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Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Jan 1, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2016! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 27 incidents in 2015. The various types of incidents include weather-related events; illegal dumping of hazardous wastes; multiple transportation incidents; multiple hazardous material spills...

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Nov 23, 2015

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Just this year, North Carolina dealt with back-to-back snow and ice storms that downed trees and power lines, closed schools, and caused numerous traffic accidents. Our state also has seen heavy winter rains, flooding and even tornadoes. With the...

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Aug 12, 2015

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...

Emergency Sheltering Training Exercise – July 2015

Emergency Sheltering Training Exercise – July 2015

Jun 16, 2015

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and emergency response partners conducted a training exercise on July 25, 2015 at Walkertown High & Middle School. This is a 4-hour, functional exercise tested ESF-6 (Mass Care & Sheltering) and ESF-7 (Animal Response) of Forsyth County’s Emergency Operations Plan. The exercise addressed the...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 1st through March 7th. 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...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

Feb 17, 2015

  The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training at Triad Park on Tuesday, March 17th.       SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / 6:30pm – 9:30 pm Basic SKYWARN 6:30-8:00pm Advanced SKYWARN 8:00-9:30pm Location: Woodland Hall at Triad...

Forsyth COAD Is Practicing For A Real Disaster

Forsyth COAD Is Practicing For A Real Disaster

Jan 30, 2015

On January 26, 2015, Forsyth COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) participated in a simulated disaster that involved round-table discussions. Community organizations and government agencies simulated actions that would be taken by their respective organizations before, during, and after a severe weather event in Forsyth County. The participants...

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...