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
  • There are XXX businesses 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

Help us find you with a reflective address sign!

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 Company1 day ago
    1 week left to get your discounted Hersheypark tickets! When you purchase your 1-day tickets through our fundraiser, you pay $5 LESS PER TICKET than the “Best Prices of the Season” on Hersheypark’s website, plus, you’re helping the Franklin Fire Company continue to provide our services to your community. It’s a no-brainer!

    Hurry and order now using the link below and enter our code: 62624228! These prices only last until March 31st!
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    Franklin Fire Company3 days ago
    ***Brush and House Fire***

    Station 4 Volunteers knocked out 7 runs today including this brush and house fire while conducting our regular Wednesday bingo.

    At 6:20pm, Engine 45 and Special Unit 44 were alerted for a brush fire in the 1600 block of Crottlestown Rd. Crews found a 50 x 50 foot area involved and made quick work of it. K9 Blaze was on scene barking orders and assisting with "wetting down" the perimeter.

    Shortly after backing into the firehouse, Squad 41 and Truck 42 were out the door for a house fire in the 200 block of Miller Street. Squad 41 located fire on the rear porch and began opening up. Truck 42 laddered the roof and cut out the burnt section. Fire was contained to the rear porch.
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    Franklin Fire Company3 days ago
    ***Hybrid Vehicle Battery Fire***

    Engine 45 responded for the vehicle fire in the 2900 block of LWW just after 11am. Crews found a hybrid BMW that was already on fire months ago. As a salvage crew was removing the battery, it caught fire again. The business was able to remove the battery from the car and cover it with a hybrid vehicle fire blanket. Crews checked the vehicle and battery, finding no heat the scene was left with the property managers.
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    Franklin Fire Company4 days ago
    Squad 41 using it's pump-n-roll capability to extinguish a mulch fire at 1320 LWE.
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    Franklin Fire Company4 days ago
    * 3 Brush Fires in 20 mins *

    Crews started the day with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm around 8:30am in the 900 block of Blueberry Lane. Squad 41 and Truck 42 metered the structure and confirmed a faulty detector.

    During the lunch hour, things got busy as Station 4 and many other departments were responding in all directions for brush fires.

    Squad 41 on the Box Alarm to Adams County for a brush fire with possible structures involved. Adams Company 27 released the Squad prior to arrival.

    Squad 41 handled a mulch fire in the parking lot of 1320 LWE.

    Engine 45 assisted Company 8 with a brush and wood pile fire on Horst Lane in Hamilton Township. Engine 45 set up water supply for tankers.

    Photos courtesy of Franklin Fire Company, Buchanan Valley Fire Department and Marion Fire Company.
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    Franklin Fire Company6 days ago
    No Lazy Saturdays Here

    Franklin Fire Company volunteers spent Saturday serving a 230 person banquet then provided a little love to the apparatus and engine bay floor.

    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!