The Town of Franklin is pleased to welcome its new Fire Chief, Matt Breedlove. Chief Breedlove has been in the fire service since 1997. He is a level 2 firefighter and an EMT-B. He is a member of the Arson team and a level II fire instructor.
Franklin Fire & Rescue and the Franklin Police Department will be hosting Public Safety Day for Kids, a back to school event, on Saturday, August 24th at the Gazebo on the Square in Downtown Franklin. Hours are from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy a FREE hot dog meal, K-9 Meet & Greet, inflatables & water fun, firetrucks, police cars, hot car display and more! Bring your family and friends!
Franklin Fire & Rescue was formed in 1911 after the completion of the Town of Franklin's first water system. Before 1911 the only form of fire protection in Franklin was a bucket brigade of citizens. The departments first piece of equipment was a hand push cart that carried hose and tools. The department's first motorized piece of equipment was a model T Ford called Ol' Betsy.