Category Archives: Fire

Arlington Fire Department Volunteer Wins State Award

Linda McMillen, an Arlington Fire Department Office of Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer, was awarded the second annual Jack Colley Award for Volunteerism on June 15 at the annual Texas Unites Citizen Corps/Volunteers Organizations Active in Disaster Conference.  The award was presented by Steve McCraw, director of…

City Teams Respond Quickly, Efficiently To Tornado Aftermath

After the winds stopped howling, tree branches ceased snapping, and rain and hail subsided, the Arlington police and fire departments, along with other City divisions, were available immediately to help start the recovery process after a devastating tornado rocked parts of Arlington on Tuesday, April 3. On site, Arlington Police Department…

Severe Weather Season is Here: Be Prepared

The recent tornado outbreak rocking a string of Midwestern states has served as a painful wake up call to the kind of havoc severe weather can cause. With the season of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms well underway, the City of Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents that the…

Council Passes Gas Well Preparedness Plan Unanimously

The Arlington City Council unanimously passed a Natural Gas Well Preparedness and Response Plan at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The plan, which was first presented to the council on Feb. 7 by Fire Chief Don Crowson, calls for a system approach of three elements to be addressed: oversight, inspection, and…