Fire & Rescue

September is National Preparedness Month


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 15 career staff and approximately 50 active volunteers and junior Fire Cadets. Operating out of Downtown Station 1 and Pretlow Auxiliary Station 1A, the department deploys 3 Pumper/Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue truck, 1 Technical Rescue/Support trailer, a Rescue Boat, and 4 Medic/EMS Units. The department responds to approximately 2,500 calls per year, in addition to providing public education and training opportunities.

Contact: 562-8581
100 S. Main Street
Franklin, VA 23851
Chief Vince Holt