East Lansing Fire Department

East Lansing Fire Department truck

The East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) is a comprehensive, full-time fire department that provides fire services to the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University, covering more than 20 square miles and a population of 50,000+.The ELFD is dispatched out of two stations, which includes 46 firefighters. Firefighters undergo extensive training and are partners in a number of regional specialty teams.

The mission of the ELFD is to "preserve and protect life and property through preparation, education and implementation."

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