Firehouse News and Upcoming Community Events
Firedog Story Time
10 am | Friday, July 29, 2022
Join Zoey the Fire Dog for a morning of fire fun. Take a tour of the fire station, meet firefighters and learn about their day, then hear a story about fire safety. Children will leave with a little fire safety treat.
Free, please call to RSVP
Flapjacks with the Firefighters
TIME AND DATE
Who doesn't love pancakes and fire trucks? We are holding a community fundraiser plate sale and open house. We will be offering eat in, take out and drive-thru options. Cash only, please.
National Night Out
5-7pm| October 4, 2022
Stop by the station to have a free hot dog dinner with the firefighters at our open house. Free smoke detectors will be availabl. Children will receive coloring books about fire safety.
This event is free
In the News
CTFD Member Accomplishments
Continuing education is an important part of our success. Here are some recent notable certifications:
- Firefighter Maddie Buchanan passed her NC Paramedic Certification test.
- Firefighters Julian B. and Macy Gunter passed their NC EMT Certification tests
- Lieutenant Leon McDougald earned his Driver/Operator Certification.
- Firefighter Chris Saunders earned his CPR Instructor Certification
- Firefighter Daniel Chandler and Chief Chris Meyers earned their Associate's Degrees in Fire Protection Technology from Fayetteville Tech. BOTH graduated with honors!
Congrats to our members!
Farewell to Firefighter Doub
The members of CTFD gave a warm farewell to part-time employee Tanner Doub, a former soldier and Fort Bragg Firefighter. Firefighter Doub has accepted a full-time position in the Charlotte, NC area. We wish him all the best and thank him for his service.
Ladders to Literacy Donates books to Ascend Leadership Academy
When CTFD heard that a local school was seeking books to build a library, we rushed to answer the call. Through our Ladders to Literacy program, we were able to donate nearly 500 books to the local middle school. Through promotion of literacy and fire education, we hope to increase community outcomes and decrease poverty.
If you would like to partner with CTFD, please call us.
Fire Chief Chris Meyers earns Fire Degree
Chief Meyers is the proud recipient of an Associate's degree from Fayetteville Tech, where he graduated with honors. He is now enrolled in a Bachelor's program at Fayetteville State, where he continues to strive for a 4.0 GPA.
Chief has been a firefighter with CTFD for nearly 20 years and has about three binders' worth of various certifications, as well as numerous awards for valor and excellence in all that he does.
CTFD Donates Diapers to Those in Need
Members of Carolina Trace FD were welcomed by the Happy Bottoms Diaper bank as diapers, wipes and feminine products were unloaded to supply he needy. CTFD held a community diaper drive to benefit the diaper bank. "It's so neat to see the community helping the community." said a worker who received bags and boxes of donations to sort.