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Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 1st through March 7th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state during the Spring and Summer months. Please take a moment to ‘LIKE’ ReadyForsyth on Facebook to receive the most recently updated information from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management. We also...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

Feb 17, 2015

  The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training at Triad Park on Tuesday, March 17th.       SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / 6:30pm – 9:30 pm Basic SKYWARN 6:30-8:00pm Advanced SKYWARN 8:00-9:30pm Location: Woodland Hall at Triad...

PEART Orientation Training

PEART Orientation Training

Feb 2, 2015

Animals can find themselves in potentially fatal situations unless trained rescue personnel help them during emergencies and disasters. If you are interested in learning how to SAFELY apply rescue techniques and assist emergency personnel when an animal is in need, then you may enjoy volunteer opportunities with PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)....

Forsyth COAD Is Practicing For A Real Disaster

Forsyth COAD Is Practicing For A Real Disaster

Jan 30, 2015

On January 26, 2015, Forsyth COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) participated in a simulated disaster that involved round-table discussions. Community organizations and government agencies simulated actions that would be taken by their respective organizations before, during, and after a severe weather event in Forsyth County. The participants...

RESCHEDULED!! Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

RESCHEDULED!! Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Jan 14, 2015

  Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. The Forsyth County Citizen Corps Council is offering the Community Emergency Response Team 21 -hour Basic Training Course. CERTs are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the...

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Dec 31, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2015! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 30 incidents in 2014, including heavy metal site contamination; weather-related events; a train derailment; illegal dumping; multiple mass casualty transportation incidents; multiple tractor...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

Dec 20, 2014

      Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm – PEART ORIENTATION Registration Required! Register here (you must have an account or create one – It’s FREE) :  NC Emergency Management Training Registration System See flyer for course details & registration information: PEART Orientation Flyer_022815 NCVMB approved 4...

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

Dec 5, 2014

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after emergencies and disasters. Safe and effective animal response requires a coordinated effort AND continuous training on behalf of the volunteers and emergency responders. Starting in 2015, Regional Meetings will be held in March &...

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Dec 1, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits.   “The four back-to-back winter storms we experienced earlier this year are good reminders that North Carolina winters can pack a punch,”...

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Nov 26, 2014

Pets and animals are vulnerable to disasters and emergencies, too! Be sure to include them in your emergency plan. FEMA and Forsyth County Animal Control have great tips to help you plan. Click on the following link for a list of kennels, boarders, motels and hotels that accept pets during emergencies and disasters in the Forsyth County area: Pet Friendly...