Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fire Dept -

Did you know that the 2008 Annual Report provides the Mission Statement for the Fire Department?

The mission of the Franklin Fire Department is to …
  • Have a positive impact in the lives of citizens and visitors of Franklin in their time of crisis by providing compassionate, contemporary, community driven services.
  • Safeguard human life from the perils of fire, sudden illness, injury or other emergency medical condition, natural and man-made disasters as well as preserve the environment and property from ensuing destruction.
  • Be responsible for a safe, productive and pleasant work environment for our employees, and provide them opportunities to gain new skills and advance their personal career goals.

The operational objectives the department uses to measure its success in meeting our mission are:
  1. Initiating advanced life support to patients within 8 minutes of receiving the telephone call at our communications center.
  2. To access, extricate, treat and transport and transport trauma patients to a level one trauma medical facility within one hour of the occurrence of the injury.
  3. Interrupt the progression of fires in structures within 8 minutes of open flame ignition.
  4. Maintain overall emergency response readiness above 70%.
  5. Provide safety and survival skills for all school students in grade K through 5 consistent with the Student Awareness Fire Education (SAFE) initiative of the Commonwealth.
  6. Provide educational opportunities for department members to insure optimal performance and safety.
  7. To develop and maintain “best practice” to insure personnel and citizen safety.
  8. Insure fire safety through timely, consistent code compliance services to all external customers.
  9. Provide all department services in a manner that satisfies the needs of our customers.

If you have not picked up your hard copy of the report at Town Hall, you can try to view it online here:

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