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Published on September 06, 2016
Recognized as a "model for the nation" in its response to the terror attack on the Pentagon, Arlington's public safety teams have never stopped learning.
Today County staff and crews continue to refine and expand their vital set of skills. As a result, Arlington is better prepared than ever for any sort of emergency.
Over the past 15 years, County preparedness has advanced through:
September is National Preparedness Month but any day of the year is the right time to review or improve your family's plan of action in the event of an emergency.
On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, Arlington's Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission will host moderator Doug Kammerer of NBC4, Deputy County Manager James Schwartz and retired Maj. Gen. James Jackson for a discussion of the events and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Courthouse Plaza, Arlington County will hold an official wreath-laying marking 15 years since the 2001 terror attacks.