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City of Lee’s Summit Selects Rick Poeschl as Fire Chief

After a national search and extensive interviews with staff and community-wide stakeholders, the City of Lee’s Summit proudly announces the selection of Rick Poeschl as the new fire chief.  There will be a swearing-in ceremony held in the coming weeks.

Poeschl has been serving as the City’s acting fire chief of the department of 144 employees since the retirement of Keith Martin in September 2014. 

 “I am honored to be chosen as the chief of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department and am excited about our future.  The department is made up of a great group of dedicated personnel committed to providing service excellence.  Our department continues to strive to achieve accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) by measuring our work against industry standards of excellence – basically holding up a mirror and asking “how are we doing?” We are looking for continual improvement in our service delivery, and have made strides in those areas,” said Poeschl.


Fire Department Announces Promotions and Swearing in of New Firefighters

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is proud to announce the promotions of eight personnel and the swearing in of nine new firefighters to fill vacancies created by recent retirements and promotions.


Fire Extinguished by Sprinkler System

On Monday, February 16, 2015, at 7:34 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at R&D Tool and Engineering,


Kitchen Fire Damages Home

On Wednesday, February 04, 2015, at 3:43 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1413 NE Mulberry.


Dry Conditions Raise Fire Danger

1/19/15: Warm and dry conditions will continue to heighten the fire danger, supporting the spread of grass fires. As a reminder, open burning in the City of Lee’s Summit is prohibited without permit, and all permits have been suspended until conditions improve.

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