You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

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

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

May 1, 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...

2019 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2019 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 1, 2019

The 2019 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 3 through Saturday March 9, 2019.    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 visit the...

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 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.  ...

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 http://about.usps.com/securing-the-mail/mail-security-center.htm...

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...