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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...

You’re INVITED to PEART’s Meet N’ Greet

You’re INVITED to PEART’s Meet N’ Greet

Dec 5, 2013

PE ART is reaching out to the community for help. The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team invites you and other animal lovers to come learn how to assist animals during emergencies and disasters. PE ART is hosting an informal Meet N’ Greet where attendees will learn the purpose of PE ART and meet its active members. Come out and enjoy some sweets and...

Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nov 7, 2011

The Emergency Alert System test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed. Make sure that you and your family receive the test warning and that everyone knows what to do if you received a true warning message. This is a great time to...

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Aug 15, 2011

The Second Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Brookstown Inn (200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem). Topics will include: Management of Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Sexual Abuse in Children Management of Snake Bites in Children Rehabilitation Needs of Burned...

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Aug 15, 2011

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for Americans 65 and older. More than 18,000 older Americans die every year because of a fall and the rate has risen dramatically over the last 10 years. Two “Stand Tall, Don’t Fall” fall prevention awareness events will take place on Friday, September 23   HIGH POINT EVENT Millis Regional...

Forsyth County CERTs Promote Preparedness

Forsyth County CERTs Promote Preparedness

Jul 26, 2011

A preparedness event kick-started by the County-wide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will take place Saturday, September 17th 2011, from 10am until 6pm, at the central kiosk in Hanes Mall’s Food Court. To promote National Preparedness Month, the County-wide CERT, along with other Forsyth County CERT representatives, will distribute...

ReadyFORSYTH Goes Mobile

ReadyFORSYTH Goes Mobile

Jun 29, 2011

Now there is a mobile web application for ReadyFORSYTH, so that you may access ReadyFORSYTH’s Mobile Theme via your mobile device.   ReadyFORSYTH's Mobile Theme The ReadyFORSYTH website is packed with information, but certain information is needed in a flash when you are on the go. The following information is included in the mobile version of...

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

Apr 20, 2011

TWENTY-EIGHT tornadoes cut paths across North Carolina on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. This number exceeds the number of tornadoes that caused destruction across the state in 1984 (click here for a summary on the 1984 event). This makes this event the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history with respect to shear number of tornadoes as well as the...

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Apr 13, 2011

Arson Awareness Week is May 1st – May 7th, 2011, the theme: “Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson.” Winston-Salem Fire Department is partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management, Safe Communities/Safe Kids, Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to hold an hour-long event on May...

Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Oct 1, 2010

(NWS Image of Estimated NC Rainfall for TS Nicole) Tropical Storm Nicole caused major flooding in Eastern portions of North Carolina. Emergency management officials, emergency response agencies and volunteers are tending to recovery efforts. NC Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety More information about...