reduce Cost of Ambulance Transports

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. In order to minimize costs to our…

Arlington Fire Chief Named Tarrant County 9-1-1 District’s Board Chairman

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has been named chair of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District’s board of managers. Crowson, who has served as a member of the Tarrant County 9-1-1- board of managers for nearly seven years, was elected as chair by the seven-member board during a special meeting last month. Crowson,…