|FREE Stop the Bleed Training - Dec 13, from 3 to 4 PM|
Friday, November 24, 2023
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
The Franklin Health Department & @FranklinMAFire are teaming up to offer a FREE Hands Only CPR class on 8/16/2023 at 4pm.
Spots are limited! This class is for educational purposes only & participants will not receive a CPR certification.
Sign up here: https://t.co/06KR0inYZc
Shared from -> https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1686084196287086592
|Town of Franklin, MA: Registration open for a FREE Hands Only CPR class Aug 16 - 4 PM|
Sunday, June 25, 2023
We are happy to announce that we were awarded $301,279 through the @fema Assistance To Firefighters Grant Program.
These funds will be used for training. https://t.co/ZhLy47DHNc
|Franklin Fire announces receipt of $301,000 grant for Training|
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Per the Franklin Police Dept Facebook posting:
"Last week the Franklin Police Department completed joint tactics training with the Franklin Fire Department. Officers and Fire Fighters were trained in integrated rapid rescue and the formation of a rescue task force.
A rescue task force is the main team made up of police and fire charged with treating the wounded on-site and getting them to a collection point for victims. They will arrive on the scene of a critical incident and immediately begin assessing the severity of injuries and performing life-saving interventions."
|Franklin Police & Fire Dept. conducted joint tactical training this week|
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Thursday, March 2, 2023
"Proud day for the Franklin Police Department as our Officer Tyler Brabham is presented with an award from Norfolk County TTAC and Brookline MA Police Department for his work with the Crisis Intervention Training program.
CIT is an advanced level of training for officers to help them recognize and assist those individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
Great job Officer Brabham!"
|FPD Officer Tyler Brabham gets award for Crisis Intervention Training program|
Monday, February 27, 2023
FYBO is seeking energetic umpires FOR PAY to be utilized on FLEXIBLE schedule during the 2023 Season!
Interested in learning more⬇️
https://t.co/Y5m3NoNeqN or franklinyouthbaseball.com/umpire
Shared from Twitter -> https://t.co/Qkk0P3AIXR
|Hey, middle & high schoolers, become an umpire and earn some $$$ with Franklin MA Youth Baseball|
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Addressing Hate in School Sports Statement from the MIAA and M.A.S.S - Addressed to School Superintendents
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)
Over the past two years in particular, our country has begun a profound reckoning on race and racism. Many of our schools and districts are grappling with these topics and striving to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. MASS and the
MIAA are committed to engaging deeply in this work, too - so that we can make a difference in eradicating racism and all other forms of bias and hatred.
One of the greatest benefits of interscholastic sports is the opportunity to meet and interact with students from other communities and backgrounds. It is essential that students and adults approach those interactions with respect and civility. We believe we have a significant opportunity to begin placing greater emphasis on some of our other core responsibilities - particularly educational athletics, which includes sportsmanship and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
On December 8, over 400 district leaders (superintendents, principals and athletic directors) participated in the Addressing Hate in School Sports Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office at the TD Garden. We are ready to initiate the next phase of this comprehensive plan with 13 regional trainings across Massachusetts. The two½ day trainings will be held on Friday and Saturday dates between March and May of this school year.
To be successful, a district training, comprised of a team of Superintendent, High School Principal, and Athletic Director that lead with one clear message regarding norms and expectations for behavior all sports programs, is imperative. The program delivered by the Northeastern Center for the Study of Sport in Society is designed to help this leadership team be better prepared to set the tone and expectations of your program to prevent incidents of bias, harassment, and discrimination - and to respond effectively to incidents when they do arise.
An email with the link to register for these trainings will be sent to you the week following February vacation. As superintendent for your district, you will be responsible for formally registering up to three district staff - preferably yourself, your High School Principal, and your Athletic Director - for attendance at one regional training. We are grateful for your leadership in encouraging your district's staff to prioritize attendance at these important trainings.
Let's begin the task of eradicating hate and bias to ensure that no one engaged in interscholastic athletics feels disrespected, unsafe, or unwelcome - on or off the playing fields. We believe that a united leadership utilizing the platform of interscholastic athletics can permeate our schools, communities, and society."
Sunday, February 19, 2023
"The Franklin Fire Department hosted a monthly drill for the Norfolk County Technical Rescue Team at the Franklin Department of Public Works water treatment facility yesterday.
The focus of this drill was on confined space rescue. Members of the Franklin Fire Department are part of this regional technical rescue team."
Chief McLaughlin shares the highlights of the last three years and the changes he had started making in his first nine months and the accomplishments of the department overall since then.
This conversation runs about 32 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Chief McLaughlin. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-944-town-of-franklin-fire-chief-james-mclaughlin-02-09-23
|Franklin Fire Dept technical training|
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Bring on February, in this Talk Franklin we catch up on the MMA Conf, CDL training, & Town Council preview (audio)
FM #930 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 930 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
Topics for this session
Not only are we in 2023, but January is at an end
MMA annual meeting/conference
Key learnings, or take-aways
CDL inhouse training enabled by DPW
Earlier this month the Town Council reviewed goals
The Town Administrator review, coming to Council for approval
EDC approved inclusionary zoning, coming to council soon (2/15/23?)
Council outlook for Feb 1 session, Tri-County building proposal
Community Preservation Committee public hearing Feb 7
Rescheduled for Jan 17 meeting
Close with citizen engagement call to action, application process coming soon
Davis Thayer, Police Station, Master Plan committee opportunities
Open Space & Recreation Plan update underway
The conversation runs about 40 minutes.
Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Citizen-Participation-on-the-Menu-for-2023---Davis-Thayer--Master-Planning-and-more-e1uaohs/a-a993o1g
Town Council agenda for 2/1/23
Economic Development Meeting 1/25/23 (audio)
Ad-hoc Town Administrator Review Meeting 1/25/23 (audio)
Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator
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