Leland Fire Department opens long-awaited new station

  • Source: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington
  • Published: 06/18/2022 03:07 PM

VIDEO: For a town growing rapidly, resources are needed to keep up with that growth. That’s why the Leland Fire Department just opened a new station in town. This Saturday, fire crews and Chief Ronnie Hayes held an open house followed by a hose uncoupling ceremony for residents of Leland and surrounding areas. This project has been in the works since 2020 and is finally completed and ready to serve the community with 8 men there 24/7 and 12 total staff members. The location on Old Lanvale road will allow crews to cut response times around highway 17 from 8-12 minutes down to just 4-8 minutes. Fire Chief Hayes says that’s part of the goal “To get a truck on scene within nine minutes 90% of the time. That’s what we are striving for and by making these changes, building the stations like this one and the new one that’s under construction that’s gonna help us reach that goal."


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