Proud to Serve the Citizens of Franklin County, VA


This site is focused on providing you with an overview of the Public Safety system.

Mission Statement
Franklin County's Department of Public Safety is dedicated to providing Emergency Services, to include, but not limited to, Fire, EMS, Animal Control and Emergency Management that are, delivered in a timely and efficient manner by well-trained and dedicated career and volunteer professionals.

What is Public Safety?
The Department of Public Safety was created by County ordinance in 1988 to oversee four areas of safety concerns within the County; Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Animal Control. The Department also oversees and works with 10 volunteer fire companies and 9 volunteer rescue squads. While the County relies heavily on professional volunteers to answer approximately 7000 EMS calls and 3500 fire calls annually, Public Safety also supplements the system with career fire and EMS providers.

Public Protection Classification:

Franklin County Public Safety currently has an Insurance Service Offices Public Protection Classification (ISO-PPC) of 4/4Y, for the entire county.


Firefighter/EMS Positions

  • Franklin County is currently accepting applications for Full & Part-time Firefighter/EMS Provider(s). EMT-B / EMT-I / EMT-P Providers are encouraged to apply. Apply online by clicking here!

Code Red Sign-Up

  • Sign up for Code Red! You will be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. CodeRED allows for messages such as weather alerts, road closures, evacuation notices, boil water alerts, missing person etc. to be broadcast to citizens in a quick and efficient manner. Click here to sign up.

PT Monthly Time Sheet

We now have an online time sheet that part-time employees can fill out and submit directly to Public Safety.  To access the time sheet, please click here.  It is also under Forms.

Town Hall Meeting

For Franklin County residents on Fire and EMS Service Delivery

OCTOBER 17 at 7:00 PM
Franklin Center
50 Claiborne Avenue,
Rocky Mount, VA.

The town hall meeting will allow all residents of Franklin County to discuss their concerns on Fire and EMS service delivery with the study team in an open forum.

Franklin County Board of Supervisors requested the Virginia Fire Services Board to undertake a study of fire and emergency medical services in Franklin County. The study will be reviewing several areas of responsibility within the county’s fire and rescue services in order to maximize opportunities for improvement and overall enhance the quality and coordination of Fire and EMS service delivery to its citizens.