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Franklin Fire Department One of Four Williamson County Agencies Sending Resources to Assist with Rescue Operations in Texas

Daily updates from FFD’s team will be posted on Facebook

Post Date:08/30/2017 12:04 PM

Brentwood and Franklin Swift Water TeamFranklin, TN – Four agencies from Williamson County have deployed personnel and resources to assist with water rescue operations in Texas.  View footage of the Franklin Fire Department’s swift water rescue team departing from Franklin Fire Station 8 from our earlier Facebook Live video by following this link:

Eight members of the Franklin Fire Department, six members of Brentwood Fire & Rescue, and six members from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office have deployed swift water rescue teams. Additionally, Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is sending three personnel to assist with communications.

According to Franklin Fire Deputy Chief Todd Horton, seven agencies and 74 rescuers throughout the State of Tennessee are responding. They are taking inflatable Zodiac boats, flat bottom boats, jet skis, generators, tools, safety equipment, food, water, fuel and provisions for seven days in a primitive situation.  Horton said they will be responsible for rescuing people as well as animals, and administering medical care.

The rescuers’ first stop will be at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville for a briefing at noon.  Then they will travel to the rescue operations staging area in College Station, Texas, where they will receive their assignments. 

Horton and Franklin Fire Deputy Chief Glenn Johnson are being deployed as incident command management of the Tennessee teams.  For a video of an interview with Horton follow this link:

Daily updates from the Franklin Fire Department team will be posted on the City of Franklin’s Facebook page at


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