Leland Fire Department to Conduct Live Fire Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 14, 2020
LELAND, NC – The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department will conduct a live fire training event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 199 Old Fayetteville Road in Leland.
Approximately 30 to 40 area firefighters will participate in the session, which will provide a rare opportunity to train in a realistic scenario within a controlled environment.
The training will be open to media coverage. Members of the media should arrive at the event between 8 and 9 a.m. and contact Ronnie Hayes, Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Leland, in person at the time of arrival. Media passes will be issued for entry to the training area. Designated media parking will be along Old Fayetteville Road, outside the cordoned-off area.
Old Fayetteville Road will remain open to traffic during the event but the Leland Fire Department asks motorists to avoid the area, if possible. Citizens can expect to see dense smoke in the area of the training exercise. Nearby residents are encouraged to keep windows and doors closed between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to avoid any potential irritation caused by low-lying smoke.
For more information or media inquiries ahead of the live fire training, contact Hilary Snow, Communications Officer, (910) 550-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions and interview requests on the day of the training event, contact Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie Hayes, (910) 367-2388.