• Fire Hydrant Testing

    The Town of Louisburg Water Plant will be testing Fire Hydrants today. Residents may see running or leaking hydrants throughout town.

    If you have any questions please contact Town Hall at 919-496-3406.

  • Serving, Protecting, Educating

Message from the Chief

Fire Department Values:

“Commitment – Dedication – Honor – Pride – Respect”

The Louisburg Fire Department provides emergency fire suppression response to all properties within the Central Franklin Fire District. This district completely surrounds the Town of Louisburg and extends several miles in every direction around Louisburg. The Central Franklin Fire District has approximately 8400 people residing within an area of 25 square miles. The Fire Department also provides education to local entities regarding fire prevention, pre-fire inventories of property, and pre-fire planning mainly to commercial establishments.

The Louisburg Fire Department has a Public Protection Class rating (PPC – ISO) of a Class 3 within the Town of Louisburg and a Class 5/9E in the remaining areas of the Central Franklin Fire District. This rating shows the dedication, commitment, and professionalism of our department and it’s members.  Over 1500 fire districts in North Carolina, we are 1 of about 36 departments with a Class 3 rating.

The Louisburg Fire Department is a combination department consisting of 5 full-time paid personnel, 8 part-time paid personnel and 35 volunteers. The Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by career members who are employed by the Town of Louisburg and by volunteers who are the primary firefighters. These firefighters give unselfishly of their time and efforts to assure that the properties of their fellow citizens are protected from the devastation of fire. Volunteer firefighters must attend monthly administrative and training activities and must actively respond to fires in order to maintain membership. The continuous training and completion of state sanctioned certifications for firefighters is the foundation for quality emergency response and the saving of property.

Many small municipal and rural departments are completely volunteer in nature. This paid/volunteer staff in Louisburg reflects the commitment of the Louisburg Town Council to fund this very important public safety service in order that the citizens of Louisburg enjoy immediate response to threats to their property by fire and other natural disasters.

We currently have 9 nationally certified child passenger safety seat technicians in the department. We serve Franklin County as the only permanent checking station for parents to come by and have their child seat inspected and installed correctly. We offer guidance in proper installation to the parents or caregivers in the surrounding areas. If you have any questions regarding child safety seats, please call or stop by the station.

“Alarm Louisburg” is another program we offer through funding from the NC Office of State Fire Marshall in Raleigh, NC. This program offers smoke alarms to citizens within our fire district at no cost. Our staff will come to your house and survey your needs. We will test existing alarms and install new smoke alarms when necessary. The life span of a smoke alarm is 10 years. If you think your current alarms may be reaching its life span, contact LFD and we will assist you with replacements if available. Remember, a working smoke alarm may be the difference is saving a life in the event of a fire. Always remember to test your alarms each month.



Chief Randy Lanham
Police / Fire / Training Complex

102 Wade Ave., Louisburg, N.C. 27549
919-496-4290 | Emergency, Dial 911

Louisburg Fire Department Staff

The Louisburg Fire Department is located at 102 Wade Ave. in Louisburg, N.C and is a combination department consisting of 5 full-time personnel, 8 part-time personnel and 35 volunteers.
Fire Department Officers
  • Mr. Randy Lanham,
    Fire Chief
  • Mr. Larry Peoples,
    Deputy Fire Chief
  • Mr. Shaun Best,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Greg Tharrington,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Russell Bottoms,
    Assistant Fire Chief
  • Mr. Ray Patterson,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Gary Cottrell,
    Safety Officer
  • Mr. Carlton Tabron,
    Safety Officer
  • Mr. Chris Lanham,
    Fire Captain
Fire Department (Career)
  • Mr. Ramey Seal,
    Station Captain
  • Mr. Timmy Whitley,
    Full Time - Engineer
  • Mr. Mark Rowe,
    Full Time - Lieutenant
  • Mr. Chase Wammock,
    Full Time - Lieutenant
  • Justin Massey
Fire Department (Part Time)
  • Mr. Ray Patterson,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Jonathan Collins,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Clark May,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. L. S. Ward Jr.,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Randy Young
  • Mr. Ray Yarborough,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Dalton West,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Bryan Gupton,
    Fire Engineer