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Foothills Iron Horse Exercise in Rural Hall

Foothills Iron Horse Exercise in Rural Hall

Aug 16, 2016

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 multiple local emergency response agencies will be participating in an all-day exercise at the Gulf & Ohio Rail Yard, formerly Yadkin Valley, in Rural Hall, NC. Participants will also include other agencies from across North Carolina. The North Carolina National Guard, including their Civil Support Team, will also be a...

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...

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Oct 3, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and its partnering agencies and organizations were invited to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for a week of training and exercise. More than 70 members of the emergency response community attended, including emergency...

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...

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...

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...

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Sep 9, 2011

On April 30th, 2011, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management conducted a county-wide disaster exercise (drill) that involved emergency response agencies and organizations across the county. Simulated injuries were applied to volunteers with make-up (moulage) to produce a more realistic scene for emergency responders. The City of Winston-Salem...

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Apr 4, 2011

The Emergency Management Department is excited to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a MAJOR EXERCISE that will be held in the Lewisville-Clemmons area. The exercise will occur on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Local response and volunteer agencies will be involved. As we recall the history of events that have affected the triad area...

NC National Guard Exercise Held in Forsyth County

NC National Guard Exercise Held in Forsyth County

Jul 20, 2010

TOBACCOVILLE – A North Carolina National Guard (NCNG), Forsyth County and Guilford County multi-agency, public safety terrorism drill was conducted on Tuesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 3, 2010 in the area near the intersection of Doral Road and Tobaccoville Road in Tobaccoville. The exercise focused on helping the National Guard assets and local...

HazMat Drill in Kernersville

HazMat Drill in Kernersville

Jul 8, 2010

KERNERSVILLE – Winston-Salem Fire Department and Kernersville Fire Department participated in a three-day interagency hazardous materials drill from June 28th through June 30th. Hazardous Material Teams and Decontamination Units responded to a real-time mock scenario involving the rescue of victims from a contaminated “hot zone.” Rescue and...