East Lansing Fire Chief Randy Talifarro is retiring after leading the department for 20 years.
Talifarro's last day will be June 11. Deputy Chief Dawn Carson will serve as interim chief until the city finds a replacement, according to a news release.
“We are grateful for Chief Talifarro’s leadership in East Lansing, the knowledge and expertise that he brought with him to the role and for his continued support, particularly over the last year as he has led us through the emergency management of a public health crisis," East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas said in a statement. Talifarro began his firefighting career more than three decades ago and worked for the city of Flint before becoming East Lansing's fire chief in 2001. In 2012, Talifarro began serving as the fire chief for both Lansing and East Lansing under an agreement between the two cities.