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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.

Meet the Executive Officers

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Chief Chris Meyers

Chief Meyers is celebrates nearly 20 years as a full-time career firefighter. He has a  Bachelor's in Fire and Emergency Services Administration and 7 years as an executive officer. Fun fact: His CTFD employee number is 001. Yes, he's been here longer than anyone else!

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Fire Dog Zoey

Zoey is a proud therapy dog who also helps with community fire prevention initiatives by teaching kids about fire safety. Once a sad pup at the shelter, she was rescued by Chief Meyers and has excelled at obedience and therapy training.

Fire Department Officers

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Daniel Moser

Fire Captain

Serving since 2018

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Christopher Burris

Fire Captain

Serving since 2017

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Leon McDougald

Fire Lieutenant

Serving since 2016

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Macy Gunter

Fire Lieutenant

Serving since 2019

Board of Directors

Charles Holder, President  •  John Thorn, Vice President

Neal Jensen, Treasurer  •  William Zimmer, Secretary   •  John Rzycki  •  Reed Smith  •  Gary Riley  • Thomas Napier •  Warren Keiser

Firefighters

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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Crystal Burris

Daniel Chandler

Jazmin Griswald

Chris Saunders

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Parker Henderson

Allen Marshall

Xavier McDougald

Michelle Meyers

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Scott Soles

William Zimmer

Robbie Wilkins

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Dalton Henry

Bradley Hedrick

Elijah Tom

Adam Yandow

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Derek Veatch

Elijah Raspberry

Chelsea Valkos

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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