The Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Planning Program is responsible for countywide emergency planning, including the continuous maintenance of the Franklin County Emergency Operations Plan and all associated Emergency Support Functions and Annexes, using a risk- based all-hazards approach. The Planning Program is also responsible for managing the Planning Section of the Franklin County Emergency Operations Center, which includes the creation of all incident-specific plans, development of a Situation Report, and the utilization of Geographic Information Systems information. The Planning Program staff provide expertise to Franklin County partners to develop and maintain their own plans working in concert with the countywide planning efforts.


The Franklin County Risk Assessment is a detailed study of the hazards most likely to impact Franklin County. Twenty hazards are examined and ranked in order to provide a basis for funding, planning, training, and exercise priorities.

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Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. In order for mitigation to be effective we need to take action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later.

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FCEM&HS is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Franklin County Emergency Operations Plan as well as many other countywide response plans.

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