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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.
The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee/ Community Stakeholders are meeting via Zoom on Wednesday,
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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 online request form.
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)
Ashley Teat from Apalachicola Fire and Hugh Hartsfield from Alligator Point Fire have agreed to be our local POCs for smoke alarm requests. Through these partnerships, anyone in the community can request smoke alarms for their homes.