LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— As the magnitude of the devastation in Joplin became clear, a request was made from the State of Missouri Emergency Operations Center for fire, rescue and emergency medical assistance from the Statewide Mutual Aid System, made up of 9 regions throughout the State. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department serves as the regional coordinating agency for Region A of the Statewide Mutual Aid System, which includes Platte, Clay, Ray, Carroll, Jackson, Lafayette, Saline, Cass, Johnson, Pettis, Bates, Henry, and Benton Counties.
Overnight Region A coordinated the deployment of heavy rescue equipment, ambulances and incident management support to the City of Joplin. Resources sent to Joplin included the Kansas City Heavy Rescue Team from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) and Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, for technical rescue assistance, and 25 ambulances grouped into five “Strike Teams”.
Regional departments providing ambulances include the following:
Kansas City Fire and EMS (KCFD) Kearney Fire Protection District
Lee’s Summit Fire Department. Lawson Fire Protection District
Central Cass Fire Protection District Warsaw/Lincoln Ambulance District
Harrisonville EMS South Metro Fire Protection District
Belton Fire Department. Johnson County MO Ambulance District
Grandview Fire Department. Lake Lotawanna Fire Protection District
Raytown EMS Prairie Township Fire Protection District
Liberty Fire Department. Excelsior Springs Fire Department
Pleasant Hill Fire Department. Kearney Fire Protection District
Johnson County Kansas Med-Act
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor the situation in Joplin and coordinate regional assistance as requested by the Statewide Mutual System.