Ryan Hursey was recently name Fireman of the Year by his peers.
The award was presented to Hursey during the department's annual holiday banquet.
Chief Kevin RohrerMeet the Chief
Before accepting the Fire Chief position for the Town of Franklin in 2016, Kevin Rohrer began his service in 1995 as a volunteer firefighter with Graham Fire Department, located in Alamance County, North Carolina. Kevin began his professional career in Wake County when he joined Morrisville Fire and Rescue Department in 1999 as a firefighter and promoted through the ranks, becoming a Captain in 2008. During his tenure, Kevin designed and implemented the first firefighter agility training program in the department and was a mentor to volunteers. In 2012, Kevin was awarded Fire Officer of the Year.
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.