Lansing Community College

LCC to participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

By Marilyn Twine

College landmarks to glow red in national tribute

LCC to participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters

LANSING, Mich. - Lansing Community College will join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation tribute to firefighters who died in the line of duty. LCC will light the Granger Clock Tower on the Downtown Campus and the dome at West Campus red in honor of some of America’s bravest heroes.

As dusk turns to dark, Sept. 27 – Oct. 4, LCC landmarks will glow red with respect to fallen firefighters, first responders, and their families. There have been 61 brave souls lost nationwide this year, with 17 deaths being attributed to COVID-19.

“This is our second year participating in this national tribute,” said Tim Baker Interim Associate Dean of Technical Careers and Director of Public Service Careers. “This is our way of showing the firefighting and first responders community that we honor and remember all of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line each and every day. We especially want to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice during these extraordinary times. Lighting the campus red shows not only our tribute to firefighters and first responders, but it highlights the resilience of the greater Lansing community and how we continue to pull together during these difficult and uncertain times.”

“The Greater Lansing area is home to so many frontline heroes,” said LCC President Steve Robinson. “Our participation in this national tribute pales in comparison to the service given. We can only hope that our gesture lets this community know how much we appreciate the sacrifices made by our firefighters and first responders. We could never thank them enough.

About NFF

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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