Fire and Rescue
ISO Class 3 Rating
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 51 career staff and approximately 10 volunteers and junior members. The department has 3 Engines, 2 Aerial Apparatus, 1 Rescue Truck, 1 Brush Truck, 4 Medic Units, 1 Technical Rescue/Support Trailer, a 19’ Carolina Skiff Rescue Boat, a 14’ john boat, a Safety House Trailer for Public Fire Education, a Shelter Support Unit, and 4 staff vehicles.
Franklin Fire and Rescue operates out of Station 1 Downtown and the Pretlow Sub station. The department also provides fire and EMS personnel to support the four volunteer rescue squads of Southampton County and the Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department in the city 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
FF&R responded to 2,424 EMS calls for service and 205 fire calls for service in 2021, in addition to providing public education and training opportunities.