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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

Jan 16, 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 hazards....

Happy New Year! See our 2018 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See our 2018 Year End Review

Jan 11, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2019! 2018 was a very busy year for us. Take a look at our activities… 2018 Year End Review for WSFC Emergency Management Past Year End Reviews available ….. 2017 Year End Review for WSFC Emergency Management 2016_WSFCEM_YearEndReview 2015 Year End Review for WS...

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...

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. ReadyNC Mobile App ReadyFORSYTH Facebook ReadyFORSYTH...

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...

Suspicious Mail or Packages

Suspicious Mail or Packages

Oct 25, 2018

Know what to do if you encounter a suspicious package. More information can be found at...

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...

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 4 through Saturday March 10, 2018.    With the peak of North Carolina’s severe weather season right around the corner, NOW is the time to prepare!   There are a lot of great resources that you can use to prepare for the severe weather season.  Please take a moment to...

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...