6/27/16: Effective immediately, a ban on open burning in the City of Lansing has been enacted by the Lansing Fire Department until further notice.

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Smoke Detectors

Two-thirds of all fires involving fatalities happen in homes between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Three-fifths of America's home fire fatalities occur in homes without smoke detectors.

A Smoke Detector Can't Save Your Life if it's Not Working
  • Dead, missing, or disconnected batteries are the principle cause of non-working detectors.
  • Test once a month (replace any battery too weak to sound alarm).
  • Heed the warning, when the detector chirps the battery is low.
  • Replace batteries once per year on the same date (your birthday).
Dealing With False Alarms

Nothing lasts forever, after 10 years replace it.

  • Do not disconnect the detector; RELOCATE IT.
  • If false alarms persist, replace the detector (change the type).
Installing Smoke Detectors

There are basically two types. Any approved type will work fine.

  • Ionization (the most common)
  • Photoelectric
How many do I need?
  • Outside each sleeping area and on each level, including the basement.
  • For hearing impaired you can obtain detectors with flashing lights.
How do I install my detectors?

Read the directions that come with the detector.

Where do I install my detectors?
  • Wall mounted units should be installed with the top 4 to 12 inches from the ceiling.
  • Ceiling mounted units at least 4 inches from the nearest wall.
  • Do not mount near registers, doors, windows or ceiling fans.
Randy Talifarro
Fire Chief
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 48933

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