Blasting Complaints

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In the event of a blasting accident involving injury or damage, you should immediately call 9-1-1.

Vulcan Materials, located at 1001 Downs Blvd. in Franklin, blasts several times each week.  The vibrations can be felt throughout downtown Franklin and the surrounding area.  Each blast is monitored by seismic equipment to ensure that the ground movement and air blasts are within limits as established by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office.  These limits were established to prevent damage to structures.

If you have concerns or complaints about blasting, the State Fire Marshal's Office has jurisdiction over the use of explosives in construction.  Please contact the State Fire Marshal at (615) 741-7190 to report blasting damage or related concerns.

Blasting complaints may also be filed with the Franklin Fire Department Fire Marshal's Office.  Please visit the City of Franklin Customer Service Request website to report blasting-related complaints.  While the Fire Department does not have prosecution authority for damage caused by blasting, we may assist the State Fire Marshal's Office in investigations.