Visitors from around the nation come to the villages of Lake Leelanau and Leland during the summer time and stop by to check out our beautiful fire stations. Oftentimes collectors, fire enthusiasts, moms & dads, or other firefighters ask us if we sell t-shirts or other items to remember their trip by. Well the answer is yes we do! We also sell our famous L.V.F.D (Leland Volunteer Fire Department) fire marks! The L.V.F.D., which was the fire department that once proudly protected the village of Leland before they joined forces with the township’s fire department, is now a private group that helps support the Leland Township Fire Department in a variety of ways. We can only accept cash or checks. Contact us to place an order 231-256-7760, 231-994-2295, or at email@example.com.
THE L.V.F.D Fire Mark: Also known as fire insurance marks, fire marks are metal plaques that were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to “mark” the front of homes and buildings to indicate which building were insured and by which insurance company’s firefighters. Depending on where in the world you called home the fire marks meant different things but essentially if your house caught on fire you or your insurance companies subscription to fire protection meant you were going to receive fire services. Firefighters confirmed that by the fire mark on the building.
Of course, today, most people receive fire services through a municipal entity and in Leland Township – that is no different. Fire marks aren’t necessary to receive fire services from us but they look pretty nifty. As a matter of fact if you drive through the village of Leland you will see there are quite a few houses that have these mounted on the front of them. We love to see the community’s appreciation of their fire department when we drive by!
Our fire marks sell for $85 and the proceeds go to the L.V.F.D for their efforts. Sorry we cannot ship fire marks. Quantities are limited!
Fire Mark – 12″ high x 11″ wide. Hand Painted. Mounting Hardware not included. $85
Uniform Patch T-Shirts: Our t-shirts come in a variety of color, styles, and fabric make-up. We have limited kids sizes available – our inventory fluctuates so if there is a special size or need let us know. The Dark Navy Blue, Pink, and Carolina Blue are printed on a cotton/polyester (50/50) short sleeve tee. They have our uniform patch printed in a single color (white) on both the front and the back of the tee-shirt. These shirts are sharp! These 50/50, single color, double printed tees are $15 each. An order form is located below. Sizes are limited in some styles we suggest you contact us for availability.
The “EVERYTHING LELAND TOWNSHIP” Tees: We call these gems our “Everything Leland Township” tees because they really represent where we came from. From the historic Fishtown in Leland to the Narrows in Lake Leelanau and, not to mention, the Iron Axe from our Iron Ore days and the Saw Blade representing the saw mills both villages had back in the day. Have you been to Fishtown? Well then you must have seen the famous Leland Tugs, right?! Well our sweet logo also proudly displays the Janice Sue too! Surrounding the saw blade are the famous “Leland Blue” stones. We can’t possibly tell you about everything our logo represents here – you’ll just have to check it out for yourself!
Our “Everything Leland Township” shirts are made of 100% Heavy Cotton and have this cool logo printed on both sides of the shirt – in full color! These shirts come in a variety of sizes too and are $20 each. The pictures may not represent the color very well but they are printed on a darker grey.
Reflective Address Signs: Can the fire department, emergency medical services, or law enforcement find you in an emergency? Do you have your address clearly posted in reflective, contrasting colors at the roadway? If not we may be able to help! We put the signs together, place them on a sign post, and install them for you. We kindly suggest a donation of $20 to help us off set our costs. We put together and install a lot of these so feel free to contact us at 231-256-7760 or 231-994-2295 if you have any questions. We are happy to help because you are really “helping us help you” in the event of an emergency.
Address Sign Ordering Form is available here:
Smoke Alarms: Do you have working smoke alarms in your home? Are they older than ten years old and need to be replaced? Not sure? Contact us. We provide can provide battery-powered smoke alarms to Leland Township residents.. and we will install them too! If you aren’t sure if you have enough coverage, if they are still in working condition, or have any other questions then contact us. We’d love to stop by and help you out!
Contact us at 231-256-7760, 231-994-2295, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.