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

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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 management, law enforcement, fire/rescue, hospitals, emergency medical personnel, public health, city & county services, appointed & elected officials, colleges & universities and volunteer organizations. The training provided by FEMA was conducted by subject matter experts from across the United States. Multiple scenarios throughout the week and the final exercise tested the skills and knowledge of emergency response personnel, the county’s Emergency Operations Plan and the operational procedures for the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

“ This unexpected opportunity to train at the Emergency Management Institute has been a tremendous boost to enhance relationships with and between our city and county partners,” stated Melton Sadler, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management Director.  “We trained together, in a non-threatening environment, enhancing our networking skills and allowing us to better understand each agency’s resources and capabilities.  We also had some time to develop personal relationships during non-training hours.”

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and its partners will use the lessons learned from the training to enhance emergency operations throughout the county.

For pictures from the final exercise, follow this link:

NETC/EMI Pictures

 

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