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, including medical, hazmat (hazardous materials), water, high-angle and confined-space rescue.
ELFD has an extensive fire prevention program, which includes public education, cause-and origin-investigation and code enforcement. The fire marshal and fire inspector provide a wide variety of public education programs, provide disaster planning assistance to the community in the form of training, investigate fires involving property damage and review plans for compliance with the NFPA fire codes. This service is provided at all phases of construction and the fire inspector works closely with the building department throughout the process.
Fire Safety Education
The East Lansing Fire Department offers educational programs to the community. Please contact (517) 332-1956 to schedule an on- or off-site fire safety education program.
The Technical Rescue Team is part of the Lansing Metro Response Team, which is part of the Michigan Urban Search and Rescue (MUSAR). Through MUSAR, ELFD has made a number of activations to various disasters throughout the State of Michigan. Specialized training includes ice rescue, confined space, trench rescue, hazardous materials, building collapse and high/low angle rescue. Personnel are trained to a technician level of confined space and a technician level of trench, hazardous material, building collapse and high and low-angle rescue.