You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Jun 16, 2017

During disasters, local emergency responders may be overwhelmed by urgent rescue and medical needs within the community; therefore citizens must accept the responsibility for their own safety and survival. All personal preparations and plans for emergency situations that may affect you and your family should be designed so that they provide the necessities for...

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. Ropes, Knots & Mechanical Advantage for LAR Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm Lewisville Fire Department, 9420 Shallowford Rd,...

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Sep 22, 2016

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...

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...

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

Sep 29, 2015

The NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS), along with emergency response stakeholders across NC, have been preparing for the potential impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which has affected multiple mid-West and Northwestern states. Our best protection from this disease is prevention with bio-security measures....

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Aug 31, 2015

September is North Carolina Preparedness Month There are many weather-related emergencies that impact Forsyth County throughout the year from severe thunder storms, to lightning, tornadoes, flooding, or ice and snow storms that cause dangerous driving conditions.  This time of year also is prime season for hurricanes which, at some point, have impacted every...

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

May 22, 2015

  Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes the counties more sustainable and more resilient to various emergencies and disasters, such as winter storms, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, droughts, wildfires, tropical storms, etc. Seven counties,...

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

May 18, 2015

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… North Carolina summers are filled with fresh local produce, popsicles on porches, and water fun at pools and beaches. June kicks off the fun summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, but most hurricanes strike the East and Gulf Coasts...