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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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When should I call the fire department?

You should call 911 for the fire department whenever you feel that there is an actual or impending fire or related emergency. It is always to better to be safe than sorry.

When should I call for an ambulance?

If you have a true medical emergency you should always call for an ambulance

Who can I talk to concerning a fire code violation?

If you have question concerning the fire code or report a violation of the fire code call 483-4200.

How can I get an ambulance report or fire report?

For Ambulance Reports, Fire Reports, or Public Education Programs Call: 483-4200.

How can I become a firefighter?

To become a firefighter for the City of Lansing you must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent and have no felony convictions. Applicants must pass a written test and a physical ability test to be considered for a job. Call the City Personnel office at 483-4004 to find out if we are currently hiring. Check out our employment page.

Does The Lansing Fire Department charge for it's services?

There is no fee for our fire and rescue services. However, the Fire Department does charge for emergency ambulance calls. All or part of this cost may be covered by your insurance program. You should check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered for emergency ambulance costs. For more information billing contact (517)483-4200.

How many people work for the Fire Department?

There are about 220 people in the Fire Suppression Division. These are the people who ride the fire trucks and ambulances. There are an additional 35-40 people assigned to our other divisions, such as Fire Prevention, Training, Emergency Management, Administration, Dispatch, and Maintenance/Alarm. All of these people play a crucial role in our goal of providing the best possible protection for the lives and property of the citizens of Lansing.

What type of schedule do firefighters work?

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel assigned to Fire Suppression duties work 24 hour shifts, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. They work 24 hours shifts. When not responding to calls the firefighters train, either in the station or at the LFD Training Academy, maintain equipment and practice skills. They also support special events and function in the city. 

Burn Permits

It is illegal to have open burning in the City of Lansing without a permit. A permit can be obtained from the Fire Marshal's Office (Fire Prevention Division). For more information Call 483-4200

Station Tours

Contact the station you wish to tour directly to make arrangements. For the address of the station nearest you click here.

Fire Safety Presentations

LFD personnel are available to give fire safety presentations to classes or groups. For more information contact the Fire Prevention Division at 483-4200.

Juvenile Fire Setters

The Fire Marshal's office has developed a program to work with the families of children who start fires or play with matches. For more information on this problem contact Fire Pevention at 483-4200. 

Reporting Fire Hazards

If you see an immediate life-threatening hazard such as a fire, downed power lines, or hazardous chemical spills call 911. If you have a question about whether something is safe or legal, or if you want to report a fire code violation, contact the Fire Marshal's office at 483-4200.

Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

For more information about smoke decectors or carbon monoxide detectors, see our Fire Prevention page. Carbon monoxide detectors do not take the place of smoke detectors.

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

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