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Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency

Forsyth County 911 Center Realigned Under Emergency Management Agency
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 EMA Director Chris Grimes. “This realignment helps emergency personnel from all departments and agencies coordinate efforts more effectively.”  911 Center Interim Director Rebecca Russell will serve as deputy director of the 911 Center with a deputy for EMA to be named at a later date. EMA became a stand-alone department within the county’s organizational chart in ...

Text to 911 Service Now Available in Forsyth County

Text to 911 Service Now Available in Forsyth County
For use when voice calls are not possible Forsyth County 911 residents in need of emergency services are now able to send a text message to 911 when voice calls are not viable.  “Voice calls are still the best and fastest way to contact 911,” said 911 Center Director Pat Giordano.  “But having the option to send a text message provides an opportunity for those with hearing or speech impairments and those in unsafe conditions to seek help.” The service is offered by all mobile providers to customers with a text or data plan. When texting 911 might be better than calling: • If you ...

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Accreditation

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Accreditation
CALEA Accreditation demonstrates commitment to excellence The Forsyth County 911 Center was awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Public Safety Communications Accreditation during the regional CALEA Conference held November 5, 2016. This accomplishment was recognized by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting December 15, 2016. The primary mission of CALEA is to accredit public safety agencies, including communications centers, by using a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals. The process of becoming CALEA accredited is comprised of five phases: enrollment, self-assessment, on-site assessment, commission review and decision, and maintaining compliance. During ...

Smoky Conditions Continue

Smoky Conditions Continue
Smoky conditions continue throughout the county, the result of shifting winds which are blowing smoke from fires in the northwest part of the state into our area. Please know that the Forsyth County Fire Department is aware of and monitoring the situation. As always, if you see active flames please call 911.   As a reminder, there is currently a total ban on outdoor burning in Forsyth County. No outdoor burning is allowed due to the drought conditions.

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds
The Forsyth County 911 Center has received multiple reports of smoky conditions throughout the county. Please be assured that this is not being caused by a fire in the county. Rather, the National Weather Service and Georgia Forestry Commission have confirmed that it is the result of shifting winds which are blowing smoke from fires in the northwest part of the state into our area. Please know that the Forsyth County Fire Department is aware of and monitoring the situation.   As always, if you see active flames please call 911.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding Forsyth County 911 Center

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Regarding Forsyth County 911 Center
Public comments are welcomed and encouraged The Forsyth County 911 Center is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. 911 Center Director Pat Giordano announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive June 6, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Forsyth County 911 Center’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. “Verification by the team that the Forsyth County 911 Center meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation ...

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts
Those who have signed up previously must re-register for the time-sensitive notifications.   Stay informed during emergency and severe weather events by signing up to receive emergency and weather alerts from Forsyth County government. Forsyth County is now partnering with Swift911 to provide these notifications.   Residents can elect to receive the time-sensitive notifications via email, telephone call and/or text message. There is no cost for residents to sign up to receive these alerts, but phone usage or text charges may apply.   The alerts will be sent out for three severe weather situations (severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings) ...

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