Join Franklin Fire, Franklin Police and other agencies for Public Safety Day for Kids. Enjoy a FREE Hotdog Lunch and great child safety information and giveaways at the Gazebo on the Square in Downtown Franklin. We will be offering Free Bike Helmets and be collecting school supplies for Macon County Schools.
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.