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Captain Chris Burris and his father, Rodney named WRAL's Hometown Heroes!
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Officer of the Year:
Captain Chris Burris

Captain Burris has been a dedicated member of our dept for five years and contributes a wealth of knowledge, expertise and comic relief. Recently, Burris earned his Bachelor's degree in Fire & Emergency Management. In addition, Cpt. Burris was named WRAL's Hometown Hero of the week! Thank you for your service!


Firefighter of the Year:
Lt. Macy Gunter

We are honored to announce this hard-working firefighter has been promoted to Lieutenant's rank! Lt. Gunter has been a member of Carolina Trace FD for 4 years. Always a motivated self-starter, Gunter has taken on training our Junior firefighter team, providing them with job training and mentorship. We appreciate all that you do!


Rookie of the Year:
Daulton Henry

In less than a year, Firefighter Daulton Henry has made himself an integral part of our team and is always happy to help. He's working hard to finish his firefighter certification, on top of being a new dad. Thank you for all you do!


Junior Firefighter
of the Year:

Steven Maples

Jr. Firefighter Steven Maples certainly is dedicated to getting his training hours towards becoming a full member of the dept. Maples. In the year he's been with us, he's shown an eagerness to learn and a willingness to help in any way he can. Congrats and thank you!

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