Community Resources

Resource Center

Welcome to the Community Resources page, where you can find information on a number of resources and programs Leland Fire/Rescue offers to the public. Below, you will find information on:

  • Customer Surveys
  • Open Burning Permits
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections
  • FAQs and more to come

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us (910) 371-2727, or stop by our Station at 1004 Village Rd, Leland, North Carolina.

Customer Survey Link

By constantly striving to improve the service we provide to the citizens and guests of our community, we are instituting a customer survey. If you have been contacted by our department and asked to participate, please click here.

Get a Burn Permit Online

State Laws

Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Inc. issues NC Forestry Open Burning Permits for the entire north end of Brunswick County. This includes the Northwest and Navassa Fire Districts. You can get a burn permit FREE OF CHARGE at the fire station located at 1004 Village Road anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits can also be obtained at Youngs Exxon on Hwy 17 in the Town Creek Community and online at at the NCDFR web site by clicking here. The permits are good for four days and are necessary to do certain open burning within the county. The permits are good throughout the county.

Permits are good for burning natural vegetation only! It is up to the permit holder to make sure that they are in compliance with ALL State, County and Local open burning laws. The Fire Department takes no liability in what you are burning. Several brochures are available below to assist you in making sure that your open burning is in compliance. Please read them. If you have any questions you can contact the Fire Department at (910) 371-2727 during normal business hours. If you have Microsoft PowerPoint there is a small presentation about open burning in the State of North Carolina. Open burning is permitted; however it is not recommended. The liability that you can have with open burning can be expensive. Burn permits are required and must be obtained prior to starting any open burning.

Child Safety Seat Program

Leland Fire/Rescue is happy to participate in the “Safe Kids: Child Safety Seat Program”. We are now an official Child Passenger Seat (CPS) inspection station, servicing appointments seven (7) days per week from 9 am until 9 pm with an appointment. Our trained inspectors can assist the you with:

  • Using the correct child safety seat for the age/size of the child
  • Installing the seat correctly
  • Placing the child in the seat correctly
  • Obtaining experience that will lead to self-sufficiency for future use

Please contact the department for an appointment at (910) 371-2727.

Q1. What is the “Fire Fee” listed on my county taxes?

Ans: The County developed a brochure to fully explain the fire fee system. Please view A Citizen’s Guide To The Brunswick County Fire Fee Program for more information. If this brochure does not answer your questions please call us at 910-371-2727 for additional assistance.

Q2. What is our current Insurance Rating?

Ans: Leland Fire District currently has a rating of 6. You must however meet certain criteria in order to get this insurance rating.

  1. Your home must be within 1000′ of a fire hydrant
  2. You must be within five road miles of the fire station.

If you do not meet both of these criteria you are NOT eligible for this rating. The five mile district runs to Liberty Landing on Hwy 133, Lanvale Road on Hwy 17, .5 miles down Malmo from Hwy 74/76 and .5 miles west of Malmo and Hwy. 74/76, and down Mt. Misery to the creek near McKeithan Trail. If you have any questions or need further clarification please call us at 910-371-2727 for additional assistance.

Q3. What, When, and How can I burn?

Ans: Generally you can only burn “natural debris”. That is tree, grass, and yard clippings. You cannot burn natural debris that has been processed (i.e., lumber treated or untreated, wooden pallets, newspaper, household trash, and/or furniture). Please read A Citizen’s Guide To Open Burning in Brunswick County to better assist you with your questions. Also see our Open Burning section above for more information. Permits are required for ALL open burning in Brunswick County. Please obtain and READ your permit from NC Forestry Service or at Leland Grocery (Ms. Catherine Store) located at the corner of Lanvale Road and Old Fayetteville Road, or at the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office in Bolivia. Remember “If it doesn’t grow, don’t burn it!” If this brochure does not answer your questions please call us at 910-371-2727 for additional assistance.

Q4. Can I receive a fine for burning illegally?

Ans: YES!!! Illegal burning in Brunswick County can result in fines from NC Forestry, NC Division of Air Quality, and Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fines can be as much as $10,000.

Q5. Does LVFRD bill for Ambulance Service?

Ans: Yes. LVFRD currently uses EMS Management and Consultants for billing services. Please contact Assistant Chief Ronnie Hayes at /community-resources.

Ambulance Billing and Collections

Leland Fire/Rescue uses a third party vendor to process accounts receivable. This company bills insurance companies and patients for emergency medical care and ambulance transportation. Ambulance bills are mailed within 10 days from the date of service and are due upon receipt. The billing vendor bills insurance providers electronically.

Billing Questions And Concerns

All billing questions and concerns should be forwarded to the EMS billing vendor, EMS Management and Consultants. They can be reached toll free at:


Choose Option 3 and be prepared with your account number and transport provider for quicker processing.

Payment Of Ambulance Bills

Customers and insurance providers can mail payment to:

Leland Fire/Rescue Department

Attn: Accounts Receivable

P.O. Box 863

Lewisville, NC 27023

The History of the the Maltese cross

The badge of the firefighter is the Maltese Cross. This Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection and a badge of honor. Its history is over 700 years old.

The story begin during the Crusades when a courageous band of crusaders known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land. The usual plans called for siege warfare and as the Knights advanced on the wall city, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but a horrible device of war; it wrought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters for the cross. The Saracen’s weapon was fire.

As the crusaders advanced on the wall of the city, glass bomb containing naphtha struck them. When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens hurled flaming touches into their midst. Hundreds of knights were burned alive; others risked their own life to save their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths.

Thus , these men became our first firemen and the first of a long list of courageous firefighters. Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each there a badge of honor – a cross similar to the one firemen wear today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for close to four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.

The Maltese Cross is your symbol of protection. It means that the firemen who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago. The Maltese Cross is a fireman’s badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage – a ladder rung away from death.

The Symbol of EMS is the Star of Life.

The Star of Life was designed by Leo R. Schwartz, Chief of the EMS Branch of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Star of Life was created after the American Red Cross complained about the common use of an Omaha orange cross on a square background of reflectorized white which they saw as an imitation of the Red Cross symbol. The NHTSA investigated and felt the complaint was justified.

Adopted from the Medical Identification Symbol of the American Medical Association, the newly designed six-barred cross was registered as a certification mark on February 1, 1977 with the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks in the name of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Each of the bars of the blue Star of Life represents the six system functions of emergency medical services. These functions are as listed :


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