Emergency Management Agency
The Department of Emergency Services also provides all aspects of a comprehensive emergency management program. The program, originally known as Civil Defense, is a function of government that coordinates the entire community's effort to minimize the impact of a disaster before it occurs. Plans are in place to coordinate the community's response to a disaster as well as rapid and complete recovery from the effects of a disaster.
Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for providing a comprehensive emergency management system in Franklin County. Emergency Management coordinates activities through five phases of emergency/disaster that can be natural, man-made, terrorist, hazardous material, chemical or technological in nature.
Franklin County has developed a Basic Emergency Operations Plan, which includes prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation should an emergency or disaster occur.