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 regretfully cancels the Boo Bash that is held each year on Halloween. The annual event draws over 1,000 visitors to Franklin Fire Department. “We are saddened by this but we must adhere to all safety protocols to ensure the protection of our staff and residents during the current Covid-19 pandemic,” said Fire Chief Matt Breedlove. The Boo Bash will be back in 2021.
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.