LCC to participate in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters College landmarks to glow red in national tribute

Posted at 9:40 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 11:40:15-04

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

As dusk turns to dark, Oct. 3-5, LCC landmarks will glow red in respect of fallen firefighters and their families. We will especially remember the father of Tim Baker LCC’s Program Director for Public Service Careers, which includes our Fire Science program. Tim’s dad, Timothy Norris Baker died in the line of duty in 1986 as a firefighter for the Department of Energy Nevada – Nevada Test Site. He also served as fire chief of the Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Irish Hills Fire Station in Tipton, Mich., and as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force.

“I am very proud that LCC is participating in this national tribute to honor fallen firefighters,” Baker said. “It has been so important to me to stress safety to all the new recruits in all our programs at LCC. This is a fitting tribute for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay homage for their dedication, determination and service to community, and we vow that they will never be forgotten.”

The college will also remember LCC Fire Science Academy graduate and distinguished U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dennis Rodeman. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Vermontville Fire Department until he joined the Lansing Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT in 2007. His life was cut short in 2015 after he was intentionally struck by a passing motorist while participating in the Fill the Boot fundraising campaign, where firefighters collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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 [].

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; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

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