Our mission is to save lives, prevent harm, and protect property – by providing a professional and compassionate team, that strives to exceed the expectations of our community and organization. This mission requires our members to act at all times with Courage, Honor, and Integrity, being focused on “Preserving the Past and Protecting the Future” of those we serve.
The Town of Franklin is pleased to announce the hiring of its newest Fire Chief, Benjamin Ormond. Ormond began his career in eastern North Carolina with the Pactolus Volunteer Fire Department in Pitt County. As a second-generation firefighter, he transitioned to municipal firefighting with the City of Greenville where he was a founding member of the NC Task Force 10 USAR Team. For the last 16 years of his career his work has spanned the globe.
Colder temperatures bring an increased chance of house fires along with the threat of wintry weather. Franklin Fire & Rescue encourages you to be prepared to keep you and your family safe. Review the safety information below and if there is a weather threat in our area, stay informed with the latest weather via local media, television or your smart phone.
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.
You're invited to become a member of Franklin Fire-Rescue in Franklin, NC. Prospective members must reside or work within one mile of the Franklin Fire and Rescue response district or remain within the Franklin Fire and Rescue response district for a significant part of the workday/workweek and be at least 18 years of age.