About Our Staff

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 disaster recovery.

Chief William Engelter, PEM

Chief William Engelter has been apart of the Emergency Management Division since 2016. Prior to Emergency Management, William was a Firefighter/Paramedic with Lansing Fire Department since 2006.

Ronda Oberlin, CFM, CEM


Ronda has been with the City of Lansing since 1992 ans has served as the Hazard Mitigation Coordinator since 1999. She is a Certified Floodplain Manager and a Certified Emergency Manager. She is one of the creators of the Do1Thing program, which applies findings from communication research and other social sciences to overcome the barriers that keep individuals and businesses from preparing for emergencies. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Master's degrees in Emergency Management and Distance Education, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Risk Communication.

Captain Jason Stevens, PEM

Captain Jason Stevens has been apart of the Emergency Management Division since 2018. Prior to Emergency Management, Jason was a Firefighter/Paramedic with Lansing Fire Department since 2006, but has been in the healthcare field since 1999. Jason has his Professional Emergency Manager certification from the Michigan State Police. Jason is also a Michigan Firefighter and Paramedic instructor.