Lee's Summit Fire Department

Fire Chief
Mike Snider

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is an organization rich in history and tradition. The department provides emergency services to nearly 107,000 people, which includes residents in the neighboring communities of Greenwood and Unity Village. The 167 personnel respond to over 10,000 calls for service annually from seven (7) fire stations, providing emergency dispatching with medical direction, fire suppression, advanced life support emergency medical transport, hazardous material mitigation, technical rescue and emergency management services. 

Our department is one (1) of seven (7) in the state of Missouri to earn international accredited status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2016. To learn more about our department and the methodology of how we focus on continual improvement, review our Strategic Plan and our Community Risk Standards of Cover reports. In addition to being internationally accredited the department has also achieved the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 2/2X.

The values of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Duty and Excellence.

Our Mission: The Lee's Summit Fire Department is dedicated to meeting the increasing needs of the community by providing safe, progressive, and efficient services while honoring our values and traditions.

Fire Department News

  • Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family
    Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

    Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

    On Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 4:51 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 Block of NE Bristol Drive. The resident called to report a fire in the house as they were evacuating. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke and fire was coming from the front and side of a single-story, single-family residence. Firefighters confirmed that the residents were out of the house and attacked the fire from a...

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  • Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia
    Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia

    Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia

    The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The wind chill index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. It takes into account heat loss from the human body to its surroundings during cold and windy weather. The calculation utilizes wind speed in miles per hour and temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. For example, a temperature of minus 5 degrees occurring with a 20 mph...

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  • Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building
    Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building

    Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building

    On Monday, December 19, 2022, at 11:44 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the John Knox Village Maintenance Building, 626 NW Pryor Road. John Knox Village Public Safety received an automatic fire alarm for the building. When public safety officers arrived, there was smoke in the building, and they notified the fire department. Officers located a fire on a mezzanine in the shop area, attempted to...

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