EMA

Mixed emotions over COVID-19 vaccine


Helicon firefighter Carson Gladney, far right, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Lacie Frederick, RN, at the Winston County Health Department. First responders shown preparing for the vaccine are from left, Arley firefighter George Gibson, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Helicon firefighter Lael Feist and Helicon Assistant Fire Chief Neil Feist. Showing support to the first responders receiving vaccines is State Representative Tim Wadsworth.
WINSTON COUNTY - Although health officials are stressing the safety of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is now being offered in Winston County, some first responders are approaching the vaccine with reservation.

Commission urges residents to sign up for weather alerts


Winston County Emergency Management Director Jimmy Madison, center, discusses the need for residents to sign up for weather alerts with the Winston County Commission. From l-r: Winston County Commission Attorney Hobby Manasco, Winston County Commissioner Bobby Everett, Madison, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings and Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes.
WINSTON COUNTY - Weather sirens are an important way to receive weather warnings, but for residents not in the sirens’ range, it is urgent they have a rapid means of receiving weather alerts.

First responders receive prestigious award


A lot of teamwork goes a long way. Back row, from left, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Arley Firefighter Brian Kuntz, Central Fire Assistant Chief Rick Moody, Winston EMA Director Jimmy Madison, Winston E-911 Director Tim Webb and Tim Brown, county operations manager for RPS. Front, from left, E-911 Dispatchers Deborah Hardy and Brenda Aldridge, RPS paramedic Kamee Morgan and Arley Firefighter George Gibson.
WINSTON COUNTY - The largest single mass casualty incident in Winston County has resulted in a special award.