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.
Thank you ALL for your assistance and participation with the first ever Build a Disaster Bucket Event in Franklin County. Approximately 300 families are now a little more prepared for a disaster and that is a success in our book.
However, as successful as this event was, there are always area for improvement and areas we excelled in, especially with this being our first time holding the Build A Disaster Bucket Event.
We are asking that everyone who participated in the event please complete the Franklin County Build a Disaster Bucket Event Improvement and Strength Questionnaire and email it back to me. This will help us to improve our next event. Please be honest. It’s difficult to point out areas that need improving but we will use the information collected in this questionnaire to make improvements at our next event. I will also be posting this to our social media to hopefully receive some input from families who participated and received their disaster buckets.
Again, Thank you so much for all your support. If you have any questions please let me know.
Jennifer Daniels, FPEM
Franklin County Emergency Management
28 Airport Road
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-8977 x 101 office
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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.