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Check out these videos that highlight the firefighter hiring process and recruit firefighter training:

2011 Recruit firefighting class

 Helpful links

  • Job Openings - When the department is hiring, all positions are posted by the City of Franklin's Human Resources Department. To view all current City of Franklin employment opportunities, please click here.

The City of Franklin Fire Department is an all-career department with only full-time firefighter positions.Pasley, Culberson, Fox

Franklin Firefighter requirements

  • Work a 24-hours-on/48-hours-off shift (average 56 hours per week)
  • Must live within a 45-minute drive of Franklin Fire Department Headquarters within six months of employment
  • May be subject to call-back 24 hours a day

Minimum qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age
  • Ability to work under stressful and dangerous conditions
  • Active EMT Basic (minimum) license required, active Paramedic license preferred. Firefighters may be required to enroll in Paramedic school within three years of employment or other specified time period. Tuition and books are paid for by the department.
  • Valid Tennessee driver's license and a record free from habitual use of drugs or intoxicants, felony convictions and misdemeanors involving dishonesty or false statements.


  • Applicants will be pre-screened for training, education and experience.
  • Applicants must score 63 or higher on the written test, which is a general knowledge test that individuals can pass with no firefighting experience.
  • As a condition of employment with the City of Franklin Fire Department, all firefighters must attend and successfully complete the Franklin Fire Academy's recruit training program as specified by the Franklin Fire Department.