Fire extinguishment is the traditional role of fire service organization. Fire extinguishment is most often accomplished utilizing water. Almost all fire apparatus is developed to move water from a storage location to a fire. Water is either stored on the apparatus, in the public water system, in natural locations (such as streams and lakes) or in man made locations (such as swimming pools). The firefighter must advance on the fire, find the "seat" of the fire and extinguish the fire. While fire incidence is on the decline, fire extinguishment remains the most hazardous duty of the firefighter.
Fire prevention is an important role of every firefighter. However, fire prevention is the primary role of the Fire Safety Inspector. Experienced firefighters form the backbone of the Inspection Bureau. Fire Inspectors visit businesses to insure compliance with the Fire Code adopted by the elected officials of Franklin Township. While not specifically charged with inspecting private residences, inspectors may enter a private residence by invitation and help the homeowner locate dangerous conditions. Fire prevention is also accomplished by public education.
We perform hydrant inspections on a regular basis to ensure that they are operating properly, free of obstructions and visible from the roadway. If a hydrant fails our inspection, a plastic bag is placed over the hydrant indicating that it is out of service and awaiting repair. Immediately following a flow test you may notice a small amount of brown water when you open your faucet. This is harmless and will disappear quickly.
Emergency Medical Services in the township is corner stoned by professional paramedics and EMT's. Our paramedics pride themselves on aggressive training and the state of the art protocol we operate under.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PROGRAM
• 12 Lead acquisition and interpretation training program
• Aggressive Acute Coronary Syndromes (Chest Pain) protocol
• Ambitious Respiratory Care protocols
• Airway control utilizing multiple advanced airway procedures