Safer, Quicker Emergency Responses are in the Future
for Franklin's Police & Fire Departments
Two of Franklin’s three paramedic ambulances have recently been installed with Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) systems. This is a cooperative effort between the Police and Fire Departments to improve emergency response times and to enhance the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and emergency responders. The larger benefit is to those needing emergency service and transports to hospitals. This will be a multi-year program to equip Franklin’s emergency vehicles and traffic signals throughout the community.
These systems are activated when Police or Fire units respond to emergencies with their lights and sirens. An “emitter” in the responding vehicle sends a wireless electronic signal to a sensor installed on the traffic control signal at the intersection. The sensor can tell from what direction the police car, ambulance, or fire truck is coming and takes control of the traffic lights as it approaches the intersection. The emergency vehicle is given the green light, while the opposing lights turn yellow, then red – stopping the traffic coming from other directions. This eliminates the need for emergency vehicles to cross traffic against a red light providing faster response and a safer crossing. Read More
Construction of Pleasant View Park is Underway!
Construction of Pleasant View Park is now underway. The park is east of S. 51st Street on Evergreen Street extended, which is north of W. Drexel Avenue. The park will offer a ball diamond, tennis courts, path extension, and will have paved parking. It is anticipated that further additions will be added. The project will be completed in late September.
Volunteers Needed to Serve on City
Boards and Commissions
Currently, openings exist for citizens to volunteer to serve on the City of Franklin's many Boards and Commissions due to vacancies and/or expirations of terms. The Boards and Commissions of the City serve primarily in an advisory role to the Mayor and Common Council in developing policies and managing the affairs of the City to best serve its citizens. Members of the Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council. Franklin residents interested in serving on a certain City Board or Commission must complete a Volunteer Fact Sheet. More detailed information and a listing of all City Boards and Commissions can be found here.