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Franklin County Fire & Rescue Stations

Fire Departments

  • Department 1 - Rocky Mount VFD
  • Company 3 - Ferrum VFD
  • Company 4 - Glade Hill VFD
  • Company 5 - Callaway VFD
  • Company 6 - Snow Creek VFD
  • Company 7 - Boones Mill VFD
  • Company 8 - Fork Mountain VFD
  • Company 9 - Burnt Chimney VFD
  • Company 10 - Scruggs VFD
  • Company 11 - Smith Mountain Lake Marine VFC (Dispatched by Bedford County)
  • Company 12 - Hardy VFD (Dispatched by Bedford County)
  • Company 13 - Cool Branch VFD (Dual Dispatched by Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties)
  • Company 14 - Henry VFD
  • Company 15 - Westlake Fire Station

Rescue Squads

  • Squad 1 - Franklin County Department of Public Safety
  • Squad 2 - Franklin County VRS
  • Squad 3 - Ferrum VRS
  • Squad 4 - Glade Hill VRS
  • Squad 5 - Callaway VRS
  • Squad 6 - Snow Creek VRS
  • Squad 7 - Boones Mill VFD
  • Squad 8 - Fork Mountain VRS
  • Squad 9 - Red Valley VRS
  • Squad 10 - Scruggs VRS
  • Squad 11 - Scruggs Dive Team
  • Squad 13 - Cool Branch VRS (Dual Dispatched by Franklin & Pittsylvania County)
  • Squad 14 - Henry VFD (Non-Transport EMS only)
  • Squad 15 - Westlake Fire Station

Franklin County Fire & Rescue Radio Call Signs

Fire/Rescue Apparatus

Type Specific Designator - Station Designator and optional Redundant Equipment Differentiator

Tower 1, Crash 3, Engine 4, Tanker 5B (The "B" differentiator shows that Company 5 has two tankers thus the radio call signs "Tanker 5" & "Tanker 5B"), and so forth.

  • Engine - NFPA approved pumper
  • Pumper/Wagon - Non-NFPA approved pumper
  • Ladder - Straight stick ladder truck
  • Tower - Tower ladder truck
  • Tanker - Water tender
  • Crash - Crash/rescue truck
  • Attack/Mini Pumper - Mini pumper
  • Brush - Brush truck
  • Utility/Truck/Unit - Response vehicle or support unit

Volunteer Fire Personnel

Fire/Rescue Designator - Agency Identifier - Member Number

"3" is the Fire Department member designator.

  • 3-1-0 to 3-1-99 - Firefighters from Department 1
  • 3-3-0 to 3-3-99 - Firefighters from Company 3
  • Chief # - Fire Department Chief
  • Deputy Chief # - Fire Department Deputy Chief
  • Assistant Chief # - Fire Department Assistant Chief

EMS Apparatus

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

All ambulances are licensed at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level, however radio call signs are based on the apparatus' staffing level. Basic Life Support (BLS) staffed units are designated "Rescue" and ALS staffed units are designated "Med" or "Medic." For example, Rescue 2B, Med 5, Medic 15, etc. Note that the redundant equipment differentiator is NOT an indication of run order.

  • Medic - Ambulance
  • Response - EMS response vehicle

Volunteer EMS Personnel

Fire/Rescue Designator - Agency Identifier - Member Number

"2" is the Basic Life Support (BLS) (EMT or EMT-Advanced) Rescue Squad member designator and "16" is the Advanced Life Support (ALS) (EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic) Rescue Squad member designator .

  • 2-2-0 to 2-2-99 - BLS providers from Squad 2
  • 2-3-0 to 2-3-99 - BLS providers from Squad 3
  • 16-01 to 16-99 - ALS providers (Countywide)
  • Captain # - Rescue Squad Captain (Equal in rank to Fire Chief in ICS scheme)
  • Lieutenant # - Rescue Squad Lieutenant

Career Staff

Franklin County Public Safety (Squad 1) employs approximately 50 full-time and part-time employees that perform administrative and operational duties. Administrative staff are headquartered in the Public Safety Center in Rocky Mount, while field staff are located in the Rocky Mount, Ferrum, Glade Hill, Snow Creek, Boones Mill, Fork Mountain, and Westlake stations. Career staff are cross-trained as firefighters and are able to respond with fire/rescue apparatus as needed.

  • PS 1 - Public Safety Director
  • PS 2 - Division Chief, Operations
  • PS 20+ - Chaplains
  • FM 1 - Fire Marshal
  • FM 2 - Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Com 3 - Communications Coordinator
  • EMS 1 - Operational Medical Director
  • Training 1 - EMS Training Coordinator
  • Training 2 - Fire/Rescue Training Coordinator
  • Captain 1 (24x7) - Field Supervisor
  • 200 to 2199 - Career staff
  • Medic 1-2 (05:30 to 1800, Monday through Friday)
  • Medic 1-3 (24x7)
  • Medic 1-4 (24x7)
  • Medic 1-6 (05:30 to 1800, staffed up to three days a week)
  • Medic 1-7 (24x7)
  • Medic 1-8 (24x7)
  • Engine 15/Medic 15 (24x7)
  • Utility 1 - Utility truck
  • Logistics 1 - Logistics vehicle

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