The Arlington County Fire Department has an important message for all residents to help keep everyone safe this winter.
We'll have those safety tips from the Arlington County Fire Department later in our program. but first, Arlington has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world for 2014 by the Intelligent Community Forum. Arlington is one of only two communities in the United States to achieve this honor. We were cited for the construction of our own fiber-optic network and for encouraging economic growth in the Metro corridors while preserving neighborhoods, parks and open space. To learn more about how Arlington achieved this honor, visit intelligentcommunity.org.
And speaking of forward thinking, The County Board recently approved a plan to replace the Blue Goose, a 1960s style building that has graced the corner of Glebe Road and Fairfax Drive for over 50 years, with two, more energy efficient buildings. The development will allow Marymount University to maintain and expand its presence in Ballston, while adding apartments, ground floor retail and a public plaza. Several elements of the Blue Goose will be incorporated into the new buildings, including a blue panel design at its base, and a horizontal blue glass band, To learn more about the project and it's design, visit the county webpage and search, blue goose.
There were close to 50 carbon monoxide incidents in Arlington last year, as well as several fires related to improper disposal of embers. The Fire Department wants you to know steps you can take to stay safe. Take a look.
Remember, If the carbon monoxide alarm in your home sounds, immediately move to fresh air and call 9-1-1. Its important to make sure your alarms are UL tested, and inspected every year. For more fire safety tips, visit arlingtonva.us/fire.
February is African American History Month. There will be events all around the County celebrating African American heritage. To find what is happening in your community, and how you can partake in the various events, visit the county website and search feel the heritage.
Well, that's it for another week. Thanks for watching! And we'll see you Around Arlington.