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Be Ready

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Just this year, North Carolina dealt with back-to-back snow and ice...

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PE ART - Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team

PEART Orientation Training 2016

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

Animals can find themselves in potentially fatal situations unless trained rescue personnel help them during emergencies and disasters. If you are interested in learning how to...

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Publications

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013

          Emergency planning and preparedness is essential for all individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies. We encourage you to use the guides...

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Forsyth CERT

Basic CERT Training in Rural Hall

Posted by on 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...

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Recent Posts

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Oct 19, 2015

During disasters, local emergency responders may be overwhelmed by urgent rescue and medical needs within the community; therefore citizens must accept the responsibility for their own safety and survival. All personal preparations and plans for emergency situations that may affect you and your family should be designed so that they provide the necessities for...

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....