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2019 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2019 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 1, 2019

The 2019 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 3 through Saturday March 9, 2019.    With the peak of North Carolina’s severe weather season right around the corner, NOW is the time to prepare!   There are a lot of great resources that you can use to prepare for the severe weather season.  Please take a moment to visit the...

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Feb 4, 2019

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 first three...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training: March 13

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training: March 13

Jan 19, 2019

If you would like to be a NWS Weather Spotter, come take FREE training Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 PM – 9 PM Lewisville Fire Department, 216 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023 Skywarn is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community by providing the NWS with...

It’s Time to Update the Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: Take the Survey

It’s Time to Update the Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: Take the Survey

Jan 16, 2019

We encourage all of our community stakeholders to provide feedback for hazard mitigation. Your voice is important to producing an effective mitigation plan for our county and region. Please take the survey: Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Survey Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards....

Happy New Year! See our 2018 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See our 2018 Year End Review

Jan 11, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2019! 2018 was a very busy year for us. Take a look at our activities… 2018 Year End Review for WSFC Emergency Management Past Year End Reviews available ….. 2017 Year End Review for WSFC Emergency Management 2016_WSFCEM_YearEndReview 2015 Year End Review for WS...

EM Introduces New Patch

EM Introduces New Patch

Jan 7, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management introduces its new patch that emphasizes the county’s shape and the Winston-Salem skyline. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management patch The patch incorporates the phases of EM: mitigation, preparedness, response & recovery. It also includes the nationally recognized EM logo with 3 stars...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

Jan 3, 2019

  The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team offers training opportunities throughout the year. Most training is FREE and open to the public. Most training requires registration. See course flyer for details. REGISTRATION SITE FOR ALL TRAINING COURSES PEART_Training_Checklist_2016...

Updated Storm Information on Social Media & Mobile App

Updated Storm Information on Social Media & Mobile App

Dec 7, 2018

The most recent information from local officials can be found at ReadyFORSYTH’s social media and the NC Mobile App.  ...

Forsyth County Officials Encourage Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Forsyth County Officials Encourage Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Nov 30, 2018

Forsyth County – Governor Roy Cooper has declared Dec. 2 – 8 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week and state and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.   “Some areas have already have seen early rounds of winter weather, but we want all residents to be sure they...

Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety

Nov 30, 2018

  Winter storms in Forsyth County can be very deceptive as they create conditions that lead to dangerous and deadly situations; most deaths are unrelated to the actual storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads or of hypothermia from lengthy exposure to cold. Deaths and injuries related to winter weather can be prevented. Everyone should...