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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]

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...

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...

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

May 1, 2013

The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training in Forsyth County on Saturday, May 25th.   SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Saturday, May 25th / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building (Auditorium C) 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC...

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Mar 4, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 3rd through March 8th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state. Visit National Weather Service’s new website: Be a Force of Nature. This website is specific to our area in North Carolina and is managed by the Raleigh NWS Office. At this website learn how to “become a force of...

Operation Secret Squirrel Exercise – Dec 2012

Operation Secret Squirrel Exercise – Dec 2012

Jan 25, 2013

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management coordinated a multi-agency exercise in the Union Cross Road/Kernersville area in Dec of 2012. Over 140 participants from local, state and federal agencies came together to practice response operations for a potentially large-scale incident. Local media covered the exercise. Click here for more...

Resolve 2B Ready in 2013

Resolve 2B Ready in 2013

Dec 31, 2012

  In 2013, include technology in your personal emergency plans. Visit Ready.gov/Resolve to learn more about incorporating technology into your plans, such as saving important information to the cloud, using Google docs and using your mobile device to send messages during emergencies.   Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a...

FIGHT THE FLU! Get Your Free Flu Shot

FIGHT THE FLU! Get Your Free Flu Shot

Oct 1, 2012

Fight the Flu! Get Your Free Flu Shot at the Health Department! By Quintana Stewart, Preparedness Coordinator – Forsyth County Department of Public Health   Join the Forsyth County Department of Public Health in their fight against the flu. The department will begin giving FREE flu vaccinations on Monday, October 1st –Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:30am...