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We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

Feb 18, 2014

Citizens of Forsyth County, we need your help! The Counties of Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin are about to begin a planning process that will help our communities become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us! In the upcoming months, the Counties, along with participating...

February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

Feb 13, 2014

Although Winter Storm Pax had a crippling effect on Forsyth County and most of North Carolina, emergency responders continuously provided emergency services to their communities. Many essential local services continued, enabling our community to slowly, but surely, surface from the mounted wintry precipitation. Ice Accumulation Totals for Winter Storm Pax,...

Forsyth County Offices Closed Today – Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014

Forsyth County Offices Closed Today – Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014

Feb 13, 2014

The administrative offices of the Forsyth County government will be closed today, February 13, 2014. [Translate]

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...

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...

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...

Students Preparing Their Communities

Students Preparing Their Communities

Sep 13, 2013

Students from across Forsyth County are teaming up to help their communities become better prepared for emergencies and disasters. Their 2013 annual robotics project focuses on “Nature’s Fury”. What a great way to encourage younger and older generations to prepare for disasters! The FIRST LEGO® League is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year...

Piedmont Natural Gas Offers Training for Natural Gas Emergencies

Piedmont Natural Gas Offers Training for Natural Gas Emergencies

Jul 5, 2013

  First responders, colleges, universities, schools and medical facilities can learn what to do during natural gas emergencies from Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG). PNG can conduct a training session at your facility. You will learn what to expect from Piedmont Natural Gas and what you can do to help in case of a natural gas emergency. Be prepared! Please contact...

ReadyNC – Another Resource

ReadyNC – Another Resource

Jul 5, 2013

  Have you seen the new website launched by North Carolina Emergency Management and North Carolina Citizen Corps? It’s called ReadyNC. Much like ReadyFORSYTH, ReadyNC provides emergency and disaster information and related social media for North Carolina. Take a look at this website and become familiar with the tools and resources that...

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

Jun 1, 2013

          Emergency planning and preparedness is essential for all individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies. We encourage you to use the guides below as tools to increase your level of preparedness. BE READY! Winston-Salem Forsyth County Preparing Makes Sense – Booklet Preparing – Ready America Preparing Brochure...