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Franklin County Fire & Rescue Stations

Fire Departments

  • 1 Rocky Mount VFD (Department 1)
  • 3 Ferrum VFD (Company 3)
  • 4 Glade Hill VFD (Company 4)
  • 5 Callaway VFD (Company 5)
  • 6 Snow Creek VFD (Company 6)
  • 7 Boones Mill VFD (Company 7)
  • 8 Fork Mountain VFD (Company 8)
  • 9 Burnt Chimney VFD (Company 9)
  • 10 Scruggs VFD (Company 10)
  • 11 Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Company (No Station ID - Units are "Fireboat 11-XX")
  • 12 Hardy VFD (Company 12 - Dispatched by Bedford County)
  • 13 Cool Branch VFD (Company 13 - Dual Dispatched by Franklin & Pittsylvania County)
  • 14 Henry VFD (Company 14)
  • 15 Franklin County Dept. of Public Safety - Westlake Station

Rescue Squads

  • 1 Franklin County Dept. of Public Safety (Squad 1)
  • 2 Franklin County Rescue Squad (Squad 2 - Volunteer)
  • 3 Ferrum VRS (Squad 3)
  • 4 Glade Hill VRS (Squad 4)
  • 5 Callaway VRS (Squad 5)
  • 6 Snow Creek VRS (Squad 6)
  • 7 Boones Mill VFD (Squad 7)
  • 8 Fork Mountain VRS (Squad 8)
  • 9 Red Valley Rescue Squad (Squad 9)
  • 10 Scruggs VRS (Squad 10)
  • 11 Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Company (Non-Transport First Response by Boat)
  • 12 Hardy VRS (Squad 12 - Dispatched by Bedford County)
  • 13 Cool Branch VRS (Squad 13 - Dual Dispatched by Franklin & Pittsylvania County)
  • 14 Henry VFD (Company 14 - Non-Transport First Response)
  • 15 Franklin County Dept. of Public Safety - Westlake Station

NOTE - Henry VFD (Company 14) is in the Henry Community of Franklin County NOT Henry County

Franklin County Fire & Rescue Radio Call Signs

Fire Units

Type Specific Designator - Station Designator and optional Redundant Equipment Differentiator

Tower 1, Crash 3, Engine 4, Tanker 5B (The "B" differentiator shows that Co 5 has 2 Tankers thus the radio call signs "Tanker5" & "Tanker5B"), and so forth.

Rescue Units

Type (Staffing) Designator - Station Designator - Redundant Equipment Differentiator

All trucks in the county are licensed and stocked to the ALS level. Radio call signs are based on current staffing at that particular day / time. BLS staffed units are designated "Rescue" and ALS staffed units are designated "Med" or "Medic"

Rescue 2B, Med 5, etc.

Note that the redundant equipment differentiator is NOT an indication of run order.

Staff ID's

Fire/Rescue Designator - Agency Identifier - Member Number

2 is an Basic Life Support (BLS) EMS member designator (EMT-B & EMT-Enhanced)

3 is a Fire member designator

16 is the new Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS member designator (EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic) followed by an agency & member specific designator.

  • Note 1 - The 2 vs 16 BLS/ALS designator does NOT apply to the County Career staff (i.e. Squad 1)
  • Note 2 - To keep from having 3 digit agency & member specific designators for Squad 10 & since the 16 prefix is not applied to Squad 1 (Career Staff), they were looped down to the "10" series numbers (See examples below for clarification)

Some volunteer agencies reserve the first few slots for line officers where as others use command title designations.

2-1-25 - Member from Squad 1 (could be BLS or ALS)

2-2-0 - BLS Member from Volunteer Squad 2

16-20 ... 16-29 - ALS Members from Squad 2

16-30 ... 16-39 - ALS Members from Squad 3

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16-90 ... 16-99 - ALS Members from Squad 9

16-10 ... 16-19 - ALS Members from Squad 10

3-3-38 - Fire Member from Company 3

Chief 9 - Chief of Dept for Co 9

Captain 2 - Captain of Squad 2 (Equal in rank to FD Chief in ICS scheme)


Special Notes for Squad 1

Squad 1 is all Franklin County Dept. of Public Safety Field Staff.

All field staff are cross trained Fire & EMS and each Ambulance carries SCBA's, basic hand tools, and turn out gear.


Current EMS unit staffing

3 ALS Ambulances 05:30 to 18:00 M-F currently running out of stations 2,7, and 8 (Medic 1-2, 1-7, and 1-8)

3 ALS Ambulances 24 X 7 out of stations 3, 4, and 15 (Medic 1-3, 1-4, and 15)

1 ALS QRV 24 X 7 out of the Admin Office. Also functions as system Supervisor (Captain 1)

Career Fire Suppression unit staffing

Career staff at Stations 3, 4, 7, and 8 are also cross responding suppression apparatus as needed during the daylight hours when volunteer staffing is low. Station 15 has an ambulance and an engine and will respond with either apparatus depending on the call type.

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