Arlington Has Two Emergency Response Trailers To Help With Debris Cleanup

Andrew Greenstein
April 12, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Arlington Debris Cleanup

City of Arlington


ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - With severe storms headed to North Texas tomorrow, one city is prepared to quickly clear the streets of debris.

The City of Arlington has two emergency response trailers that can be deployed to clear debris from roads, sidewalks, channels or drainage systems.

"If a tree falls down, our guys will go out, and we'll take a chain saw, and we'll clear the road," says Richard Carmichael, field operations manager of the Arlington Public Works Department. "We'll cut it to the back of the curb; or if there's a sidewalk involved, we'll clear the sidewalk so pedestrians can get by."

The two trailers are strategically stationed.

"One located on Main St.; one located at Southwest Green Oaks -- one north, one south -- to help us with our response times," says Carmichael. "Depending on where the activity is, we can be there in 10 or 15 minutes."

Each trailer has all the equipment needed to clear debris.

"Each trailer has four chain saws (and) two pole saws," says Carmichael, "and we have a generator, water pump, various hand tools, barricades, cones -- everything we need to get the job done."