Lansing Fire Chief Tom Cochran is retiring. The 28-year veteran made the announcement Friday that he will retire from his position in January.
Cochran has been with the city for 28 years and has served as Fire Chief for the last five years.
"My career with the Lansing Fire Department has been a privilege, which has rewarded me with both professional and personal growth," Chief Cochran said. "It has been an honor working for the City of Lansing and the fine people who serve this community and the people who live here."
"These past five years have seen unparalleled changes in the Fire Department as the city has faced the challenges of the Great Recession," said Bernero. "Through it all, Chief Cochran's strong leadership has enabled us to continue providing the citizens of Lansing with excellent fire protection and EMS services. We are grateful for his distinguished service over the past 28 years and wish him all the best as he moves into a new phase of his life."
Mayor Bernero says the city will quickly begin the process finding a new leader for the department.