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Town of Leland invites community to ‘push’ new engine into firehouse for dedication ceremony

LELAND ⁠— The Town of Leland is inviting the community to celebrate the arrival of its newest fire truck, Engine 51, by “pushing” it into the station’s bay.

The Push-In Ceremony, a time-honored tradition of the town’s, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Station 51, located at 1004 Village Rd. NE. Town staff and council members will be in attendance. There will be fire prevention activities for kids, light refreshments and firefighter meet-and-greets.

This is the second engine the town has placed into service this year. Before 2021, the Leland Fire/Rescue Department went 14 years without acquiring any new fire apparatus.

“Both engines were designed by the firefighters who will use them, and provide unique options allowing for more versatility, which is especially important with the growth of new construction in the Town,” according to a town press release.

A specialized ladder truck is expected to arrive this fall. The department is also nearing completion on a new station –– Fire Station 53 –– at 187 Old Lanvale Rd and recently received approval on preliminary architectural design and site plans for another base, Fire Station 51, to be erected at 1987 Andrew Jackson Highway NE.

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Alexandria Sands
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 or on Twitter @alexsands_

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