French Township Emergency Planning Information

Town of French Emergency Planning

911 Emergencies – do not hesitate to call 911 if you need help! 

Township Actions

  • Priorities are Life, Property, and Resources
  • In the event of a 911 phone outage, the French Fire Hall will be staffed to receive emergency calls and requests
  • During a major natural disaster, the French Fire Hall will be the operations center
  • During a major natural disaster, the Town of French Recreation Center will be a shelter location

Contact Information

  • Call 911 in an emergency!
  • French Fire Hall 7485 McCarthy Beach Rd. 218-254-2350 – there is no answering machine
  • French Recreation Center 7548 Hwy 5 218-254-3297
  • Fire Chief – Dustin Nelson 218-376-1078 or 218-969-9217(cell)

Tips

  • Make a Family Emergency Plan
  • Don’t rely on cell phones
  • Have a survival kit with food water, flashlights, first aid kit, radio, batteries, etc.
  • Know your neighbors; look out for each other

Winter Storm

  • Stay up to date on weather and alerts / warnings in your area
  • Have a backup heat source for your home
  • If needed, be prepared to leave your home to go to a shelter or other safe location

Wildfire

  • Stay up to date on weather and alerts / warnings in your area
  • Stay informed of any major wildfire burning in your area
  • Complete fuel reduction projects around your home
  • Ensure that your vehicle is fueled up
  • Have a road map
  • Be prepared to leave your home if necessary

Tornado/Windstorm

  • Stay up to date on weather and alerts / warnings in your area
  • Plan ahead to identify a safe location to wait out the storm
  • Do training drills with your family
  • Allow sufficient time to reach a safe location
  • Ensure that all family members are accounted for

Power Outage

  • Retain a basic land-line telephone to report emergencies
  • Have a backup power source, such as a generator or solar energy
  • If using a portable generator, have a safe method of connecting to your home
  • To prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning, do not run generators inside buildings
  • Have extra fuel on hand for generator

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