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Farewell to 
Chief Chris Meyers

We wish Chief Chris Meyers all the best as he departs Carolina Trace FD to join Alamance Community FD as their new Chief. Chief is celebrating his 20th year at CTFD and has been instrumental in shaping the dept into what it is today. In fact, he was the first paid employee at CTFD and his employee number is 001! Chief has served as an executive officer for eight years, and is known to not be quick to anger and keeps a level head in difficult situations. He leads by example, both on and off duty and he is a firefighters’ chief, something that is very uncommon these days. During his time as chief, Meyers negotiated a contract with First Health to base their ambulance at the station, boosting the level of service for the community and decreasing response time in emergencies. In addition, he lowered the fire insurance rate for the community by helping the department achieve a lower ISO rating with the state inspection. Though his strategic plan he was able to secure funds for sprinkler systems and 24/7 staffing at the station, while pushing the station to be prepared for the future and growth of the community. While we will miss Chief Meyers, we know he has set the dept up for success. Thank you for 20 years of service, Sir!


Meet the Interim Chief, Robbie Wilkins!

Interim Chief Robbie Wilkins celebrates twenty years in the fire service and is currently a Captain at Spout Springs FD and is working towards his Master's Degree in Fire Administration. A hard worker who is dedicated to fire safety, Chief Wilkins will help lead the search for Carolina Trace's permanent Chief. We are grateful he is able to fill the Chief's boots in the interim! Thank you for your service.

While the staff at Carolina Trace FD may change, our mission is still the same, and we promise you the best in emergency services.


Empowering Growth

Volunteer firefighters become community leaders through partnerships with local and national
training organizations that provide no-cost-to-you training. All we need to give is your time!

We also provide scholarships for the CCCC Fire Academy so you can earn a Firefighter certification and become a career firefighter at no cost to you. 


Learn More with Sparky!
Kid's Fire Safety Activities and coloring sheets


How Can We Serve You?

Carolina Trace Fire Department is here to educate our community and provide resources for fire prevention and safety. Here are some services we can provide to help you out. If you need emergency services, always call 911. Otherwise, to schedule a station tour, a school fire prevention presentation, car seat inspection or smoke detector checks, please call us at (919) 499-5811.

Fire Station Office hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Carolina Trace Fire Dept. has been proudly serving the community for 45 years! The station is located on NC 87 in Sanford, NC and serves the gated neighborhoods of Carolina Trace and Lee County. We provide emergency services 24 hrs per day, every day of the year.



Fall Foliage

Be safe when spring cleaning your yard

  • Avoid burning on windy days

  • Clear out underbrush around your burn pile and keep a water hose handy

  • Stay safe on ladders. Have a spotter on the ground to help you out.


News + Events

Capt. Chris Burris and father, Asst. Chief Rodney Burris named Hometown Hero of the Week!

CCCC Fire Academy

Would you like to become a career firefighter? CTFD offers scholarships to attend a local fire academy. Central Carolina Community College offers two full-time programs per year. Learn more on their website.

Firefighters of the year awarded

After careful deliberation, the votes are in and we have announced our best firefighters! We appreciate the service and dedication to excellence all of our candidates show.

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Contact Us

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, and on-call 24/7 for emergencies (Dial 911). 

Our station is located in Sanford, NC, on NC-87, just south of Walmart and north of Carolina Trace.

Our mailing address is located inside of Carolina Trace gated community, which requires a security pass. The general public must use the entrance on NC-87, as shown in the map.

37A Indian Trail, Sanford, NC 27330

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