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CANCELED!! – Basic CERT Training in Lewisville

CANCELED!! – Basic CERT Training in Lewisville

May 4, 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...

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...

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Dec 31, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2015! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 30 incidents in 2014, including heavy metal site contamination; weather-related events; a train derailment; illegal dumping; multiple mass casualty transportation incidents; multiple tractor...

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...

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...