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Emergency Preparedness

We are committed to making our community safer, healthier, and more resilient by planning for emergencies before they happen. Locally we are an integral part of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that would form within the City if there was a manmade or natural disaster. Regionally we participate in the Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC) that includes partners in healthcare, public safety, first responders, and other local health departments. The Coalition supports communities before, during, and after disasters and other health-related crises.

Stay Prepared

  • Sign up for the Franklin Notification System which allows residents to register phone numbers and e-mail addresses to receive messages in the event of a Tornado Warning impacting Franklin.

  • Create a ‘Go-Kit’ for your home and car. See Build-A-Kit for information on what supplies to use.

  • Make an emergency plan and practice it with all members of your family.

Get Involved

  • History tells us when disasters strike, citizens rally. In the event of an emergency, we may need to dispense medication or vaccine to a large number of people in a short time.

  • In an emergency, we would need both medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us in running emergency shelters or large-scale clinics.

  • If interested, please contact us at 414-425-9101. Your information will be stored in a private database and will only be used during a test call or for an actual emergency.