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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Matt Breedlove Hired as Chief of Franklin Fire Department



The Town of Franklin has hired Matt Breedlove, a Franklin Firefighter, to replace the outgoing Fire Chief Kevin Rohrer, who is returning to his hometown.

About Kevin Rohrer

Before accepting the Fire Chief position for the Town of Franklin in 2016, Kevin Rohrer began his service in 1995 as a volunteer firefighter with Graham Fire Department, located in Alamance County, North Carolina. Kevin began his professional career in Wake County when he joined Morrisville Fire and Rescue Department in 1999 as a firefighter and promoted through the ranks, becoming a Captain in 2008

About Matt Breedlove
Matthew Breedlove has been in the fire service since 1997. He is a level 2 firefighter and an EMT-B. He is a member of the Arson team and a level II fire instructor.


Press Release from the Town of Franklin:

Matthew Breedlove will be serving as the Town of Franklin's new Fire Chief. Breedlove was chosen after the current Chief, Kevin Rohrer put in his resignation in order to pursue other opportunities back in his hometown.
"I am blessed to have been involved in the Franklin Fire Franklin Department, providing a public safety service to the citizens in the Town of Franklin and surrounding Macon County Communities," said Chief Breedlove. "I am excited to lead the Franklin Fire Department in the future and continue to serve the citizens and visitors in the Town of Franklin and Macon County communities. I would like to say a big thank you to the Town staff who have shown support and care for me. I am excited and look forward to serving in the roll of Fire Chief."

Breedlove currently serves as the Volunteer Assistant Chief at Franklin Fire and has a total of 17 years of experience in the fire service, most of which has been at Franklin Fire Department. He previously worked as a Narcotics Detective with the Macon County Sheriff's Department as well as a Patrol Officer for the Franklin Police Department.

"I've known Matt for years and I am delighted that he was selected to be our new Fire Chief It was a strenuous selection process conducted by a committee of town staff, fire department members, and the current Fire Chief," Mayor Bob Scott said.

Breedlove was one of many well qualified candidates to pursue the position. He will be stepping into the leadership role in a department of seven full-time staff, 10 part-time staff, and more than 25 volunteer firefighters.
"We're very excited about working alongside Chief Breedlove moving forward," said Town Manager Summer Woodard. "The Town of Franklin feels confident in his abilities and in the Fire Department's ability to continue to provide the citizens of Franklin and surrounding areas with high quality emergency services."

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Published at 1:46 am on November 29, 2018



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