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It’s Time to Update the Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: Take the Survey

It’s Time to Update the Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: Take the Survey

May 30, 2019

We encourage all of our community stakeholders to provide feedback for hazard mitigation. Your voice is important to producing an effective mitigation plan for our county and region. Please take the survey: Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Survey Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of...

PEART Training Opportunities

PEART Training Opportunities

May 18, 2019

  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 PEART_Training_Checklist...

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Mar 30, 2019

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...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training: March 13

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training: March 13

Jan 19, 2019

If you would like to be a NWS Weather Spotter, come take FREE training Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 PM – 9 PM Lewisville Fire Department, 216 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023 Skywarn is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community by providing the NWS with...

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...

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....

National Preparedness Month 2017

National Preparedness Month 2017

Sep 5, 2017

With school back in session and the peak of hurricane season approaching, Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Emergency Management officials are 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 residents can plan now how...

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...

Forsyth CERT Documents & Information

Forsyth CERT Documents & Information

Jun 24, 2017

Forsyth CERT Promotional Documents & Flyers Forsyth CERT Brochure 2013 Forsyth CERT Description and CERT History   Meetings ForsythCERT_QuarterlyMeetingAgenda_042313 Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Minutes_23April2013   Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Agenda_July2013 Forsyth CERT Quarterly Meeting Notes_23JUL2013   Training Opportunities NC...

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

PEART Meetings, Training & Events

Jan 18, 2017

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after emergencies and disasters. Safe and effective animal response requires a coordinated effort AND continuous training on behalf of the volunteers and emergency responders. Starting in 2015, Regional Meetings will be held in March &...