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About the Department

Located in Sanford, NC, Carolina Trace Fire Department has been serving Lee County residents since the original charter in 1979. With over 30 firefighters on our roster, we strive to provide the utmost in training so that we can respond to emergency situations swiftly and provide the best community outcomes. We offer many services to the community, including carseat fit checks, no-cost smoke alarms and installation and numerous community education programs.

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Meet the Executive Officers

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Chief Chris Meyers

Chief Meyers is the proud owner of a newly minted Associate's degree in Fire Protection Technology and is working towards a Bachelor's in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. He celebrates nearly 20 years as a full-time career firefighter. Fun fact: His CTFD employee number is 001. Yes, he's been here longer than anyone else!


Asst. Chief Doug Greenlee

Most recently voted as the 2021 Officer of the Year, Chief Greenlee has been a valued department member since 2008. With service at multiple stations, he has nearly 20 years experience in the fire service. Currently, he is serving as our Asst. Chief and in charge of building and grounds and truck maintenance.


Fire Dog Zoey

The newest addition to our executive team, Zoey is a proud therapy animal who also helps with community fire prevention initiatives by teaching kids about fire safety. Once a sad pup at the Lee County Animal Control, she was rescued by Chief Meyers and has excelled at obedience and therapy training.

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Department Members

Who We Are


Daniel Moser

Fire Captain

Serving since 2018

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Christopher Burris

Fire Lieutenant

Serving since 2017

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Leon McDougald

Fire Lieutenant

Serving since 2016


Christopher Saunders

Training Officer

Serving since 2017

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Board of Directors

Charles Holder, President  •  John Thorn, Vice President

Neal Jensen, Treasurer  •  William Zimmer, Secretary • John Rzycki • Allen Zulich • Ed Mcvey • Thomas Napier • Warren Keiser

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We have over thirty firefighters, EMT and Paramedics on our roster who respond to fires, car accidents and medical calls at all hours of the day and night. Without them, we couldn't do what we do. They love what they do and the community has been changed by these brave folks. Thank you!

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Blond Fireman

Crystal Burris

Daniel Chandler

Jazmin Griswald

Macy Gunter


Parker Henderson

Allen Marshall

Xavier McDougald

Michelle Meyers

Young Fireman

Scott Soles

William Zimmer

Robbie Wilkins

Jason Mullen


Dalton Henry

Bradley Hedrick

Elijah Tom

Adam Yandow


Derek Veatch

For more information about our team please contact the department.

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Carolina Trace Community and Golf Course

Carolina Trace is a gated country club community in Lee County, NC. Nineteen distinctive neighborhoods share 2,500 acres of forests, creeks, ponds, and a 315-acre lake and comprised of . 

Carolina Trace Country Club boasts two 18-hole golf courses designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Country Club also has a restaurant, bar and Pro Shop.

For more info, visit their website.

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