You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Suspicious Mail or Packages

Suspicious Mail or Packages

Oct 25, 2018

Know what to do if you encounter a suspicious package. More information can be found at http://about.usps.com/securing-the-mail/mail-security-center.htm...

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...

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 2018 & 2019

FC-IMT Meeting Schedule for 2018 & 2019

May 15, 2018

The Forsyth County IMT meets the Thursday of the second full week of January, April, July and October. Two of the meetings will meet in the AM hours and two of the meetings will meet in the PM hours. Location: Forsyth County Public Safety Center, EOC, 301 N. Church St, Winston-Salem  2018 Schedule July 12  /  10am – 12pm October 18  /  6pm – 8pm December 18/...

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....

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 how...

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...

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 community,”...