Franklin County Emergency Management’s Mission is to minimize loss of life, personal injury, damage to property or the environment caused by natural or man-made disasters that affect the community.
Franklin County Emergency Management is implementing a new Alert System.. Our old system Nixle will not be utilized after June 1, 2017. We are asking all residents to sign up for our new Alert Franklin System. Click the logo below!
Also download the EverBridge App on your smart phone or text the word “FRANKLINFL” to 888777 to anonymously sign up for Emergency Notifications.
Attention Franklin County Residents due to very dry conditions in our area. All residents need to be precautious when burning trash, debris, and other items. There is NO burn ban issued at this time.
- Check Conditions (Do not burn when conditions are dry and/or windy)
- Look Up choose safe burning site away from overhanging limbs, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. You’ll need at least three times the height of the pile of vertical clearance.
- The site should be surrounded by gravel or mineral soil (dirt) at least 10 feet in all directions. Keep the surroundings watered down during the burn and have a shovel close by.
- Keep your piles small and manageable. Add additional debris as the fire burns down.
- If using a burn barrel, make sure it’s made entirely of metal, properly equipped (at least three evenly-spaced, three-inch, screened vents and metal top screen) and in good condition.
- Always stay with your fire until it is completely out! Drown the fire with water, turn over the ashes with a shovel and drown it again. Repeat several times.