Office of Emergency Management

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Real-time safety information and emergency alerts via email, mobile phone or smart phone.


Text-to-911 - Coming Soon

In an emergency, we always want you to call 9-1-1, but for those instances when you’re unable to call, Arlington County plans to offer a text-to-911 capability in 2016. Learn more.

About the Office

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OEM's mission is to provide the highest level of emergency preparedness for the residents and visitors of Arlington.

Critical service areas of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) include  emergency preparedness, including public involvement, integrated training and protocols, and day-to-day operation of the Emergency Communications Center.

OEM's purpose is to integrate and appropriately staff emergency management policy and program development, emergency preparedness planning and emergency communications.

Meet OEM Director Jack Brown.