You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Basic CERT Training in Kernersville

Basic CERT Training in Kernersville

Jul 10, 2014

  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...

July 19 – Basic Large Animal Rescue Training

July 19 – Basic Large Animal Rescue Training

Jul 7, 2014

          Large animals, such as cows and horses, can find themselves in potentially fatal situations unless trained rescue personnel help them escape. If you are interested in learning how to SAFELY apply rescue techniques and assist emergency personnel when an animal is in need, you are welcome to join us. Space is limited and...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Jul 3, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and the Forsyth County Citizens Corps Council wishes everyone a safe and happy July 4th holiday! SAFETY INFORMATION for you and your family…….. Fireworks safety, summer safety and fun facts about July 4th  Don’t forget to keep your pets safe and protected on July 4th: Top Ten Fourth of July...

PEART Orientation Training

PEART Orientation Training

Jun 4, 2014

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)....

Hurricane Season 2014

Hurricane Season 2014

May 16, 2014

Even in Central North Carolina, we are susceptible to tropical systems. Tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes can dump many inches of rain on Forsyth County in a matter of hours, causing flooding of streams, streets, homes and businesses. High winds and tornadoes can be expected with such systems. Don’t wait until a storm is approaching to...

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Feb 27, 2014

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 2-8, 2014. The goal of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to inform the public about severe weather hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to prepare and take action. These actions can be used to save lives anywhere – at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes and...

February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

Feb 13, 2014

Although Winter Storm Pax had a crippling effect on Forsyth County and most of North Carolina, emergency responders continuously provided emergency services to their communities. Many essential local services continued, enabling our community to slowly, but surely, surface from the mounted wintry precipitation. Ice Accumulation Totals for Winter Storm Pax,...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

Feb 7, 2014

    Download and Print our 2014 Training Schedule: 2014 PEART Training Schedule   Saturday, February 22nd, 9am-3pm – ROPES, KNOTS & MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE SYSTEMS FOR LAR (LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE) Registration Required! Register here (you must have an account or create one – It’s FREE) :  NC Emergency Management Training...

2013 Year End Review – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management

2013 Year End Review – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management

Jan 30, 2014

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 45 incidents in 2013, including an aircraft crash; an apartment fire with multiple displacements; a mass casualty transportation incident; tractor trailer wrecks; severe weather damage; a suspicious powder call; and multiple hazardous material spills.  Take a look at our 2013 Year...

#Prepared2014

#Prepared2014

Dec 26, 2013

This year’s Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on ‘Family Connection’ to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a...