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With a racing heart and sweating palms, a husband looks at his wife helplessly as she lies collapsed on the floor, suffering a cardiac event. Everyone knows how to press 9-1-1, but what about the next step? What is he supposed to do while ... Read more...

Forsyth County’s 911 Center unveiled a new art installation on Jan. 5 that celebrates life and the success stories from emergency calls. “In this line of work, it’s easy to focus on the stories that don’t turn out the way we want them to,” said ... Read more...

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For emergencies, including a water/sewer emergency, call 911 during the maintenance period Please be advised that beginning at approximately 9 p.m., a scheduled maintenance update will be made to the county Mitel voicemail system which will temporarily interrupt voicemail and auto attendant functionalities. This update ... Read more...

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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with EMA Director Chris Grimes abouthis role with Forsyth County government and his role with the County’s responseto the COVID-19 pandemic.All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online byclicking ... Read more...

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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman LauraSemanson signed a declaration of a local state of emergency Thursday, Oct. 29.To view the declaration, click here.“The high winds and heavyrain from Tropical Storm Zeta during the early morning hours today have downedtrees, created power outages, and ... Read more...

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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman LauraSemanson has renewed and extended the declaration of local emergency for Forsyth County until May 13, 2020. The declaration, which can be found by clicking here, calls forall available resources of the county to be used as necessary ... Read more...

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Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman LauraSemanson has signed a declaration of local emergency, effective March 18, 2020. The declaration calls forall available resources of the county to be used as necessary to cope with theimpact of COVID-19 on Forsyth County.Beginning March 19,the following ... Read more...

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Effective July 1, 2019, the Forsyth County 911 Center has been realigned under the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Previously, the 911 Center reported directly to the county manager.“Our goal is to continue to be as efficient as possible for our community,” said ... Read more...

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Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson has appointed Chris Grimes to serve as director of emergency management effective Nov. 1. Grimes has been serving as interim director of the department since the Oct. 16 retirement of Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management Danny Bowman.Grimes has protected ... Read more...

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs February 6 through 10Devastating tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and other severe weather events can strike with little to no warning. Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from February 6 to 10, is the ideal time for residents and their families ... Read more...