To prepare and promote the community’s ability to prepare for and to take mitigation measures against, an emergency/disaster. Provide public education and training.


To prepare City, School District and Hospital employees to handle an emergency/disaster at home and in the workplace, so they can respond to the City’s needs when disaster strikes.


  • To revise, implement and test the City of Arlington Emergency Operations Plan.
  • To strengthen City departments, the School District and Hospitals ability to respond to and recover from an emergency/disaster.
  • To prepare, acquire and maintain systems, supplies and other logistical items to support Emergency/Disaster response and recovery.


To prepare and coordinate with external agencies and organizations to assist the City in its preparedness efforts, mitigation measures, disaster response and recovery.