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FREE Advanced Weather Spotter Training – March 2012

FREE Advanced Weather Spotter Training – March 2012

Jan 31, 2012

The National Weather Service will present the Advanced SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training in Winston-Salem on March 6th, 2012. The class is designed to help students better understand the meteorology and dynamics behind all types of severe weather. The class will provide insight into the thunderstorm spectrum and describe how and why different types of...

CERT Course Offered – Fall 2011

CERT Course Offered – Fall 2011

Sep 27, 2011

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 (CERT) 21-hour Basic Training Course.  CERTs are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first...

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Aug 15, 2011

The Second Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Brookstown Inn (200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem). Topics will include: Management of Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Sexual Abuse in Children Management of Snake Bites in Children Rehabilitation Needs of Burned Children...

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Aug 15, 2011

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for Americans 65 and older. More than 18,000 older Americans die every year because of a fall and the rate has risen dramatically over the last 10 years. Two “Stand Tall, Don’t Fall” fall prevention awareness events will take place on Friday, September 23   HIGH POINT EVENT Millis Regional Health...

Forsyth County CERTs Promote Preparedness

Forsyth County CERTs Promote Preparedness

Jul 26, 2011

A preparedness event kick-started by the County-wide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will take place Saturday, September 17th 2011, from 10am until 6pm, at the central kiosk in Hanes Mall’s Food Court. To promote National Preparedness Month, the County-wide CERT, along with other Forsyth County CERT representatives, will distribute...

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Apr 13, 2011

Arson Awareness Week is May 1st – May 7th, 2011, the theme: “Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson.” Winston-Salem Fire Department is partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management, Safe Communities/Safe Kids, Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to hold an hour-long event on May...

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Apr 4, 2011

The Emergency Management Department is excited to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a MAJOR EXERCISE that will be held in the Lewisville-Clemmons area. The exercise will occur on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Local response and volunteer agencies will be involved. As we recall the history of events that have affected the triad area...

Forsyth County’s CERT Training Prepares You For When Disaster Strikes

Forsyth County’s CERT Training Prepares You For When Disaster Strikes

Feb 2, 2011

Become trained in community emergency response, and be prepared to respond after a natural or “man-made” disaster strikes. Forsyth County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates are trained to take care of themselves first and then help others in their communities for up to the first three days following incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes,...

National Burn Awareness Week – February 6-12

National Burn Awareness Week – February 6-12

Jan 21, 2011

In the United States there are 2.4 million burn injuries a year, 75,000 are treated in the hospital and over 8000 will die. One million survivors will live with disabilities due to scarring and contractures. Did you know that each year over 500 children under 14 die due to fire and burn related injury and 116,000 are treated for fire/burn injuries. Children...

Kernersville Fire/Rescue Will Host SKYWARN (Weather Spotter) Classes In March

Kernersville Fire/Rescue Will Host SKYWARN (Weather Spotter) Classes In March

Jan 20, 2011

Join other weather enthusiasts from all over the Triad as they learn to identify severe weather patterns and report their findings to the National Weather Service. A SKYWARN class, also referred to as a Weather Spotter class, is a valuable educational opportunity that trains citizens to become Weather Spotters. The National Weather Service often uses Weather...