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It Doesn’t Take Much To Drown

It Doesn’t Take Much To Drown

Arlington Parks and Recreations partnered with water safety agencies to perform a drowning simulation at the Allen Bolden Pool in Vandergriff Park. The Arlington Fire Department’s Dive team performed the simulation as an April Pool’s Day event. April Pool’s Day is a national pool safety program that stresses the importance of water safety. Arlington’s event […]

Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

The City of Arlington is proud to announce the Office of Emergency Management recently received a national accreditation. Every year, emergency managers from across the United States evaluate various emergency management centers to see if they comply with 64 standards. Often times, municipalities partner with their respective counties to achieve the accreditation through the Emergency […]

Firefighters Pay it Forward

Firefighters Pay it Forward

The Arlington Fire Department training school will have the AFD flag with them as they run the Cowtown 5K as a team this Saturday. Past recruit classes and other fire departments will join AFD firefighters for the race. Arlington Firefighters Random Acts is an organization that is affiliated with a charity created by dedicated firefighters […]

Arlington Firefighters and Police to Face Off in Annual Grudge Match

Arlington Firefighters and Police to Face Off in Annual Grudge Match

The Arlington Police and Fire Departments will face off in the annual Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on February 22. All proceeds will benefit Random Acts of Kindness, a national organization of firefighters that raises money for the communities they serve. According to Arlington Fire Paramedic Rob Constantine, “the Guns and Hoses charity event […]

AFD/AISD Partnership Wins Statewide Award

AFD/AISD Partnership Wins Statewide Award

Arlington Fire Department and Arlington ISD received a Texas Education Partnership award Tuesday during the Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE) Luncheon and Annual Meeting in Austin. The AFD/AISD Fire Academy was named the TAPE Partnership Gold Award winner in the Partnership Program Innovation category, beating out 65 other nominees. This two-year program, which […]

Stop the Flu In Its Tracks!

Stop the Flu In Its Tracks!

The flu continues to make its way through Texas, with local health officials this week citing more reports of people infected with the virus and warning that area residents are now at risk for infection. That’s why the Arlington Fire Department’s produced a new video featuring several easy-to-follow flu prevention tips.  “With high levels of influenza […]

Firefighters Combine New Tools and Talent to Save Lives

Firefighters Combine New Tools and Talent to Save Lives

The Arlington Fire Department (AFD) has a new weapon in its mission to save lives. What’s more is that it isn’t costing Arlington taxpayers one extra dime in taxes. On the evening of May 22, 2013, firefighters and paramedics responded to a content fire at the house of Willie George, who lives on Melrose Street […]

Arlington Firefighters to be Recognized for Saving Victim Using a Cyanokit

Arlington Firefighters to be Recognized for Saving Victim Using a Cyanokit

Firefighters will be recognized on Wednesday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m. for saving a victim of smoke inhalation using a Cyanokit. On the evening of May 22, 2013 firefighters and paramedics responded to a house fire. The homeowner called 911, saying that he was disabled, his house was on fire and he could not get […]

Daylight-Saving Time Ends Sunday

Daylight-Saving Time Ends Sunday

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries The Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. As temperatures cool, […]

Arlington Resident Death Associated with West Nile Virus

Arlington Resident Death Associated with West Nile Virus

The City of Arlington has been informed by Tarrant County Public Health of Arlington’s first citizen death associated with West Nile Virus (WNV). The individual had underlying medical conditions. The City has been closely monitoring mosquito traps located strategically throughout Arlington since March. City staff, along with vector control contractors, have been surveying for pools […]

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