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During their Jan. 5 meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized Chris Grimes for his service as the EMA and 911 Center director. During his time with Forsyth County, beginning in 2013, Grimes contributed in many areas to the County’s overall safety during various times of ... Read more...

Forsyth County’s EMA team met with first responders as well as other County and community leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Public Safety Complex following a briefing from the National Weather Service ahead of the incoming severe cold weather. Along with first responder preparedness ... Read more...

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Students in 8th to 11th grade can share what they think is a best practice for how government agencies prepare and respond to disasters through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Youth Council. This Council is for youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness ... Read more...

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 7 through 11 Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 7-11, to ... Read more...

Forsyth County will be monitoring weather and road conditions and providing updates as necessary to our web and social media channels. For up-to-minute updates, follow us on Twitter. For updates involving large impacts, follow us on Facebook and continue to check the News page ... Read more...

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Current Communications Officers to receive $2,500 bonus and new officers can receive sign-on bonuses The Forsyth County 911 Center is offering bonuses for current Communications Officers and offering hiring incentives for new officers to help recruit and retain top talent. The following incentive plan for ... Read more...

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Vaccines available weekdays through District 2 Public Health in Forsyth County    Following a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, and reports of the virus’s Delta variant spreading, Forsyth County government leaders met with the County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, Northside Hospital Forsyth administration ... Read more...

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During the Jan. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EMA Director Chris Grimes provided an update and additional information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Forsyth County, including:• COVID-19 vaccine distribution is a function of Public Health. Their online appointments filled up quickly and their phone system ... Read more...

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Beginning in March, Forsyth County will replace the severeweather siren “test tone” with a “warning tone” for all monthly siren tests. Previously,the county’s monthly siren tests, held at noon on the first Wednesday of everymonth (weather permitting), would feature a test tone while the ... Read more...

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Free weather alert radios available for residents throughout September In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be providing opportunities for residents to obtain a free weather alert radio and emergency preparedness information during the month of September. “The radios ... Read more...