Fund Drive 2023

76% of our budget must come from donations

So, what do we do with the funds?

2022 Call Stats

  • 898 Total Incidents
  • 49 Working Structure Fires
  • 14 Vehicle Extrications
  • 94 Medical Assistance Calls

An average of 10 members were on each call.

First Due Statistics

“First due” area means that we are the fire company expected to be first to the scene in the event of an emergency to that area.

  • Around 17,500 people live in our first due

We also respond mutual aid to surrounding areas, such as the Borough of Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Marion, Waynesboro, and more, depending on the type of emergency,

About Us

We are your first responder in the event of a fire or other emergency. We have 5 fully equipped vehicles that stand ready to respond to brush fires, structure fires, floods, vehicle accidents, special rescues, and medical emergencies.

Our service helps keep taxes down by eliminating the need for a paid fire department. With your donation, the Franklin Fire Company can continue to protect you.

Our 20-year-old twin engines are due to be replaced in 2024

Per National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) standards, fire apparatus should be retired at 20 years of age. Updating our apparatus ensures we are always in-service and able to respond to emergencies quickly and with the best life-saving technology.

In 2023, just one new engine costs around $1,000,000.

Some items we completed in recent years:

Every year, we…

Each year, we spend between $20,000 and $30,000 to upgrade, replace, repair, and test our life-saving rescue equipment. We spend another $20,000 to $30,000 of money we receive from grants doing the same thing! Properly working, up-to-date equipment is crucial for us to be able to do our jobs.

More ways to support your local 100% volunteer fire department

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Reflective address signs are available to homeowners by donation. Call (717) 263-8600 or complete the form below to request yours.

    Upcoming Events

    Support us by attending one (or more) of our upcoming events! We would love to see you!

    Luxury Bingo – April 16th

    Bash in the Valley – September 16th

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    Franklin Fire Company

    The Franklin Fire Company has a long and proud history of serving and protecting the citizens of Chambersburg and the surrounding areas. To continue our mission, we are continually working to improve our service and effectiveness. Station 4 is also always looking for committed and highly driven individuals to join our family as firefighters or volunteers in a social setting. To learn more about opportunities to serve and joining our team, simply direct message this page or stop by our station and request a membership application.
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    Franklin Fire Company23 hours ago
    **Vehicle Accident & Land Rescue**

    Squad 41 and Engine 43 responded to the intersection of Falling Spring Road and Lincoln Way E for a vehicle accident. Units found a t-bone collision with minor injuries. Station 4 fire police handled traffic control.

    Squad 41 and Special Unit 44 responded to the Hoss’s Steak House parking lot for a land rescue. Units found 1 patient that hand their hand stuck in the handle of a scissor jack for a car. Crews were able to utilize a hydraulic tool to spread the handle open freeing the patient’s hand and leaving them with no injuries. Squad 41 then completed changing the flat tire for the patient.
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    Franklin Fire Company5 days ago
    Monday nights aren't just for football.

    Crews working on their extrication skills at our weekly drill night. We're always training for your next emergency.
    Franklin Fire Company
    Franklin Fire Company5 days ago
    **Crash on I-81 and Runs for Sunday**
    9/25/23 12:44am
    Squad 41 and Engine 43 responded to Interstate 81 South in the area of the 14 mile marker for a vehicle accident. Units found a single vehicle accident into the guide wire. Station 4 fire police also assisted with traffic control.

    10:42am - Engine 43 and Truck 42 for an automatic fire alarm.

    1:15pm - Squad 41, Engine 43, and STA4 fire police to the intersection of Walker Rd and Nolts Rd for a vehicle accident. Units found a 2 vehicle accident with no injuries.

    4:54pm - Squad 41 responded to a medical assist in the Borough of Chambersburg while Chambersburg units operated on an inside gas odor call.

    5:02pm - Squad 41 responded to a medical assist in the Borough of Chambersburg.
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    Franklin Fire Company7 days ago
    October is quickly approaching… and we are here for it!

    October is Customer Appreciation Month at Franklin Fire Company Bingo! Every Wednesday bingo in October, you could win a TREAT!
    🎃 Your package of our regular 9-card package gets you one chance to win that week’s “treat”
    🎃 See a treat you love? Purchase additional entries to win for $1 each.
    🎃 We will raffle off a different treat each week before halftime - check out the schedule below!

    JOIN US!
    📍158 W King St, Chambersburg
    ⏰ Doors open at 4:30, Bingo starts at 6:45
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    Franklin Fire Company2 weeks ago
    **4 runs and Monday Night Training**

    2:58pm - Squad 41 responded with 4 for a Pedestrian Accident in the area of Cider Press Rd and Falling Spring Rd. Squad 41 arrived to find one bicyclist hit by a passenger car.

    3:14pm- Squad 41 landed LifeNet 8-1 for the patient of pedestrian accident.

    4:25pm- Sta 4 units alerted for medical assist in the borough of Chambersburg, units were cancelled while responding.

    5:57pm - Box 44-03 was alerted for an appliance fire on Minnich Road. Caller reported a washing machine on fire. E13-2 arrived first finding a single story rancher with nothing evident side alpha. E43 arrived on scene immediately after and prepared to reverse lay to the hydrant while crews went inside to investigate. A burnt up belt was found on a washer.

    7:00pm - Monday Night Drill - Drill tonight consisted of basic handline stretches in an acquired structure. Members went over hose line management and different techniques for flaking out a dry line inside small areas.
    Franklin Fire Company
    Franklin Fire Company2 weeks ago
    **Crash with Confinement**

    Station 4 Volunteers responded to Interstate 81 South in the area of mile marker 14 for a crash with entrapment. Squad 41 found a single tractor trailer crashed into the cable barrier with 1 patient still inside. Command was established by Assistant Chief 48. The patient was found to be only confined inside the cab and Squad 41 was able to spread open the passenger door having the patient climb free with no injuries. Franklin County Hazmat 28 was requested to the scene to assist with management of approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel that leaked from the ruptured saddle tanks. Station 4 fire police handled traffic control.

    We need volunteers!

    We welcome any and all types of help! Opportunities available include:

    • Firefighters (age 18+)
    • Live-in Firefighters (age 18+)
    • Junior Firefighters (age 14-17)
    • Fire Police
    • Fundraising and event workers
    • Administrative Assistance
    • Handymen and Maintenance Personnel
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    Volunteer memberships are declining, and volunteer fire departments are struggling to keep their companies properly staffed. We aren’t looking for heroes, just neighbors with the right attitude. For more information, email or OR, if you’re ready, apply online using the button below!