Meet Your Fire 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.
Kevin holds an Applied Science degree in Accounting from Alamance Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude; and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership, also from Waldorf University, where he graduated With Distinction. Additionally, Kevin is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy. He holds various certifications, including Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Fire Inspector I, Fire and Rescue Instructor II, EMT-B, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800, HazMat Operations Plus, Child Safety Seat Technician, Technical Rescuer Certification, Emergency Vehicle Driver, and CDL-B.
In addition to his service in the fire industry, Kevin has also trained numerous corporate emergency response teams and facilitated training in First Aid, CPR, AED, HazMat Command, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Extinguisher, Building Evacuations, Incident Command, and Disaster Preparedness. He has orchestrated mass casualty drills simulating auto accidents, aircraft crashes, structure fires, and terrorism. He is certified as an American Heart Association and Medic First Aid instructor.
Kevin is married (Carey) with three children: Drew, (19), Payce (13), and Koen (11). Aside from spending time with his family, Kevin enjoys golf, woodworking, and hunting in his free time.
Contact the Fire Chief
Franklin Fire Chief
PO Box 1479
Franklin, NC 28744-1479
Phone: (828) 524-2332