Franklin Fire Department welcomes new recruits
The Franklin Fire Department welcomed four new firefighters into its ranks during a graduation ceremony. Tanner Augello, Matthew Cheatham, Austin Patterson, and Hunter Tenpenny graduated from the department’s 18-week Recruit Academy. The ceremony took place at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park Event Facility. In keeping with tradition, their new firefighters’ badges were pinned on their uniforms by family members. The Franklin Fire Department’s 2023 in-house training staff includes Battalion Chief Ben Marler, Captain David Kolak, and Lieutenant Jeremy Martin. Their efforts were heavily supported by other fire department personnel who served as instructors throughout the academy.