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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Emergency Management

Building a Disaster Resilient Community

Emergency Management has two roles in the City of Lansing. On a day to day basis we work to prepare emergency responders, businesses and citizens for disaster.

When disaster strikes, Emergency Management becomes a coordinating agency, bringing together those with a stake in emergency response and in community recovery to make the most effective disaster response possible.

Every disaster is a local disaster. Regardless of how widespread it is, or how many state or federal resources may be used, the City of Lansing is always responsible for disaster response within its borders.

When disaster strikes, come to this page for up to date information about the situation.


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Our Mission

To lessen the effects of disaster on the lives and property of the people of Lansing through leadership, coordination and support in the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Emergency Preparedness

Do1Thing is a local non-profit program that was started here in Lansing to make our community more disaster resilient. The focus of the program is emergency preparedness. By doing one thing a month, you can make your family and your community better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

Warming Centers

Mid-Michigan's It's a Cool Thing To Do program has expanded to include warming centers for the winter. When temperatures get dangerously cold, warming centers will be opened in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

If your business or organization is interested in becoming a warming center, call the Lansing Office of Emergency Management at 483-4110 or email ronda.oberlin@lansingmi.gov.

Even in winter, staying safe from extreme temperatures is a Cool Thing To Do!

Randy Talifarro
Fire Chief
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.