Firefighters putting out fire

Mission-Focused, Values-Driven

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Leland Fire/Rescue! It is my privilege and honor to lead and work alongside an outstanding group of men and women whose mission is to serve, be ready, and create excellent outcomes for our community and each other.

We believe the best indicator that we are successfully accomplishing our mission is when we earn and maintain the trust of our community.

We want you to know that when you call during your most desperate hour, at any time of day or night, no matter who you are or what your situation, we will be there quickly, and we will do everything we can to make it right. It is our duty to be ready and make sure we do not let you down.

The men and women of Leland Fire/Rescue consider ourselves one big family and we are here to serve you and your family. Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do for you.

--Ronnie Hayes, Fire Chief 

About the Department 

The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department was originally established in 1959 as a volunteer non-profit organization. Over the years, it transitioned to a combination department. In 2017, the department became a part of the Town of Leland.

Today, the department consists of over 40 full-time career staff, part-time positions, and volunteer staff operating out of three fire stations. We protect and provide service to approximately 35,000 residents in the Town of Leland, the Town of Belville, and parts of northern Brunswick County.

What we do, what we believe in, and where we are going…

Our mission is to:

  • Serve

  • Be Ready

  • Create Excellent Outcomes

Our core values are:

  • Dedication

  • Professionalism

  • Integrity

Our vision:

The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department is the place of choice where motivated people can be their best. We have shared values and are fulfilled by the work we do and the excellent outcomes we create. We are engaged and dedicated in service to each other and our community, who trust us to protect their safety, resources, and quality of life.