You can't predict, but you can prepare.

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

Nov 20, 2015

This video, produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is the FBI's recommendations for civilian response, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing. Civilians are...

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,...

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

May 22, 2015

  Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes the 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 County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Oct 29, 2014

In June of 2001, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 300, an Act to amend the laws regarding emergency management, disaster recovery and mitigation funds. Among other provisions, this bill requires that local governments have a state approved hazard mitigation plan in order to receive state public assistance funds (effective for...

What is PE ART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)?

What is PE ART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)?

Sep 6, 2013

The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PE ART) is a collaborative and regional, nonprofit partnership composed of community volunteers and stakeholders that are dedicated to the well-being of all animals.   Our Mission: The Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team is committed to coordinating an effective animal response prior to, during and after...

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...

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...

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...

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...