911 should be called for any emergency which is threatening to life or property. This includes:
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Residential smoke detectors are early warning devices to alert persons to a potential fire. Smoke detectors should be placed in living areas of the home including each bedroom and in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. Contact the Public Safety Department at 540-483-3091 if you have any further questions.
Having a fire extinguisher in the home is a great idea. If you have an extinguisher, it should be placed where it is easily accessible. The kitchen and garage are good sites for an extinguisher. However, do not place an extinguisher over the stove or buried in storage in the garage. Hang it on the wall between 4 feet and 5 feet from the ground.
Call the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center at 540-489-1800.
By Virginia Law, you are required to pull to the nearest edge of the roadway and stop, thereby yielding the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle.
You cannot conduct any open burning before 9 am, and you cannot add fuel to the fire after 9 pm. The fire must be totally out by midnight. In addition, someone must remain with the fire at all times, and there must be a water source present. Refer to State Laws and Franklin County Code.
Yes, Franklin County does operate an emergency medical services revenue recovery program. Your insurance company will be billed, and you may receive a bill for the co-pay. Under no circumstances will ability to pay impact service. Please contact Franklin County Public Safety at 540-483-3091 for additional information.
The money is reinvested into the Public Safety system to continue to improve service to our citizens.
No. Due to limited resources and liability, department standard operating guidelines require that you be transported to the nearest hospital that can handle your emergency.