Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department

Organized in 1924, the department was created by the merger of Franklin Hook & Ladder Co# 1 (1907) and the Franklin Square Hose & Chemical Co. (1923). Serving a three mile area encompassing Franklin Square, Garden City South & portions of West Hempstead, the FS&MFD’s volunteers provide Fire, Rescue & EMS transport responding to 1,000 alarms annually.

Engine 716 - 1994 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/500 gal.

This rig was recently replaced with one of three new 2009 Pierce Velocity engines.

Tower Ladder 713 - 2008 Pierce Velocity 100’ Mid-Mount

Having replaced a 1993 Pierce Lance 100’ rear mount platform quint, this rig is equipped with a bucket mounted FLIR (forward looking infrared) thermal imager. The cab is adorned with artwork honoring the memory of FF Tom Hetzel, a Hook & Ladder Co. member who was killed in the line of duty on 9/11 while serving with FDNY Ladder Co. 13 (this artwork can be viewed on the 9/11 - Individual Memorials page).

Franklin Square also operates a 2009 Pierce Velocity walk-around heavy rescue. Photos of this rig will be added to the site in the near future.

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Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Engine 711 - 2009 Pierce Velocity 1500 gpm/500 gal.

One of three new engines serving Franklin Square, these rigs represent a first for the department in that they are designed to the same specifications. Equipped with a Husky foam system, the rigs are configured identically including hose loads & tool placement with the only difference being the graphics for each of the three engine companies. Operating out of a single firehouse, the engines are rotated monthly to reduce wear & tear.

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

The three new engines are christened during the “wetdown” celebration.