Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Tune to AM 1670 or Click Here for 24/7 Emergency and Community Information.

This program assists citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. To participate, citizens complete an online form, and PennDOT will mail them a Yellow Dot kit. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. The Yellow Dot program is a cooperative effort between PennDOT, the state departments of Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, first responders, and local law enforcement.

On May 1, Franklin Township Assistant Manager Jeff Eastburn attended an awards ceremony at the Avondale State Police Barracks recognizing Troopers for their outstanding service. We are very fortunate to have these Heroes serving and protecting our community! 
The Award Recipients are:
-   The 2018 DUI Enforcement Award was presented to Trooper Timothy Carroll, who made 28 arrests
-   "Hook of the Month" awards were presented to the following Troopers by Lieutenant Michelle Swantner:

  • Trooper Noah Robinson
  • Trooper Kevin Kochka
  • Corporal James Wisnieski
  • Trooper Adam McCormack
  • Trooper Alicyn March
  • Trooper Cody Simcox

- Corporal Timothy Greene received the Troop Commander’s Letter of Commendation presented by Captain Bruce Williams. Read more about this awards ceremony in the ​Daily Local New article.

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The Responder , Spring 2019 Newsletter

Chester County's Department of Aging Services APPRISE Program

7th Annual Rip the Elwood Longboard Competition
Hosted by Dave "Daddy" Bangson

Here's a message from the new host...
Hey everyone! Mark your calendars now, no excuses! Come out for a guaranteed day of straight up fun FOR ALL AGES. This will be the 7th year of this EPIC shred fest featuring competition in Downhill, Push, and Freestyle Longboard disciplines. Open to ALL skill levels, with Juniors (16 and under) and Open (everyone else) Divisions. There will be kickers, rails, cones, and of course HAY BALES! Prizes include the usual skate event stuff: boards, wheels, swag, trophies, and bragging rights! SAVE MONEY with early race registration!

Local State Toopers Earn Awards for Keeping our Community Safe and for Saving Lives

Please enjoy the Chester County Conservation District’s Spring/Summer issue of The Back 40

Chester County has upgraded its subscriber emergency notification system, called ReadyChesGo.
Click Here to learn how to sign up!

Many thanks to Lieutenant Michelle Swantner, Sergeant Kevin P. Creighton, and the Troopers of the Avondale State Police Barracks for all the time and effort that they devote to making Franklin Township and the surrounding communities a safer place.

APPRISE provides confidential, unbiased and FREE Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid counseling.
Please see the attached "Mysteries of Medicare" Newsletter which is the fourth in a monthly series of Medicare information for Chester County residents.


Chester County's Emergency Service Alert System​

Corporal Timothy Green was recognized for saving an infant from choking to death. He was instrumental in keeping the baby alive until the medics arrived on scene.

Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management (AGREM) Radio system

Franklin Township - Kemblesville, PA

Community News

Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online which provides key information to Chester County’s 9-1-1 Center. Chester County is the first county in Southeastern PA to provide this service. Completely secure and private, residents control what information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in an emergency situation. The safety profile enables faster and more effective emergency response by law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.

Chester County now supports Smart911

During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, noted Township resident Robert Weidenmuller gave an eye-opening and informative presentation concerning the current Opioid Crisis affecting all segments of our society. Robert also provided access to resources that everyone in our Township should be aware of in our area.