The Threat, Hazard, Identification & Risk Assessment (THIRA) is a detailed study of the hazards most likely to impact Franklin County. Hazards are examined to provide a basis for funding, planning, training, and exercise priorities.

Threats, hazards, and dangerous events such as winter storms, floods and terrorist attacks were analyzed by subject matter experts according to the potential risk they pose. The assessment of the community’s threats, hazards, and risks provides the basis for planning and implementing measures to reduce the negative consequences of a disaster by strengthening the community’s prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities.

The purpose of the THIRA is to enhance the County’s decision-making process regarding homeland security and emergency management by providing risk-based information that can be applied to decisions regarding planning, training, exercises, and funding.

Below are the hazards and preparedness tips in order; the lower the ranking, the higher the hazard’s likelihood and potential consequences in Franklin County. 

Franklin County Hazards/Emergency Preparedness Tips

Hazardous Materials (Transportation)
Cyber Threat
Extreme Cold
Severe Weather (Summer)
Active Shooter
Extreme Heat
Terrorist Incident
Severe Weather (Winter)
Hazardous Materials (Fixed Facility)
Radiological Incident
Civil Disturbance
Dam Failure