You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Oct 1, 2017

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...

National Preparedness Month 2017

National Preparedness Month 2017

Sep 5, 2017

With school back in session and the peak of hurricane season approaching, Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update emergency supplies kits. “You cannot predict when weather-related or man-made emergencies will occur, but residents can plan now...

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

Jun 30, 2017

ARES, or Amateur Radio Emergency Services, is the function of the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Organization which coordinates ham radio responses as communicators in disaster situations and public service events. Local ARES units are formed at the county level led by an appointed volunteer Emergency Coordinator. A ham radio license is required for ARES...

Forsyth CERT Documents & Information

Forsyth CERT Documents & Information

Jun 24, 2017

Forsyth CERT Promotional Documents & Flyers Forsyth CERT Brochure 2013 Forsyth CERT Description and CERT History   Meetings ForsythCERT_QuarterlyMeetingAgenda_042313 Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Minutes_23April2013   Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Agenda_July2013 Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Notes_23JUL2013   Training Opportunities NC...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Jun 16, 2017

During disasters, local emergency responders may be overwhelmed by urgent rescue and medical needs within the community; therefore citizens must accept the responsibility for their own safety and survival. All personal preparations and plans for emergency situations that may affect you and your family should be designed so that they provide the necessities for...

Hurricane Prep 2017

Hurricane Prep 2017

May 9, 2017

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… FORSYTH, N.C. – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November. “It only takes one tropical storm to cause major damage to your home and your...

2017 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

2017 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Feb 21, 2017

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in NC is March 5 through March 11, 2017. 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...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

Jan 18, 2017

    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. Ropes, Knots & Mechanical Advantage for LAR Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm Lewisville Fire Department, 9420 Shallowford Rd,...

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

Jan 18, 2017

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 &...

Happy New Year! See our 2016 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See our 2016 Year End Review

Dec 30, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2017! Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management activities in 2016 include: emergency incidents; disaster deployments; exercise participation; training participation; training, events & exercise coordination; grant management & execution; emergency &...