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Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Jan 1, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2016! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 27 incidents in 2015. The various types of incidents include weather-related events; illegal dumping of hazardous wastes; multiple transportation incidents; multiple hazardous material spills...

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

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

Nov 20, 2015

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 are...

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Oct 19, 2015

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an...

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Oct 2, 2015

Emergency Management and other public safety partners are asking that citizens stay aware of the weather situation and prepared to protect your family for the system’s impact. Localized flooding, winds and power outages are possible with this storm throughout the weekend, but primarily Friday during the day and night. Know your flood risk and be ready if...

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Oct 2, 2015

  You should know that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Floods can even be in areas with a low risk of flooding. Just because you haven’t had a flood in the past doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk is based on a lot of factors including rainfall, landscape, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, flood...

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

Sep 29, 2015

The NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS), along with emergency response stakeholders across NC, have been preparing for the potential impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which has affected multiple mid-West and Northwestern states. Our best protection from this disease is prevention with bio-security measures....

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Aug 12, 2015

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...

Emergency Sheltering Training Exercise – July 2015

Emergency Sheltering Training Exercise – July 2015

Jun 16, 2015

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and emergency response partners conducted a training exercise on July 25, 2015 at Walkertown High & Middle School. This is a 4-hour, functional exercise tested ESF-6 (Mass Care & Sheltering) and ESF-7 (Animal Response) of Forsyth County’s Emergency Operations Plan. The exercise addressed the...

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

May 22, 2015

  Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes the counties more sustainable and more resilient to various emergencies and disasters, such as winter storms, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, droughts, wildfires, tropical storms, etc. Seven counties,...

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

May 18, 2015

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… North Carolina summers are filled with fresh local produce, popsicles on porches, and water fun at pools and beaches. June kicks off the fun summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, but most hurricanes strike the East and Gulf Coasts...