Welcome to Franklin Fire & Rescue

Franklin Fire Rescue Franklin North Carolina

Mission StatementServing the Town of Franklin, NC

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.



Chief Ben Ormond Franklin Fire Rescue

Chief BEN ORMONDMeet the Chief

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.





Frankiln Fire Rescue Franklin North Carolina

HistoryServing Franklin, NC Since 1911

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.



Firefighters Franklin Fire Rescue Franklin NC

Meet Your FiremenMembers of FFR

Franklin Fire & Rescue is comprised of 39 firefighters which are highly trained and dedicated to your safety.

32 of our firefighters are volunteers.


Join Frankiln Fire Rescue Franklin North Carolina

Join UsBecome A Member

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.


Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety TipsBe Fire Smart!

Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. In fact, half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.

As you stay cozy and warm this winter, be fire smart!