Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Leland fire and rescue teams up with regional public safety team to share equipment, personnel

LELAND — The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department has joined the Cape Fear Regional Special Teams, a recently formed partnership between local agencies, including Wilmington Police Department.

The Cape Fear Regional Special Teams was established in late 2021 as a way for organizations to share resources, such as equipment, training facilities and personnel. Other members include Leland Police, Carolina Beach Police, Wrightsville Beach Police, UNCW Police, Burgaw Police, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Wilmington Fire Department.

“This opportunity will allow us to contribute to the success of the team and to make these resources available to our community when they are needed,” Leland Fire/Rescue Chief Chris Langlois said in a press release.

The regional team still works with other public safety agencies that are not official members “in an effort to provide superior emergency services for the Cape Fear region.”

“[Leland Fire/Rescue] are working hard each day to provide their residents with high quality services,” Wilmington Chief of Police Donny Williams stated. “I know that this partnership will also greatly benefit the residents of Wilmington. By bringing additional specially trained personnel onto the team, we will be able to deliver increased services faster during critical times of need.”


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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at alexandria@localdailymedia.com or on Twitter @alexsands_

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