Category Archives: Fire

On the Clock with the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team

On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical…

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Wednesday’s Rain Brings Flash Flooding in Arlington

Public safety officials are reminding drivers to be extra cautious after additional rain showers this morning resulted in temporary flooding at some Arlington streets and intersections. Some creeks are still high, and some areas of the city are still saturated from heavy storms this past weekend. With more rain on Wednesday…

City of Arlington Recognizes FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This month was created to raise awareness about emergency preparedness. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state and local governments, want to ensure that our citizens have the skills to protect themselves and their families when an emergency happens. Each week will focus on…

Arlington’s Fire Station No. 5 Awarded LEED Certification

The City of Arlington is proud to announce that the recently rebuilt Fire Station 5 has been awarded LEED Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USBGC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system developed by the USBGC is the most widely used green building system and provides…

July 4th: Drive Safely, Stay Hydrated and Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

The Arlington Police and Fire departments encourage the public to make smart decisions behind the wheel, stay hydrated and leave the fireworks displays to the professionals while celebrating Independence Day next week. Arlington Police offer these reminders: Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver who will stay sober. Give them your…

Construction of Fire Station 12 Wins State Award for Project Management

The Construction Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department has been awarded a 2018 American Public Works Association Texas Chapter Project of the Year award for their work on Fire Station 12. This project was the first major renovation of the station, which is adjacent to the Arlington Municipal…

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…