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

  • Sunday Morning Townhome Fire
    Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

    Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

    On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 11:43 am, the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 Block of NE Whispering Winds Court. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the townhome. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from a two-story, four-unit townhome building. Several occupants had evacuated the building. Fire crews forced entry into the townhome and found moderate smoke on the first floor. Crews...

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  • Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms
    Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms

    Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms

    Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, at 2 a.m. So as we set our clocks back, take the time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Also, check the date on your smoke alarms to ensure they are not more than ten years old, and replace them if they are. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work! You can also use the extra hour to make or practice your escape plan!

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  • The Burning of Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited
    The Burning of Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited

    The Burning of Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited

    Reminding everyone the open burning of yard waste is prohibited. Including burning leaves in portable patio fireplaces or pits.

    Due to the ongoing drought conditions, all open burning permits issued in the City of Lee's Summit remain suspended, and it is not recommended to use any other outdoor open-flame appliances.

    Please keep everyone safe!

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