East Lansing Fire Department


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."

Featured News

  • Thanksgiving safety tips - Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires and cooking is the leading cause of death from home fires. Keep safe in the kitchen this holiday season.
  • Michigan Fatal Fire Statistics 2021 (PDF) According to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society Foundation, 107 people died in 94 fatal fires in the state of Michigan in 2021. Only 40 percent of homes were reported as having working smoke alarms. Learn more
  • Smoke Alarms Safety Surveys By the Numbers (PDF) - Learn more about the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society Foundation's recent home safety surveys in Michigan and tips for installing and testing smoke alarms in residences.
  • Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall - Fire safety manufacturer Kidde is recalling its TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. Learn more.
  • Dehumidifier Recall - The Product Safety Commission is recalling 2 million dehumidifiers that were sold through big-box stores for fire and burn hazards  Learn more.
  • Shared Public Services Initiative Capital Area Fire Study - Six area municipalities, including the City of East Lansing, have opted to work together to improve fire services in the region by working toward the principles included in Phases I and II. Learn more.
  • Knox® HomeBox™ Helps Firefighter/EMS Responders Gain Quick Access to Homes in an Emergency - Knox® HomeBox™ is a product that can be purchased by homeowners in order to provide firefighter/EMS responders with quick access to their homes in the event of an emergency. Learn more.