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 180 personnel respond to over 11,000 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 serving our community through prevention, preparedness, and response with PRIDE.

Fire Department News

  • Fire Damages Manufacturing Business
    Fire Damages Manufacturing Business

    Fire Damages Manufacturing Business

    On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 11:08 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 11 SW Industrial Drive at Newco Manufacturing. The caller reported a fire in the paint room.  When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was visible from a large single-story commercial building. The fire quickly spread from the paint booth to a nearby storage area, partially collapsing the roof. Firefighters fought the fire from a...

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  • Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 4-8
    Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 4-8

    Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 4-8

    The Statewide Tornado Drill is Wednesday, March 6, at 11:00 am, weather permitting. The City of Lee's Summit will activate the outdoor warning systems, school receivers, and LS Aware for the drill. It's up to you to determine the best notification method for you and your family and where you will take shelter. Here are some essential tips to keep you prepared for severe weather: • Follow local forecasts any time severe weather is possible. Have...

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  • Bush Fire Ignited by Fireworks Spreads to House
    Bush Fire Ignited by Fireworks Spreads to House

    Bush Fire Ignited by Fireworks Spreads to House

    On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 9:52 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 Block of North Ranson Road in Greenwood, Missouri. Callers said fireworks caught a bush on fire next to the house, and it spread to the building. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the eaves of a one-story, single-family residence. All of the occupants were safe outside. Firefighters extinguished the fire outside...

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