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Friday July 22, 2016

Past President


John Grimes

Leland Fire Rescue
Email John

  • 910-371-2727 Office
  • 910-250-6012 Cell

John is currently the Chief of Fire and Emergency Services of Leland Fire/Rescue in Brunswick County.  He has served as a Past President and Board Member for the Brunswick County Fire Chief’s Association.  He currently serves on the board of the Eastern Association and serves as the liaison between the NCSFA and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  He has been with Leland since 1989 serving as EMS Chief 1994-1998, Fire Chief 1998-2002 and serves as its first career Chief of Fire and Emergency Services since 2002.

John was instrumental in the merging of Leland Volunteer Fire Department and Leland Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1998.  They are now known as Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Inc.  John is a member of NFPA, IAFC, and the VCOS.  John coached soccer for 12 years including 8 years of High School Men’s Varsity Soccer.

John’s best accomplishment in life is marrying his wife, Diane.  They have three children: Avery, Brandy, and Daniel (all with College Degrees) and seven grandchildren (Logan, Kiernan, Amari, Aidan, Katelyn, Dominic, and Zander).