You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

May 17, 2018

The State of North Carolina and local emergency agencies coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management. Forsyth County, as a whole, is committed to improving its emergency and disaster planning, response and recovery operations to better protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and the...

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

May 11, 2018

  Summer is sailing towards us and many North Carolinians cannot wait to barbecue in the backyard and spend sun-filled days at the beach or pool. But before you kick back with your toes in the sand, take time to ensure your family is ready for tropical storms.   Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and May 13-19 is Hurricane...

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Apr 24, 2018

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...

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 4 through Saturday March 10, 2018.    With the peak of North Carolina’s severe weather season right around the corner, NOW is the time to prepare!   There are a lot of great resources that you can use to prepare for the severe weather season.  Please take a moment to...

How To Get Involved With PEART

How To Get Involved With PEART

Jan 29, 2018

If you would like to volunteer your time to assist animals in emergencies and disasters, you need to join PEART! In order to provide safe and effective services for animals and their caretakers in this community, PEART requires its members to fill out and sign various documents upon joining. Those documents and other important materials are provided below....

Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety

Dec 4, 2017

  Winter storms in Forsyth County can be very deceptive as they create conditions that lead to dangerous and deadly situations; most deaths are unrelated to the actual storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads or of hypothermia from lengthy exposure to cold. Deaths and injuries related to winter weather can be prevented. Everyone should...

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

Jun 30, 2017

ARES, or Amateur Radio Emergency Services, is the function of the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Organization which coordinates ham radio responses as communicators in disaster situations and public service events. Local ARES units are formed at the county level led by an appointed volunteer Emergency Coordinator. A ham radio license is required for ARES...

Hurricane Prep 2017

Hurricane Prep 2017

May 9, 2017

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… FORSYTH, N.C. – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November. “It only takes one tropical storm to cause major damage to your home and your...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

Jan 18, 2017

    The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team offers training opportunities throughout the year. Most training is FREE and open to the public. Most training requires registration. See course flyer for details. REGISTRATION SITE FOR ALL TRAINING COURSES Saturday, February 10, 2018     8:30 – 12:30     PEART Orientation  FLYER_PEART...

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

Nov 20, 2015

This video, produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is the FBI's recommendations for civilian response, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing. Civilians are...