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.
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The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee is to meet on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 11a (EST) at the Franklin County Emergency Operations Center.
The County encourages any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The Committee guides the preparation of the Franklin County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the community’s long-term risk for protecting people and property from the effects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger community.
Committee members … please review the project list and come to the meeting with updates and ideas to make the most of the meeting. Our goal is to get the projects in order of importance for the county and complete details that are missing.
We need information on the below bullets. These projects were added at the November meeting, but we do not have any details on the projects.
- Replace Jail Windows
- Retrofit the POD Location at the Airport
- Baywood Drive, Carrabelle – Ms. Keisha Messer to provide project details
- Kentucky Avenue, Lanark Village – Mr. Clay Kennedy to provide project details
- Health Department, Carrabelle – Ms. Erin Griffith to provide details for a new roof
Free Smoke Alarms through Home Fire Campaign
While the American Red Cross is known for its role in large disaster responses, 80% of our disaster response activities are actually for home fires. Unfortunately, in the U.S. 7 people die from a home fire every single day. Having working smoke alarms in your home reduces the risk of home-fire-related fatalities by 50%. That is why the American Red Cross set a goal of reducing the incidence of fire related deaths and injury by 25% through smoke alarm installations and fire safety education. Anyone can request a smoke alarm through our website or by calling 1-833-244-0724.
As part of our grant, we are required to do 3 of 5 of the following with each client:
- Check pre-existing smoke alarms
- Install new smoke alarms
- Go over the Home Fire Safety Checklist (most common causes of house fires and how to avoid them)
- Go over Home Fire Escape plan (2 minutes or less, 2 ways out of every room, pre-designated meet up point, practice)
- Go over preparedness for local hazard (Hurricanes)
Franklin County Emergency Management and American Red Cross are partnering to bring these services to our residents.