About

Our Department

Originally founded as Leland Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and Leland Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1968, the two departments merged in 1998 to provide fire protection, rescue services and emergency medical care to the citizens of Leland and northern Brunswick County. Today, Leland Fire Rescue is a combination department that consists of 18 career staff members, volunteers, high school cadets, and two life time honorary members that answers over 3,000 emergency requests per year.

In 2008 the department accomplished a number of goals in an ambitious 10 year plan set by Chief John Grimes, who has actively served as the department’s Chief since June of 1994. Career members staff the department on a 24 hour basis, providing fire and EMS response for Leland. In June of 2008, Leland Fire Rescue became the first department in Brunswick County to become Heavy Rescue certified by the North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS Providers. And most recently, it has taken another step in improving the quality of safety to the citizens of northern Brunswick County by operating at the EMT-Paramedic level. Leland Fire Rescue is Brunswick County’s third Paramedic level service and Brunswick County’s only non-municipal Paramedic level emergency medical service.

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Leland Fire/Rescue, in conjunction with Brunswick County Emergency Services, has implemented new protocols on treatment of cardiac arrest victims. It has been a success! Survival rates have increased and we have received favorable press from it. Below is an article from The Star News, published: Monday, February 20, 2012. It mentions a number of our very own technicians that are on the front line of providing this care....

 

Saturday, October 22, 2011 Members of Leland Fire/Rescue and numerous other departments had the unique opportunity to conduct fire training on an actual house in the Leland area. A training activity known by fire fighters as a Live Burn was held on Saturday to provide new recruits with their first actual room in content experience, and allowed seasoned members to refine their skills. During this event, a number of...

 

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Inc. is proud to have received the 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief’s Association, for $1,000,000. The award, along with a $360,000 match from Brunswick County, will allow 22 of the counties 23 fire departments to move day to day communications to the VIPER radio system – currently...

 

Friday, November 11, 2011 1636 hrs Leland, NC – Leland Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a commercial structure fire for multiple reports of smoke and fire in the Dominos Pizza at 1735 Reed Rd. Upon arrival, the first in Engine reported heavy smoke showing. An aggressive attack by the crews quickly knocked down the fire, stopping the spread to adjacent businesses in the strip mall. Dominos Pizza was a complete...