Friday, July 31, 2020

“This is going to make us a lot more efficient and effective"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
July 22 was a historic day for the Fire Department, as nearly a dozen members sat before a small crowd in front of the fire headquarters downtown, crisply attired in their dark blue uniforms, every button and badge polished to a mirror finish, every glove and mask fresh and white as newly fallen snow.

It was the kind of occasion that merited bringing out the fire engines to frame the scene, each one as polished and neat and proud as the gathered department members.

On this day, 11 longtime members of the Franklin fire corps took steps up the ladder of their careers — four became the department’s first-ever battalion chiefs, four rose to the rank of fire captain, and three took on the responsibilities of fire lieutenant.

“I’m confident they are going to do a great job,” said Fire Chief James McLaughlin before each group of new officers was sworn in. “This is a historic day for Franklin fire.”
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Audio of the Fire Dept ceremony

Program and photos of the event:

after the ceremony
after the ceremony

before the ceremony
before the ceremony

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