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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...

How To Get Involved With PEART

How To Get Involved With PEART

Sep 9, 2014

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 material are provided below. You...

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...

#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...

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...