Our Team

Meet the dedicated individuals behind the scenes and on the front lines of Franklin Fire Company.

Fire Officers

The experienced and dedicated operational leaders at Franklin Fire Company.

Administrative Officers

The behind-the-scenes pillars of Franklin Fire Company.

Fire Officers

Mark Trace

Fire Chief 46

Mark has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 29 years. He has been an officer for 24 years, including 17 years as Fire Chief. He has also served as Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, and Captain. Outside of the Franklins, Mark is a Lieutenant for DC Fire and EMS.

Dave Olson

Deputy Chief 47

Dave has been a member at Franklin Fire Company for 18 years and has been an officer for 12 years. Besides serving as Deputy Chief, Dave has also held the position of Assistant Chief and Captain. Outside of the Franklin Fire Company, Dave is a Lieutenant for Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS of Maryland.

Owen Ranck

Assistant Chief 48

Owen has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 10 years. 2024 is his seventh year as an officer. Before becoming Assistant Chief, Owen also served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. Outside of Station 4, he is a Firefighter/EMT for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Steve Himes

Assistant Chief 49

Steve has been a member of The Franklin Fire Company for 29 years. He has served 16 years as a Chief Officer and also served 3 years in an administrative role. Outside of the Franklin Fire Company Steve is a Captain for DC Fire and EMS. 

Matt Bigler

Captain 44

Matt has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 18 years and has been an officer for 8 years. Prior to becoming Captain in 2024, he also served as Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief. Outside of Station 4, Matt works for the Chambersburg Borough Street Department.

Colby Miller

Lieutenant 44

Colby has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 7 years. 2024 is his fourth year being an officer. Last year, Colby served as Sergeant 44-1. Outside of Station 4, Colby is a Firefighter/EMT for Arlington County Fire Department.

Payden Miller

Sergeant 44-1

Payden has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 8 years. 2024 is his first year as an Officer. Outside of Station 4, Payden is a telecommunicator for Franklin County Department of Emergency Services.

John Emmons

Sergeant 44-2

John has been a member of the Franklin Fire Company for 37 years. John is happy to be back as an officer again! He is another example of generations here at the Franklins. His father was a life member and served as an Asst. Chief. Outside of the Franklins, John is a Captain for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue.

Josh Pogue

Fire Police Captain

Kevin Kramer

Fire Police Sergeant

Steve Ocker

Fire Police Lieutenant

Join our Department!

Join the Franklin Fire Company family and become a valued member of our dedicated department! Whether you’re passionate about firefighting, administrative support, or community outreach, there’s a place for you here!

Administrative Officers

James Hull

President

Bill Kelly

Vice President

Travis Miller

Secretary

Shawn Corwell

Assistant Secretary

Keila Trace

Treasurer

Stacy Hull

Assistant Treasurer

Steve Ocker

Chaplain

Gary Himes

Trustee

Joel Preisler

Trustee

Justin Preisler

Trustee

Larry Trace

Trustee

Nick Miller

Trustee

“Went there when I was little. They were very polite and helpful. They are part of the reason why I’m a firefighter in western PA now.”

John Smith – Oilfan27

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