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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...

Basic Rigging for Large Animal Rescue Training

Basic Rigging for Large Animal Rescue Training

Jul 5, 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 for...

Piedmont Natural Gas Offers Training for Natural Gas Emergencies

Piedmont Natural Gas Offers Training for Natural Gas Emergencies

Jul 5, 2013

  First responders, colleges, universities, schools and medical facilities can learn what to do during natural gas emergencies from Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG). PNG can conduct a training session at your facility. You will learn what to expect from Piedmont Natural Gas and what you can do to help in case of a natural gas emergency. Be prepared! Please contact...

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) training – May 2013

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) training – May 2013

May 17, 2013

The TLAER Operations training in Hamptonville, NC, at Dusty Horses Farm, was very successful! Emergency responders, volunteers, veterinarians and vet techs were trained to respond to large animal emergencies of all types. The training was coordinated by PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team), hosted by H.E.R.O. and partially funded by a generous grant...

TLAER Operations Course – May 6-8, 2013

TLAER Operations Course – May 6-8, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

February 2013 TLAER Awareness. Photo courtesy of Georgia Taylor, DVM TLAER – Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue With funding assistance from The Winston-Salem Foundation and grant management assistance from H.E.R.O., PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team) is proud to present the Operations level of  Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue...

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Mar 4, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 3rd through March 8th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state. Visit National Weather Service’s new website: Be a Force of Nature. This website is specific to our area in North Carolina and is managed by the Raleigh NWS Office. At this website learn how to “become a force of...