Education is the first step to ensuring safety.
Disaster Prevention Education includes actions people take to ensure a disaster does not happen.
Disaster Preparedness Education includes actions people take to lessen the damaging effects of a disaster.
Personal Prevention & Preparedness
There are several things every person can do to prevent or alter the impact of an emergency situation.
Creating a Personal Response Plan for yourself and others who live with you.
Purchasing a NOAA Weather Alert Radio and keeping it on all the time.
Putting together Disaster Home, Car and Go Supply Kits.
Many organizations have produced valuable documents on what people should know and do to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters.
Register for Arlington Alert
This is Arlington County's most effective way to receive emergency information.
Attend a Presentation
Government, non-profit and private organizations are continually offering presentations to help educate people.
Request a Presentation
You can request that a trained professional come to speak to your business or community group.
Create a Business/Community Group Response Plan
Every location where people gather should create plans to avoid emergencies and to ensure the safety of those who may be at those locations when a disaster strikes.
Learn about what you may hear during an emergency if you are out and about Arlington County.