You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Jun 16, 2017

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...

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Nov 6, 2015

Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes 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 (Forsyth,...

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Nov 26, 2014

Pets and animals are vulnerable to disasters and emergencies, too! Be sure to include them in your emergency plan. FEMA and Forsyth County Animal Control have great tips to help you plan. Click on the following link for a list of kennels, boarders, motels and hotels that accept pets during emergencies and disasters in the Forsyth County area: Pet Friendly...

Exercise at Smith Reynolds Airport – Saturday, Nov 9th

Exercise at Smith Reynolds Airport – Saturday, Nov 9th

Nov 13, 2013

Multiple Forsyth County agencies and organizations participated in the annual Smith Reynolds Airport drill on Saturday, November 9th, in Winston-Salem. Emergency responders and partnering organizations practiced response operations for an aircraft emergency. Volunteers from across the area participated as victims of an airplane crash to simulate a more...

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

Jun 1, 2013

          Emergency planning and preparedness is essential for all individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies. We encourage you to use the guides below as tools to increase your level of preparedness. BE READY! Winston-Salem Forsyth County Preparing Makes Sense – Booklet Preparing – Ready America Preparing Brochure...

IT’S COMING!! … Get Your Zombie Face On!

IT’S COMING!! … Get Your Zombie Face On!

Mar 21, 2013

APRIL 27TH, 2013…..Get your zombie face on! This family event is designed to promote emergency, disaster and zombie apocalypse preparedness. Many agencies, organizations and emergency management partners will participate in this event to encourage community safety and preparedness. You do not have to participate in race activities to view the emergency...

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...

Pledge to Prepare

Pledge to Prepare

Sep 4, 2012

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes,...

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Mar 8, 2012

Flooding is a coast to coast threat within the United States during all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Be sure you know the risks associated with flooding and how to prepare for them. The...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...