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Fire and Rescue

Station 1 Crew

 

The mission of the Franklin Fire and Rescue Department is to save lives, protect property and educate the public. We strive to meet these challenges by providing quality, cost-efficient services in the following areas:

  • EMS care and transportation
  • Quick and efficient response to fire, rescue and emergency incidents
  • Public education in first aid and fire prevention
  • Business and industry support through fire prevention and inspection
  • Quick system access in conjunction with Enhanced 911

The Franklin Fire & Rescue Department employs 27 career staff and approximately 35 volunteers and junior members. Operating out of Downtown Station 1 and Pretlow Auxiliary Station, the department has 3 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Rescue Truck, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Technical Rescue/Support Trailer, a 19’ Carolina Skiff Rescue Boat, 2 - 14’ john boats, 5 Medic Units, a Safety House Trailer for Public Fire Education, a Shelter Support Unit, and 4 staff vehicles. The department responded to 2,670 calls in 2013 which is a 26 call increase from the 2,644 calls ran in 2012, in addition to providing public education and training opportunities.