The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has had several exciting experiences to share lately, from assisting in the delivery of a baby boy over the phone to receiving several kind gifts from community members. The sheriff’s office would also like to note that the bridge over the Pigg River on Colonial Turnpike in the Glade Hill area of Franklin County will close for construction through November 2021.
E911 Dispatcher Aids in Delivering a Baby Boy
Recently, a mother in Franklin County couldn’t wait for rescue as she was going into labor. When she called E911, Dispatcher Creighton answered her call and was able to assist, by phone, in the delivery. Soon after, a healthy baby boy was born.
Franklin County Communications started using Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) on November 5, 2018. EMD provides dispatchers with a series of questions to ask, and then lists pre-arrival instructions to give callers who are experiencing medical emergencies. Our 9-1-1 telecommunicators are both EMD and CPR certified. They can assist callers with anything from how to control a bleed, administer an epi-pen to someone in anaphylaxis, administer Narcan for a drug overdose, assist in childbirth, or perform CPR. Telecommunications must also continue training throughout the year to maintain their certifications.
It is important to note that Emergency Medical Dispatchers are not Physicians, Nurses, or Paramedics. They cannot offer medical advice or diagnose conditions.
Movement Mortgage Donates Pizza Lunch for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
On Thursday, July 2nd, Kathryn Polk with Movement Mortgage treated members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to pizza, cookies, and soda as a part of their Frontline Heroes program. As always, the donation was very appreciated! The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank people like Kathryn Polk for their generosity and support.
Local Church Donates Handmade Cards With Meal Gift Cards
Recently, Franklin Heights Church donated amazing handmade cards to each and every member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Inside of each card was an uplifting message of support, as well as McDonald’s gift cards.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is so thankful for the great community members in this county who support the sheriff’s office. We’d like to especially thank Donna McCarty for her beautiful work on the handmade cards.
Franklin County Extended Bridge Closure Alert
Beginning now, the bridge over the Pigg River on Colonial Turnpike in the Glade Hill area of Franklin County will close for construction. This closure is expected to last until November 2021.
Be advised that travel in this area will be affected with detours.