Forsyth County AuxComm is 100% volunteer and community funded. Neither the foundation nor our members are paid for our services by any agency or organization. In fact, by law we are prohibited from charging for our services. However that does not minimize the importance of our mission, the dedication and professionalism of our personnel or the cost of providing this vital community service.
Currently we rely on volunteer members to provide their personally owned equipment to meet the needs of our missions. As such this requires equipment swaps during these operations which can cause emergency messages to be slowed and missed or even not having the right equipment for mission success. We are hoping to change this in 2022.
To support the mission of Forsyth County AuxComm we are currently in the process of establishing a permanently installed communications console in the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as well as developing portable communications capabilities called “suitcase” radio kits which can be deployed to local communities to ensure communications resiliency between them and the Forsyth County EOC when needed.
Our goal for 2022 is to raise $25,000 for the purchase of two-way radio equipment including VHF/UHF and HF radios, antennas, cabling, associated items, and construction of the communications consoles for the WS/FC Emergency Operations Center in which this equipment will be installed as well as building the portable “suitcase” radio kits which can be deployed anywhere in the county and region on a moment’s notice.
Moving forward we hope to be able to obtain the funding needed, either through corporate sponsorships, donations or grants to build and equip a fully self-contained AuxComm Communications Trailer (approximately $75,000), capable of providing the same level of communications resiliency as in the EOC, which would deploy as needed to help communities and our partners throughout Forsyth County and region.
We gratefully welcome all donations and corporate sponsors.
To become a Corporate Sponsor or make other types of donations please send an email using the form found on the contact page.
Thank you for your support.