Responsibilities of the Deputy Fire Prevention Officer include performing fire safety inspections for adopted and foster children homes, adult group homes, commercial establishments, day care centers, public assembly buildings and residence buildings that are three stories and above; acting as a liaison to the City of Kent Fire Department and State Fire Marshal; investigating fire safety hazard and open complaints and inspecting building structures that may be insecure, unsafe or structurally defective.
Deputy Fire Prevention Officer:
Facts on Fireworks-
PROHIBITED in Franklin Township!!
Even though state law allows consumers to discharge 1.4G fireworks, political subdivisions (villages, cities, townships or counties) can ban the use of fireworks within their boundaries. Franklin Township Trustees elected to continue to PROHIBIT discharging fireworks in Franklin Township. Click here for current fireworks laws in Ohio.
With the start of March also comes the start of a burn ban in the state of Ohio. During the months of March, April, May, October, and November, between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. the law prohibits outdoor open burning. This includes the burning of yard waste, trash and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.
According to Ohio.gov, there is a higher risk in Spring for wildfires, and the fall is at a higher risk of wildfires due to an abundance of dry leaves and dead grass. Warm windy weather can contribute to a higher risk of fires.
For more information, you can call ODNR Forestry at 877-247-8733 with questions.
OPEN BURNING OF TRASH AND LEAVES IS PROHIBITED IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP!!
If you are old enough, you might remember that most homes had burn barrels where you could burn trash, leaves, or just about anything you wanted to get rid of. Times have certainly changed. The township does not allow open burning. Click here for a very informative video that explains the reasons why open burning is so bad for you and your neighborhood.
Open Burn FAQ's By Franklin Twp. Fire Prevention Bureau Franklin Township uses the Kent Fire Departments updated Recreational Fire and Open BurningRegulations. Here is what you need to know.