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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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About Emergency Management


The Lansing Office of the Emergency Management is housed in the Lansing Fire Department. We serve Lansing residents through emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation, disaster response, and disasater recovery.

Chief Michael C. Tobin

Chief Tobin has been the Emergency Management Chief for the City of Lansing since November of 2014. He has been with the Lansing Fire Department since 1998. As Emergency Management Chief, he works closely with local, state, and federal government agencies along with numerous non-governmental organizations and private businesses.

Captain Stephen Babcock

Captain Babcock has been assigned to the Emergency Management Division since March 2015. He has been with the Lansing Fire Department since 1993, starting as a dispatcher and transitioning to firefighter in 2003. He oversees the Public Information Officers and focuses on Continuity of Operations Planning for the City.

Ronda Oberlin, CFM CEM

Ronda Oberlin has been with the Lansing Office of Emergency Management since 1999. She specializes in hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness.

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

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