• ***Public Notice:

    ***PAVEMENT PROJECT: Cedar Street, Clifton Street, John Street, and Franklin Street will be paved over the next 2 days and streets will be temporarily closed in these areas. Please be cautious of bumps.

    ***PUBLIC NOTICE: Sale of Public Property – A 2001 Caterpillar 416 backhoe for more details

    ***Town Hall is now Open to the public, which includes our Utility Billing & Customer Service Department 919-496-3406, Please wear a face covering.

    ***Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:30pm

    ***Halloween 2020: Saturday, October 31, 2020 5PM-8PM Click Here for more details about Halloween in Louisburg.

    ***Resident Walkers/Runners: Town of Louisburg Police Department suggest wearing bright colors or reflective gear if you are walking or running in Town before sunrise or after sunset.





    CLICK HERE for details about COVID-19 information and updates.

    ***EXECUTIVE ORDERS 124/142 Ended JULY 29, 2020. Contact Town Hall at 919-496-3406 for details about making payment arrangements for past due utilities to avoid disconnection. Customers are responsible for paying for all usage and prior bills and should continue to pay on their accounts.  Call Town Hall, 919-496-3406, if you have any questions, concerns or to set up payment arrangements.


  • Serving, Protecting, Educating

Message from the Chief


Currently all non-essential fire department functions have been suspended until further notice. This is to include station tours, public education events, child passenger seat installations, Alarm Louisburg smoke alarm program, and the issuance of burning permits at the station. We are still responding to all emergency calls and handling service calls on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions regarding the Fd’s response, please call the station at 919-496-4290.

Thank you for understanding and we hope to be back to normal operation soon!

Chief Lanham


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,
    Assistant Fire Chief
  • Mr. Shaun Best,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Greg Tharrington,
    Fire Captain
  • Mr. Russell Bottoms,
    Deputy 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,
    Full-time Lieutenant
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,
    Part Time
  • Mr. Ray Yarborough,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Dalton West,
    Fire Engineer
  • Mr. Bryan Gupton,
    Fire Engineer