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Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Dec 1, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits.   “The four back-to-back winter storms we experienced earlier this year are good reminders that North Carolina winters can pack a punch,”...

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Oct 3, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and its partnering agencies and organizations were invited to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for a week of training and exercise. More than 70 members of the emergency response community attended, including emergency...

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,...

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...

Forsyth County HazMat Exercise Tests Regional Response Capabilities

Forsyth County HazMat Exercise Tests Regional Response Capabilities

Dec 18, 2013

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management coordinated a regional emergency response exercise on Thursday, December 12th, 2013. The exercise focused on helping local, regional and state public safety agencies and responders better understand how they can respond to a large scale hazardous materials incident and other types of emergencies. Link to...

Exercise at Smith Reynolds Airport – Saturday, Nov 9th

Exercise at Smith Reynolds Airport – Saturday, Nov 9th

Nov 13, 2013

Multiple Forsyth County agencies and organizations participated in the annual Smith Reynolds Airport drill on Saturday, November 9th, in Winston-Salem. Emergency responders and partnering organizations practiced response operations for an aircraft emergency. Volunteers from across the area participated as victims of an airplane crash to simulate a more...

Safe & Successful Large Animal Rescue Training – Nov 10th

Safe & Successful Large Animal Rescue Training – Nov 10th

Nov 13, 2013

  The Basic Rigging for Large Animal Rescue training held at Holmestead Farm in Germanton, NC on Sunday, November 10th was safe and successful! There were participants from across the region, some from Virginia, all with various backgrounds, that worked hard throughout the day to learn and share ideas about large animal rescue. Special thanks to our...

CAMET & Emergency Pet Sheltering Training

CAMET & Emergency Pet Sheltering Training

Oct 15, 2013

PEART and North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services are offering two FREE training sessions on the operation of a CAMET (Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailer) and emergency pet sheltering. Both sessions will take place in December of 2013. Would you like to volunteer your time to assist animals during emergencies and disasters? This...

NOV 10th – Basic Rigging for Large Animal Rescue Training

NOV 10th – Basic Rigging for Large Animal Rescue Training

Aug 8, 2013

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 participants must register. See flyer...