Category Archives: Public Safety

Free Residential Safety Surveys

Did you know that you can contact the City of Arlington Crime Prevention Unit to have a residential safety survey completed for free?A Crime Prevention Officer will come out to your location and provide you with suggestions on how to make your home safer. You can also check with your homeowner’s insurance company to…

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…

Recipients Honored at Police Award Ceremony

Each year, the Arlington Police Department hosts an awards ceremony to recognize the dedication and impressive work of employees. Public safety is at the core of the department’s mission, and these honored employees were recognized Thursday during a ceremony for their continuing efforts toward that goal.  At the lunchtime celebration, a…

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 11

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday on March 11.  Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall.  It also means it’s time to not only change your clock but your smoke detector batteries.“Smoke detectors help save lives,” said Stephen Lea, assistant fire marshal. “We suggest making…

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…