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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...

PEART Orientation Training

PEART Orientation Training

Feb 2, 2015

Animals can find themselves in potentially fatal situations unless trained rescue personnel help them during emergencies and disasters. If you are interested in learning how to SAFELY apply rescue techniques and assist emergency personnel when an animal is in need, then you may enjoy volunteer opportunities with PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)....

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...

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...

Hazardous Materials Preparedness

Hazardous Materials Preparedness

Jul 25, 2014

                                           Chemicals and hazardous materials are a part of our every day lives. To ensure the utmost preservation to life, property and the environment, emergencies that involve hazardous materials require trust, coordination and cooperation among responders. Forsyth County emergency response agencies and...

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...

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...