FCEM&HS Invites Residents to Complete Emergency Preparedness Survey

    Posted: 10/19/2017
    Franklin County residents and businesses can help Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) update the county’s emergency preparedness plans by participating in a voluntary online survey. Feedback from the confidential 10-minute survey will enable FCEM&HS to better serve residents and businesses before, during and after an emergency or disaster.

    FCEM&HS continually works to ensure Franklin County is prepared for all types of disasters. This survey gives residents an opportunity to voice their concerns, let FCEM&HS know what hazards they are most concerned about, and identify services the community may need during an emergency. 

    Sample questions include:
    • If a disaster (i.e. tornado) impacted Franklin County, knocking out electricity and running water, would your household be able to manage on its own for at least three (3) days?
    • What might prevent you from leaving your place of residence if there was an evacuation order? 
    • In an evacuation, would you or anyone in your household require special assistance?

    “The best way to respond to a disaster is to be well prepared, said Jeffrey J. Young, Director, Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security. “Our residents and businesses can help Franklin County become better prepared by filling out the survey.”

    To fill out the survey, go to http://prepare.community/franklincounty. The survey will remain open until November 30, 2017. For a hard copy version of the survey, please contact Jamie Stout, FCEM&HS Planning & Recovery Manager at jlstout@franklincountyohio.gov or call 614-794-0213. Businesses interested in having their employees confidentially participate in the survey to utilize the data to update their business emergency preparedness plans may contact Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security to make those arrangements.

    Franklin County adheres to federal requirements to update its emergency preparedness plans in an effort to keep residents, businesses, and organizations well prepared and vigilant. The purpose of emergency preparedness planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses.

    Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security is a local government agency which coordinates county-wide emergency/disaster planning, education, warning, response and recovery.