You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Interested in Being Part of a Great Team?

Interested in Being Part of a Great Team?

Aug 13, 2019

We have training requirements and an application process that includes a background check. Application packets are reviewed by the FC-IMT Steering Committee before the four general meetings. See this link for meeting dates. Packets must be sent to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management (oem@cityofws.org) at least one week prior to the...

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

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

Aug 9, 2019

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...

Those Who Prepare Better Will Fare Better

Those Who Prepare Better Will Fare Better

Apr 24, 2019

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 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week, a...

EM Introduces New Patch

EM Introduces New Patch

Jan 7, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management introduces its new patch that emphasizes the county’s shape and the Winston-Salem skyline. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management patch The patch incorporates the phases of EM: mitigation, preparedness, response & recovery. It also includes the nationally recognized EM logo with 3 stars...

Updated Storm Information on Social Media & Mobile App

Updated Storm Information on Social Media & Mobile App

Dec 7, 2018

The most recent information from local officials can be found at ReadyFORSYTH’s social media and the NC Mobile App.  ...

Forsyth County Officials Encourage Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Forsyth County Officials Encourage Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Nov 30, 2018

Forsyth County – Governor Roy Cooper has declared Dec. 2 – 8 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week and state and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.   “Some areas have already have seen early rounds of winter weather, but we want all residents to be sure they...

Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety

Nov 30, 2018

  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...

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Forsyth County’s Incident Management Team

Oct 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...

SEPTEMBER: National Preparedness Month 2018

SEPTEMBER: National Preparedness Month 2018

Aug 30, 2018

FORSYTH COUNTY – With school back in session and the peak of hurricane season approaching, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update emergency supplies kits. “You cannot predict when weather-related or man-made emergencies will occur, but...

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

May 20, 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...