Members Of Franklin Fire & Rescue
Ben Ormond • 1101Fire Chief
Chief Ormond has a Masters in Emergency Services Management and a Bachelors in Fire Science. He is also certified as a fire officer lV, fire instructor lll, fire inspector ll, and many other fire rescue related specialties. Most recently he obtained his credentials as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and member of the lnstitution of Fire Engineers (MlFireE).
Ryan Hursey • 1102Assistant Chief
Assistant Chief Ryan Hursey has been with the department since 2006. Ryan is a certified NC Paramedic and a level II firefighter. Ryan is self-employed and works in construction and real estate.
Justin Setser • 1103Assistant Chief & PIO
Justin Setser has been with the department since 2002 and is serving as Assistant Chief. Justin is also the PIO for Franklin Fire & Rescue. He is employed with the Town of Franklin as Town
Planner. He is a third generation firefighter, a medical first responder, Rescue Technician, level II Firefighter and level II Instructor.
Carey Patton • 1104Captain
Carey has been with the department since 1997. He is a career firefighter for the Dekalb County Ga Fire Department. He is a level II Firefighter, EMT-I and a Haz-mat Tech. He also owns and operates Tentmasters of Franklin.
Tim Chavis • 1105Captain
Captain Chavis has been with the department since 2000 as a full time employee. He has been in the fire service since 1998. He is also a medical first responder. He is a level II Firefighter and a member of the Macon County Arson Team.
Bo Garrison • 1106Captain
Bo has been in the fire service since 1997 and with Franklin Fire & Rescue since 2004. He is a member of the Macon County Arson Team. He is a level II Firefighter. He is employed at Franklin Fire & Rescue as a paid firefighter.
Gabe Mckay • 1107Captain
Gabe McKay is employed at Franklin Fire & Rescue as a paid fire captain. He is a certified advanced EMT.
Luke Ledford • 1108Lieutenant
Luke Ledford is employed with Squad 4 with Macon County Fire Services. He has been with Franklin Fire & Rescue since 2019.
Keith Allen • 1109Safety & Training Officer
Keith has been in the fire service since 1989 and with Franklin since 1995. Keith has been training officer for ten years. He currently serves as Safety officer. He is also a medical first responder, a level II firefighter, a certified instructor and a member of the Macon County Arson Team. He is employed at LBJ Job Corp.
Greg Day • 1110Chief Engineer
Greg has been with the department since 1989. He has been in the fire service since 1983 and was a founding member of the Nantahala Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He is a level II Firefighter, a medical first responder and a certified Fire Instructor.
Killian Carpenter • 1111Firefighter
Killian is a member of the paid staff at Franklin Fire & Rescue. He is also a volunteer with Cowee Fire Department.
Chuck Norton • 1112Engineer
Chuck has been in the fire service for 20+ years and is an EMT and a level 3 Firefighter. Chuck is a paid engineer with Franklin Fire & Rescue
Jim Templeton • 1113Firefighter
Jim has been with the department since 1992. He is an EMT-B, a level IIl Firefighter and is a member of the Macon County Arson Team. He is employed at Parkdale Inc. in Georgia.
Dennis CARPENTER • 1114Firefighter
Dennis has been with the department since 2016 and is an employee with Frontier Communications.
Darian Greene • 1115Firefighter
Darian is our newest paid firefighter in the department.
John Hook • 1116Firefighter
John Hook has been with the department since 1997. He is a medical first responder and a level I Firefighter. He is employed by Macon County Government as the Animal Control Director.
Matthew Bingham • 1117Firefighter
Matthew is employed by the Franklin NC Police Department where he serves as a sergeant. He has been with Franklin Fire & Rescue since 2022.
Rick Westerman • 1118Firefighter
Rick is an employee of Habitat for Humanity.
Tim Lynn • 1119Firefighter
Tim has been with Franklin since 2014. Tim is employed by Macon County EMS as an advanced Medic.
Brian Leopard • 1121Firefighter
Brian has been with the department since 1991. He is employed with Swain County Government and is also a level II Firefighter.
Zach Ledford • 1122Engineer
Zach is a paid Engineer with Franklin Fire & Rescue. Zach is a certified EMT and Level 2 firefighter.
Joe Templeton • 1125Firefighter
Joe is a full-time employee of Macon County Dispatch.
Nathan Hursey • 1126Firefighter
Nathan has been with the department since 2010. He owns and operates his own body shop and towing service.
Matt Pruett • 1128Firefighter
Matt is a paramedic with Macon County EMS.
Clay Gibson • 1129Probationary Firefighter
Michael Gerra • 1132Firefighter
Michael is a NC Highway Patrol Officer.
Jerry Wright • 1133Firefighter
Jerry has been with the department since 1983 and served as Lieutenant for 10 years. He is an engineer for Duke Energy.
Pete Haithcock • 1134Firefighter
Firefighter Haithcock joined the department in 1976 and was appointed Chief in 1998 by the Town of Franklin as the first full time Chief. He has served as the President of the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters and Macon County Firemens Association. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the NC Army National Guard.
Jacob Gribble • 1135Firefighter
Jacob has been with Franklin since 2010. He is employed with Macon County Dispatch.
Mark Stanfield • 1136Engineer
Mark has been with Franklin Fire & Rescue since 2019 as a volunteer. In 2022 Mark was hired as a paid firefighter.
1937 Antique Firetruck • 1137Special Designation
Levi Ledford • 1138Firefighter
Levi is an employee with Macon County Fire Service or Squad 4.
Steve Anderson • 1139Firefighter
Steve is a Level II Firefighter. He is employed by Genesis Rescue Systems and has been with Franklin Fire & Rescue since 2017.