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Preparedness and Public Education Statement

As the Office of Emergency Management focuses on protecting the citizens and property of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County during various emergency situations, numerous issues must be considered, along with thoughtful preparations for response. Maintaining up-to-date resources for emergency utilization, conducting training classes, and working with schools and businesses to establish emergency contingency plans are just a few of the logistical and educational responsibilities assumed by the department.

Distribution of information to the public through media sources such as CITYLINE, the Winston-Salem Journal's City Page, and WSTV 13, the government channel, continues to be an important means of keeping citizens abreast of the issues that are relevant to them. Other special events and activities, such as the ones occurring during the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week, help to inform citizens about possible dangers and hazards while encouraging emergency preparedness and readiness.

Emergency Management stands ready to provide assistance to organizations and individuals when emergency preparedness expertise is needed. Through individual assistance, on-site inspections and a large array of reference material, citizens and organizations can take advantage of the latest information available regarding emergency preparedness. Involvement of Emergency Management representatives in safety meetings and seminars at local businesses, industry and organizations is also highly recommended.

Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (336) 917-7070 for assistance in preparing an emergency action plan for you and your family, before the next disaster strikes. Emergency preparedness brochures are available upon request. We also have an emergency preparedness brochure, Be Ready (PDF), that you can print and distribute:

For more preparedness information, visit readync.org and ready.gov.

For program trainings for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PE ART) and SkyWarn (weather spotter) see the information below for registration requirements:

COURSE & COURSE CODES DATE(S) TIME(S) LOCATION TERMS REGISTRATION REQUIRED OTHER REGISTRATION REQUIRED
NC-8-100 Animal Emergency Response Awareness February 15, 2024 9am - 1pm FTCC Transportation Technology Center, Rm 207,
4255 N. Patterson Ave.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
TERMS N/A
AWR-328 All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in
Disaster
March 12, 2024 8am - 5pm Kernersville Fire, Station 42
1180 Highway 66 South
Kernersville, NC 27284
   
MGT-448 All Hazards Planning for Animals, Agriculture &
Food Related Disasters
March 13, 2024 8am - 5pm Kernersville Fire, Station 42
1180 Highway 66 South
Kernersville, NC 27284
   
NC-PEART-0229 Co-Location Shelter Fundamentals May 9, 2024 8am - 12:30pm  Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center
1450 Fairchild Drive, Winston-Salem NC 27105 
TERMS N/A

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training by NWS May 9, 2024 2pm - 5pm  Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center
1450 Fairchild Drive, Winston-Salem NC 27105 
   
NC-PEART-16 Mud Rescue & Lifting Techniques for LAR August 15, 2024 8am - 5pm Northwoods Stable, 5225 Murray Rd, Winston-Salem TERMS N/A
NCC-11-001 Animal Response Tabletop Exercise September 17, 2024 8:30am - 12:30pm  Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center
1450 Fairchild Drive, Winston-Salem NC 27105 
TERMS N/A