For many years, Alex Stanland coordinated the public safety schools for Cape Fear Community College. However before that he enjoyed a long career with the Wilmington Fire Department and served as Chief of the Winter Park VFD prior to their consolidation with New Hanover County. Despite being retired, Alex was still helping at the recent ECFA Public Safety College. A true testament to how much Alex gives to the fire service.
At the October 2019 quarterly meeting of the ECFA, President Glenn Rainey presented a Life Membership to Alex in recognition of his contributions to the fire service in North Carolina.