Fire Officers

Mark Trace – Fire Chief

Mark has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 27 years. He has been an officer for 22 years, including 15 years as Fire Chief. He has also served as Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, and Captain. Outside of the Franklins, Mark is a Lieutenant for DC Fire Department.

Travis Miller – Deputy Chief

Travis has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 28 years. 2022 is his 8th year as an officer. Prior to becoming Deputy Chief, Travis also served as Sergeant and Assistant Chief. Outside of Station 4, Travis is a Lieutenant for DC Fire Department.

Dave Olson – 1st Assistant Chief

Dave has been a member at Station 4 for 15 years and has been an officer for 8 years. Besides serving as Assistant Chief, Dave has also held the position of Deputy Chief and Captain. Outside of the Franklin Fire Company, Dave is a Lieutenant at Washington County Department of Emergency Services.

McKenzie “Wink” Winklbauer – 2nd Assistant Chief

Wink has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 12 years. 2022 is his fifth year as an officer. He also served as Lieutenant and Captain before becoming 2nd Assistant Chief. Outside of Station 4, Wink owns and operates M. Winklbauer Carpentry.

Owen Ranck – Captain

Owen has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 8 years. 2022 is his fifth year as an officer. Before becoming Captain, Owen also served as Sergeant and Lieutenant. Outside of Station 4, he works at PennDot as an Equipment Operator.

Matt Bigler – Lieutenant

Matt has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 16 years and has been an officer for 6 years. Prior to becoming Lieutenant in 2021, he also served as Sergeant and Assistant Chief. Outside of Station 4, Matt is a Recycling Truck Driver for the Borough of Chambersburg.

Colby Miller – Sergeant 44-1

Colby has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 4 years. 2022 is his second year holding the position of Sergeant. Last year, Colby served as Sergeant 44-2. Outside of Station 4, Colby works for A+ Landscaping as a Landscaper.

Justin Verdier – Sergeant 44-2

Justin has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 5 years. 2022 is his first year holding the position of Sergeant. Outside of Station 4, Justin works at New Enterprise Stone and Lime.