Welcome to theRocky Garzarek Franklin Fire Department, established nearly 200 years ago in 1820!  We are an all-career, Advanced Life Support department with more than 160 personnel. Franklin recently received the top rating for fire protection services - earning a Class 1 Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  This makes Franklin one of less than 150 cities out of more than 48,000 rated in the U.S. that have beeISO Class1 Logon awarded this classification, according to ISO.  Property owners should benefit from the improved rating with lower insurance premiums.  The new rating went into effect December 1, 2015.  We have seven fire stations throughout the city with another under construction.  Station 8 in Westhaven is expected to open in 2016.  We are here to serve our wonderful community--Rocky Garzarek, Franklin Fire Chief

Meet Chief Garzarek


Important phone numbers

  • Emergencies - 911
  • Non-emergency dispatch - (615) 794-3411
  • Franklin Fire Administration PHONE - (615) 791-3270
  • Franklin Fire Administration FAX - (615) 591-5615
  • Staff directory - Click here
  • TN Poison Center - (800) 222-1222
  • Blasting complaints (TN State Fire Marshal) - (615) 741-7190


In the spotlight

FFD is now scheduling Fire Flash presentations for pre-teens and teens.  CLICK HERE to learn more!
 Ladder 5 and Ladder 8
Ladder 5 and Ladder 8 have arrived!  To watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video about how FFD's newest trucks were built, CLICK HERE!
 Station 8
 Station 8 in Westhaven is under construction!