Office of Emergency Management
Text-to-9-1-1 is intended for three emergency scenarios:
- An individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing or has a speech disability;
- Someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1;
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
ONLY text 9-1-1 in an emergency.
About the Office
OEM’s mission is to coordinate emergency preparedness and response capabilities, resources and outreach for the Arlington community.
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.