Thursday, February 16, 2023

With time to reflect, Chief McLaughlin acknowledges so many accomplishments and is proud of this dept (audio)

FM #944 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 944 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin’s Fire Chief James McLaughlin. We met in person to record this at the Franklin studio on February 9, 2023.  We opened our conversation joking about not jinxing us since we had last recorded just before the COVID shutdown occurred in 2020 

Chief McLaughlin shares the highlights of the last three years and the changes he had started making in his first nine months and the accomplishments of the department overall since then.

This conversation runs about 32 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Chief McLaughlin. Audio file ->


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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A good example of the quality of work by the Dept is their proposal to replace Tower 1
A good example of the quality of work by the Dept is their proposal to replace Tower 1

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