EMS Chief Franklin Wallace, is a native of McIntosh County and lives on property in Cannon Bluff which has been in his family since 1805. He is a graduate of McIntosh County Academy. He has attended College at Brunswick Junior College, Savannah Technical College, and West Georgia Technical College. He has also attended classes put on by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and ATF National Academy. Chief Wallace began working for the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department in 1983 as a radio operator and later became a deputy. In 1989, he became a licensed EMT and transferred to the McIntosh County EMS. In 1991, Wallace received his paramedic license and began working for the Glynn County Fire Department. He retired on Jan. 31, 2022, as a Division Chief of Support Services, and 31 years of Service and began working for McIntosh County the very next day as Chief of the McIntosh County EMS.
Chief Wallace holds Instructor certificates including Fire Service Instructor, Pipeline Emergencies, Traffic Incident Management, plus several more. He has attended various courses in Leadership. He is a Member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, along with several fraternal organizations.
Chief Wallace and his wife, Linda, who is a school teacher in Liberty County, have three grown children, Harmony, Ridge, and Adric.