You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Basic CERT Training in Kernersville

Basic CERT Training in Kernersville

Jul 10, 2014

  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...

July 19 – Basic Large Animal Rescue Training

July 19 – Basic Large Animal Rescue Training

Jul 7, 2014

          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...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Jul 3, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and the Forsyth County Citizens Corps Council wishes everyone a safe and happy July 4th holiday! SAFETY INFORMATION for you and your family…….. Fireworks safety, summer safety and fun facts about July 4th  Don’t forget to keep your pets safe and protected on July 4th: Top Ten Fourth of July...

Hurricane Season 2014

Hurricane Season 2014

May 16, 2014

Even in Central North Carolina, we are susceptible to tropical systems. Tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes can dump many inches of rain on Forsyth County in a matter of hours, causing flooding of streams, streets, homes and businesses. High winds and tornadoes can be expected with such systems. Don’t wait until a storm is approaching to...

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...

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

Feb 18, 2014

Citizens of Forsyth County, we need your help! The Counties of Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin are about to begin a planning process that will help our communities become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us! In the upcoming months, the Counties, along with participating...

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...

#Prepared2014

#Prepared2014

Dec 26, 2013

This year’s Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on ‘Family Connection’ to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a...

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...

You’re INVITED to PEART’s Meet N’ Greet

You’re INVITED to PEART’s Meet N’ Greet

Dec 5, 2013

PE ART is reaching out to the community for help. The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team invites you and other animal lovers to come learn how to assist animals during emergencies and disasters. PE ART is hosting an informal Meet N’ Greet where attendees will learn the purpose of PE ART and meet its active members. Come out and enjoy some sweets and...