Randall Talifarro

Fire Chief Randall Talifarro has served the cities of East Lansing (Mich.) since March 2001 and Lansing (Mich.) since January 2012. They are career department serving the residents of both communities as well as the state capital and the students and campus of Michigan State University. Previously, Talifarro worked for the City of Flint Fire Department for store site nearly 17 years, retiring as assistant chief in 2001. Chief Talifarro is a USFA Harvard Fellow, a certified professional emergency manager, and has extensive training from both the National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute.


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