Plans are underway for a Firefighter I and II course to be held in Leeelanau County, starting December 9, 2010. For information about the course please contact the Leland Fire Station at 231-256-7760 and speack with Russ or Chief Fandel.

The Course is free to students whose department is a member of the Leelanau County Fire Chief's Association. Non member student fee is $750.

Deadline for registration is November 30, 2010.

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2009. A 19’ Boston Whaler powered by a Mercury 225 hp engine has been added to the Leelanau Township Fire and Rescue Department. In the past, a boat had to be borrowed. The boat has an onboard water pump for fires and a side access door to facilitate rescues. The boat will be trailered during its first year of operation while other options are being studied.

12 Members Complete FFII Course!

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2009. 8 New members and 4 department members participated in Leland's first in-house firefighter training course to receive training at the FFII level. These members have all successfully completed their practical testing and are awaiting the written results from the state. In addition, during this course 4 existing department members used this course to receive their final certification and firefighter instructors for the State of Michigan.


First Recruitment Day a Success!

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2008. On Saturday September 27th local departments (Cedar, Leland, Leelanau and Suttons Bay) participated in the first annaul Fire and EMS recruitment day. Departement members were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate equipment. Visitors included a few curious community members with their children and 3 community members interested in joining a department. Two individuals had interest in more than one department based on where they work and/or live. This will give the agencies the opportunity to share the training costs for these individuals and both benefit from their participation. In addition to the people who arrived on location 2 of the departments have already received phone inquiries as well from individuals that could not attend but saw the ad in the paper and wanted to find out more.

We did not expect in our small community for their to be a line around the block, we had modest goals that we could pick up 1 or 2 new members. That goal was exceed with already 5 new applicants showing interest between each of the agencies. These new applicants will go through each departments review process and if brought on the department will have the opportunity to attend the upcomming fire school slated for the end of October in Leelanau County.


A late night fire destroys most of a Leelanau County home.

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2008 at 10:49 a.m. The fire broke out around 10:00pm Thursday night at a home on the corner of Reynolds and Lake Street in Leland. The Leland fire chief says the fire started in the front of the house, but later spread to the back. Everyone in the home got out safely. It took firefighters more than three hours to put out the fire. The fire chief says a wood burning stove is to blame.

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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 at 4:57 p.m.

Around 1:45 Monday afternoon, at the Narrows in Lake Leelanau, a car went off the road and into the water. At the scene, car tracks were visible where the car left the road started down the embankment. The car passed through a pine tree's branches and onto a dock. The car then went off the dock and into the water. Police say there were two people in the vehicle. Neither of them were injuried. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.