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,
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.
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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
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 email@example.com or https://www.sta4.com/recruitment/ OR, if you’re ready, apply online using the button below!APPLY NOW!