April 17, 2013 Hunters TRL Structure Fire
Around 9:30 p.m. on April 17, 2013 FFR was dispatched to a report of a working structure fire off of Hunters TRL. On arrival fire crews found heavy fire on the outside deck area of the home. Fire crews made an aggresive attack to bring the fire under control. The home owners were home and were able to escape with their infant and no injuries.
The home sustained heavy damage to the kitchen & living roomarea and attic. Fire crews were able to salvage some personal items for the family. The fire looks to have started on the deck from a cooking accident. Mtn Valley FD, Cullasaja FD, Clarks Chapel FD and Macon County EMS all responded to scene to assist.
April 16, 2013 Franklin High School Prom Promise
On April 16, 2013 FFR percipitated in Franklin High schools prom promise. During the event students were presented with a mock car crash. Showing what the effects of drinking and driving can cause. A crash scene was setup on Franklin High's football field for seniors and juniors. During the event students watch the scene evolve from the early stages of the crash to the end where a fellow FHS student is pronounced dead at the scene. Franklin PD, Macon County Sheriff's Office, FFR, Macon County EMS, North Carolina Highway Patrol and Macon Funeral Home all helped with the mock crash.
April 2, 2013 Mobile Home Fire on Gaston ST
On the evening of April 2, 2013 FFR responded to report of a fully involved structure fire. On arrival fire crews found the mobile home fully involved. The occupants of the home made it out safetly. But lost two family pets in the blaze. The occupant reported the fire started in the kitchen area of the home.
Fire crews were on scene till around midnight. This was the second structure fire for FFR in a 24 hour period. West Macon FD, Clarks Chapel FD and Cullasaja FD's provided mutual aid to Franklin.
April 2, 2013 Vacant Home Structure Fire at 49 Bulgin DR
Franklin Fire & Rescue responded to a working structure fire to a vacant house at 49 Bulgin DR. When the first fire units arrived on scene at around 1:30 am the house was heavly involved with fire. FFR estiblished a water source from a nearby fire hydrant. The house was a total lose. Fire crews where on scene until around 4:30 in the morning.
Franklin was assisted with mutual aid from West Macon FD, Clarks Chapel FD, Cullasaja FD and Mtn Valley Fd's. Franklin PD, Macon County EMS and Macon County Arson Team also was on scene of fire. This fire is still under investigation by Macon County Arson Team.
March 23, 2013 FFR responds to Traffic Light Down at Sylva RD.
Franklin Fire responded to a two car vehicle accident at the intersection of Sylva RD and E Main ST around 11 a.m. saturday March 23rd 2013. When Franklin arrived onscene they found one of the vehicles involved had struck a traffic signal pole and had broke the pole off. The traffic lights where hanging down into the road. Franklin with the assistance from Franklin PD and Macon County Sheriffs Office rerouted north bound traffic into town.
Traffic was detoured through Lake Emory RD for north bound traffic. NCDOT was contacted and a crew was dispatched from Asheville to fix the light and pole. Franklin stayed onscene till around 4 p.m. to assist with traffic while NCDOT made the repairs. All occupants of the vehicle refused transport to ER.
March 12th & 14th 2013 Abandoned House Structure Fires!
Franklin Fire & Rescue responded to two structure fires in abandoned house in three days. The first was on March 12th around 11:45 p.m. at 92 Promise ln. On arrival the structure had already burned through the roof. The fires was bought under control in about an hour and the home was a total lose.
On March 14th around 11:00 p.m. Franklin was paged to a structure fire at 1455 Old Murphy Rd (pictured). On arrival Franklin found heavy fire to the garage and to the back of the structure. Franklin made an aggressive attack and brought the fire under control in about an hour. West Macon and Clarks Chapel FD provided assistance to both calls. Both fires are under investigation both the Macon County Arson Team.
January 4, 2013 Firefighters save family dog from Structure Fire!
On Friday January 4, 2013 Franklin Fire & Rescue was dispacthed to fire at a home at 193 Kinsland Rd. The caller advised that their oxygen machine had caught on fire and they were disabled. The home owner and their family member was able to escape the home with out injury. On arrival Franklin Fire crews found a fire the in the living room area. The fire was brought under control very quickly.
A search was preformed and firefighters found the family dog down and unresponsive. Firefighters brought the dog outside and began resuscitation efforts. Fire crews were able to revive the family dog and Macon County Animal Control transported it to a Vet in Georgia. Mountain Valley FD and Cullasaja FD provided mutual aid to Franklin.
January 3, 2013 Structure Fire at 23 Carvail RD.
Around 12:45 a.m. Franklin Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a possible structure in the area of Ridgecrest Height RD. The caller reported to seeing a fire in the area of Ridgecrest Heights RD that looked to be a structure fire. On arrivall FFR found a home fully invovled with fire. The fire had already vented its self through the roof over one of the bedrooms. FFR made an aggressive attack through the car port and knocked the fire down. The home was vacant at the time of the fire.
It took fire crew about two hours to bring the fire completely under control. No injuries came from this fire and Mountain Valley FD and Cullasaja FD provided mutual aid to Franklin. Macon County Arson Team is investigating the fire at this time.
December 20, 2012 Manager in training: Cabe begins transition phase, aldermen ready for a change!
By M.A. Lewis
Warren Cabe has begun the transition to the position of Franklin Town Manager. Sam Greenwood presented the Franklin Board of Aldermen a timeline for the transition phase at their Dec. 3 meeting. Cabe currently serves a dual role as the fire chief/assistant town manager.
In a memo handed out at the end of the town board’s meeting, Greenwood said that Cabe’s reorganization of the fire department is nearly done and that he would start freeing up time to work on town management issues while still serving as fire chief.
October 28, 2012 New ISO Rating 3/4.
Franklin Fire & Rescue has received their new rating class of 3/4-9E from the OSFM. This is a new rating ithat will be lowering from the past rating of 6/9. Residents and business owners can see these drops in insurance premiums starting in February 2013.
Businesses in the city of limits of Franklin will recieve the rating of 3, while residential rating will remain at a 6. Businesses outside of the city limits but still in Franklin's 5 mile district will recieve the rating of 4 and residential will drop to a 6. A 6 is the lowest the state allows for residential home owners. Here is the offical letter from the OSFM office on the rate changes. OSFM LETTER!
October 12, 2012 Barn fire off of Airport RD.
Around 4:30 a.m. on Friday October 12th, 2012 Franklin Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a barn on fire at 127 Lloyd Tallent RD. On arrival the barn was fully involved and full of hay and some farm equipment. Cowee FD, Burningtown FD, Clarks Chapel FD and Mountain Valley FD provided mutual aid for Franklin.
The fire was under control in about two hours but fire crews were onscene till 1:00 p.m. dealing with hot spots. There was a total of 81,000 gallons of water flowed on the large amount of hay in the barn to extiguish all hot spots. West Macon FD was paged to standby at Franklin's station to respond to other calls that might come in Franklin's district.
August 10, 2012 Chemical Fire at Caterpillar Precision Seals!
Franklin Fire and Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at Caterpillar Precision Seals located at 517 Industrial Park Road at approximately 4:30 PM. Smoke was showing when crews arrived and the building had been evacuated. Crews conducted an interior attack extinguishing a fire in a large equipment area and the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes Crews overhauled the area and facility staff began cleanup operations.
Damage was estimated at approximately $5000. There were no injuries. West Macon,
Clarks Chapel, and Cullasaja Fire
Departments provided assistance along with Macon County EMS.