Fund Drive 2024

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.

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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 Company3 months ago
    **Monday Night Drill and Calls**
    Last evening, Station 4 members took part in our yearly doll house burn constructed and presented by Assistant Chief 48 (D. Olson). The purpose of burning the doll house is to help have a better understanding of fire behavior and flow paths. AC48 demonstrated several different fire scenarios showing how our actions on the fire ground can affect fire conditions. The doll house also allowed for members to read smoke conditions.

    3:59pm - Vehicle Accident
    Squad 41 responded to the area of 2197 Lincoln Way East for a vehicle accident. Squad 41 found a two vehicle, head on collision. Squad 41 assisted with patient care and handled debris/fluid clean up. Station 4 fire police also assisted with traffic control.

    4:03pm - Vehicle Accident
    While SQ41 handled the other first due accident, Engine 43 responded with mutual aid units to Interstate 81 in the area of the 12 mile marker for a vehicle accident. Units found a 2 vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger car.

    4:05pm - Fire Alarm
    While SQ41 and E43 were on vehicle accidents, Truck 42 responded to Lowe’s for a fire alarm. Units found an accidental activation.
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    Franklin Fire Company3 months ago
    We had a blast participating in the annual Christmas parade. Thanks to all who waved and cheered us on. Merry Christmas 🎄
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    Franklin Fire Company
    Franklin Fire Company3 months ago
    Watch for the Franklin’s Volunteers in the annual Downtown Chambersburg Christmas Parade! Flash us a 4 if you spot us!!
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    Franklin Fire Company3 months ago
    **Calls for Friday 11/17/23**

    3:22pm - Barn Fire - Truck 42 and Utility 44, in the area, responded to the 16800 Block of Scribey Rd for a working barn fire. Units found a small barn, multiple vehicles, and the woods on fire. Due to a single lane road, Truck 42 staged about a mile from the scene to allow room for tankers to shuttle water. Utility 44 was able assist with the fire in the woods using a hand line.

    4:32pm - Vehicle Accident w/ Entrapment - Lieutenant 44 and SQ41 responded to the 19.5 MM of Interstate 81 N for a vehicle accident with entrapment. CO7 found a 3 vehicle accident with no entrapment or injuries. LT44 held the assignment to CO7.

    5:23pm - Inside Smoke Odor - Engine 43 and Truck 42 responded to the 600 Block of Hamilton Ave for an odor of smoke inside a residence. Units found a malfunctioning furnace unit.

    7:00pm - Station 4 members cleaned all of the apparatus and engine bay. This is done at a minimum of every Friday.
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    Franklin Fire Company4 months ago
    **Brush Fire**
    Special Unit 44, Engine 43, and AC48 responded to the 7600 Block of Fort McCord Road for a brush fire. Units found an approximate 1/4 acre of leaves on fire in a wooded area. SU44 and E43 were able to extinguish the fire and prevent any further spreading. Tanker 13 was also on scene and supplied water.
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    Franklin Fire Company4 months ago
    **Fluid Spill**
    Squad 41 responded to the area of Boyer Mill Road and Warm Spring Road for a fluid spill. Squad 41 found a trail of diesel fuel on Boyer Mill Road and was able to handle it using absorbent with the help of Hamilton Township.

    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
    • Non-Operational: Fundraising & events and other various tasks.
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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!