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Regional Equipment Caches

Both WRHSAC and the Emergency Preparedness Program have built up equipment caches for use in emergencies and planned events.  Placed strategically throughout the region, these goods and equipment are available…

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Emergency Preparedness Planning

The Emergency Preparedness Program partners with Franklin County communities to facilitate the continuous improvement of emergency management in the region. We do this by: Coordinating preparedness efforts amongst town governments,…

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Clean Energy

In 2019, FRCOG was awarded funding by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) through the Affordable Access to Regional Coordination (AARC) Program to increase local-level knowledge of clean and efficient…

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Business Development Resources

FRCOG works with local municipalities, regional organizations, and state and federal agencies to create conditions and support access to resources that fosters entrepreneurship, grows existing businesses, creates employment opportunities, and…

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Franklin County Water and Wastewater Study

Using grant funds from an U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), FRCOG hired the consulting firm Tighe & Bond, Inc. to review records, interview system operators, collect Geographic Information System (GIS)…

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Municipal Resources

Along with being available to assist you with questions about local government and regional issues, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments also provides multiple resources, such as county road maps,…

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Cooperative Public Health Service

The CPHS Health District works to protect and promote public health in its 15 member towns, under the direction of the local Boards of Health. A Board of Health works…

Age & Dementia Friendly Communities

Age & Dementia Friendly Communities

By 2030 one in 5 people in the in US will be age 65 or older.  In Franklin County this demographic shift is particularly rapid; while in 2010 only 15%…

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Information and resources regarding COVID-19 prevention and treatment in Franklin County.

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Partnership for Youth & Communities That Care

Partnership for Youth (PFY) promotes the health and well-being of teens in the Franklin County and North Quabbin region. PFY collaborates with school and community partners to establish and support…

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