Battalion Chief Verdell Franklin was appointed to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on September 11, 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant on January 19, 2010, and to Captain on July 17, 2013.
On March 7, 2014 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and assigned the responsibility of the Fire Administration Office. He began his career assigned to Fire Station 17 where he was trained in Confined Space Rescue. Chief Franklin has an Associate’s degree of Applied Business Accounting from Owens Community College and holds a Bachelors of Science from Franklin University in Accounting.