You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Oct 17, 2018

The State of North Carolina and local emergency agencies coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management. Forsyth County, as a whole, is committed to improving its emergency and disaster planning, response and recovery operations to better protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and the...

SEPTEMBER: National Preparedness Month 2018

SEPTEMBER: National Preparedness Month 2018

Aug 30, 2018

FORSYTH COUNTY – With school back in session and the peak of hurricane season approaching, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management is 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...

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

May 20, 2018

  Summer is sailing towards us and many North Carolinians cannot wait to barbecue in the backyard and spend sun-filled days at the beach or pool. But before you kick back with your toes in the sand, take time to ensure your family is ready for tropical storms.   Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and May 13-19 is Hurricane...

FC-IMT Steering Committee

FC-IMT Steering Committee

May 17, 2018

The Steering Committee (SC) of the Forsyth County Incident Management Team is composed of IMT members with a passion for leading and building the team. All SC members are volunteers with extensive incident command experience, dedicating their time and efforts to problem solving and interacting with community leaders to promote team activities. The SC meets...

Interested in Being Part of a Great Team?

Interested in Being Part of a Great Team?

May 15, 2018

We have training requirements and an application process that includes a background check. Application packets are reviewed by the FC-IMT Steering Committee before the four general meetings. See this link for meeting dates. Packets must be sent to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management one week prior to the general meeting.  ...

FC-IMT Meeting Schedule for 2019 & 2020

FC-IMT Meeting Schedule for 2019 & 2020

May 15, 2018

The Forsyth County IMT meets the Thursday of the second full week of January, April, July and October. Location: Forsyth County Public Safety Center, EOC, 301 N. Church St, Winston-Salem, unless otherwise noted.  2019 Schedule January 17  /  10am – 12pm April 18 May 14 /  6pm – 8pm August 27 / 10am – 12pm November 14 / 10:30am – 12:30pm, Location...

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 4 through Saturday March 10, 2018.    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...

How To Get Involved With PEART

How To Get Involved With PEART

Jan 29, 2018

If you would like to volunteer your time to assist animals in emergencies and disasters, you need to join PEART! In order to provide safe and effective services for animals and their caretakers in this community, PEART requires its members to fill out and sign various documents upon joining. Those documents and other important materials are provided below....