Fire Safety Assessment

The DC Office of the Fire Marshal will come to your home to assess for fire safety, and can install free smoke alarms. You only need to email FEMS at or call Sgt Richard Waldbauer at 202-727-0853 to take advantage of this free life-saving service.

Emergency Advice

From Samantha Nolan -
Metropolitan Police Department Citywide Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention Trainer

DC Heat Emergency Information

What to do during a heat advisory including a map of cooling centers in DC.

There is also the DACL Senior StayCool program that will repair or replace window air conditioning unit(s) and inoperable heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) centralized units for income-eligible seniors.

DC Snow Removal

Information & tips on winter weather, including: Safety, Winter shelters, how to sign up for the DC Snow Team to get help with snow shoveling and the senior snow removal exemption.

Knox Boxes

Knox Rapid Access System removes barriers to entry when first responders respond to an emergency call - Read more about them on page 7 of the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of The Village News.

Ready DC

Emergency Planning for Seniors