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Franklin County Department of Emergency Services has begun a voluntary program collecting information on citizens with special needs - Information will be used during a disaster  Press Release      Special Needs Information Form    Versión en español/Formulario para Servicios a Necesidades Especiales

America's PrepareAthon  Connect with Peers

USFA releases 4 Fire Fighter Fatalities: Damon, Texas   Mertens, Texas  Abbott, Texas  Abott, Texas

Coffee Break Training: Access and Water Supplies      Next Steps to Becoming Fire-Adapted

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency

FEMA:  External Affairs Bulletin Week of April 14, 2014  A Disaster Planning Toolkit for the Small to Mid-Sized Business Owner

Coffee Break Training: What Does it mean to be Fire-Adapted?

Coffee Break Training:  Seven Characteristics of Good Performance Support

Coffee Break Training:  Access and Water Supplies

FEMA:  Private Sector

Statistical Reports:  Electrical and Appliance Fires

USFA releases a Fire Fighter Fatality:  Lake, West Virginia

FEMA:  External Affairs Bulletin

IRS:  Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Buisnesses

Coffee Break Training:  A Communitywide Approach to Preparedness

U.S. Fire Administration:  Arson Awareness Week

Coffee Break Training:  Building Construction:  High-Rise Protection Features

Coffee Break Training:  Instructor Evaluations:  Characteristics of Useful Feedback

Taking Shelter from the Storm

Coffee Break Training:  Fire Protection Series Index

Coffee Break Training:  Fire Dynamics:  Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres      Wildland Urban Interface

USFA releases 6 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Spotswood, New Jersey  Ramer, Alabama  Lawrenceburg, Indiana  Youngwood, Pennsylvania   Boston, Massachusetts    Boston, Massachuesetts

Citizens Knowledge of Emergency Services  Press Release   Survey           Online Survey Link

ICS 400 Training March 29-30, 2014 in Bedford See Attached

Coffee Break Training:  Instructor Evaluations:  Benefits for All

Coffee Break Training:  Hazardous Materials:  Finding Oxygen-Enriched environments    The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management

Coffee Break Training: Back to the Basics:  The Fire Tetrahedron

Coffee Break Training:  Introduction to understanding the wildland urban interface

FEMA:  Protecting your Businesses

FEMA and NOAA:  Floods Happen Everywhere, Be Prepared

Flood Safety Awareness Week March 16-22

Coffee Break Training:  Writing a Proper Incident Report

Coffee Break Training:  Portable Extinguishers    ICS Part 6      ICS Part 7   ICS Part 8  Part 9

U.S. Fire Administration:  Emergency vehicle and roadway operation safety

Coffee Break Training:  Hazardous Materials. Cryogenic Fluids    Cryogenic Fluid Containers

USFA releases 6 Fire Fighter Fatalities:  Nashville, Tennessee   Willowwick, Ohio   Peekskill, New York   Anchorage, Alaska    Star Valley, Arizona  Ironwood, Michigan

Home fire sprinkler outreach materials   Severe Weather

Confidential Disaster Distress Hotline Available for Victims of Sever Weather Damage

Business Planning for Seasonal Flu

Ready.Gov : Get Tech Ready  Emergency Alerts

Winter Storms and Extreme Cold   CDC Winter Weather  Preparing you Car

CPR classes at Franklin County Emergency Services

 Home Energy Audits       12 Days of Energy Savings     CO Poisoning



Department of Aging Reminds Older Adults of Services Offered by Area Agencies on Aging   Press Release


Damage Assessment Forms


Do you have an unlisted phone number and want to receive emergency information calls?  Or would you prefer to receive the messages on your cell phone?  If so, sign up by clicking the South Central Alert button at the top left of the page.  Currently the system is based on white page listings and voluntary sign ups.  Your information will not be distributed!  Future phone messages through this system will use the following phone number, which will show up as the Caller ID:  717-217-4180.  You can also prioritize which number gets called first during self registration.  


Training documents and other information that may be helpful to those using the digital radios can be found on the Radio page.


Do you have a scanner you want to reprogram to the new county frequencies?  An analog scanner can still pick up the fire dispatch channel, but you will need a digital trunked scanner to listen to everything else.  Frequency list


ICS forms have been updated.  Go to the links page to download or click here.


Are you or your family at risk if disaster strikes?  Find out by answering ten simple questions.  If you are at risk, you can fill out a couple pages of information so you will be prepared.  All this can be found on the CERT page. 



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Vial of Life Project

We proudly offer Vial of Life decals to our community for free. We feel that the Vial of Life Project is a most important program for protecting seniors and others in need.

We would like to thank American Senior Safety Medical Alarm Systems for donating these kits to our organization.