About Franklin Fire & Rescue


Franklin Fire and Rescue is located in Franklin, North Carolina. The Department was formed in 1911 and has 32 highly trained, dedicated volunteer members and seven full time paid members. Franklin responds to just under 2000 calls a year. The department has eight trucks in house and has over 39 square miles of fire district.


The role of Franklin Fire & Rescue is to provide quality fire and rescue services to the residents and visitors in the Franklin area.


What services does Franklin Fire and Rescue provide?
Franklin is an ISO class 3 fire dept in the city limits of Franklin and a class 4 in the rural district. FFR is also a NC Rescue Association lite rescue dept and a medical first responder dept as well.

How many calls does FFR have in a year?
FFR averages about 5.6 calls a day.

Will FFR come fill my swimming pool?
Filling swimming pools is not a service that FFR provides.

Can I get a fire extinguisher filled at FFR?
No, we do not provide that service.

Does FFR give tours of the station?
Yes we do. Franklin Fire & Rescue welcomes many groups to the station each year including Boy Scout troops, schools and church groups. Tours should be setup with Chief Rohrer in advance by calling (828) 524-2332.

Can the fire station be rented out for birthday parties?
No, it can’t be rented.

Will FFR come check or change the batteries in my smoke detector?
Yes, if you are physically unable to check our change your smoke detector batteries, FFR will come check them for you.

How do I become a volunteer member of FFR?
Refer to our recruitment page under the members tab or click here to be redirected to that page.