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

  • Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home
    Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

    Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

    On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11:36 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of SW Sara Circle. The occupant reported a fire in the garage, and they were evacuating the house. When the fire department arrived, the garage of a one-story, single-family residence was on fire and rapidly spreading into the attic of the house and a car in the driveway. The occupants of the house were safe outside. Firefighters knocked...

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  • Video Tour of Fire Station 3
    Video Tour of Fire Station 3

    Video Tour of Fire Station 3

    Crews moved into the new Lee's Summit Fire Station No. 3 at 2023 NW Shamrock Ave. in August 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID, there wasn't the usual open house we would have for such a project. Since then, crews have settled in, and we have a video to give you a brief look inside the modern facility serving all of Lee's Summit and a rapidly developing west side.  Voters approved the replacement of old Fire Station No. 3 as part of the...

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  • Fireworks in Lee's Summit
    Fireworks in Lee's Summit

    Fireworks in Lee's Summit

    Everyone wants to get back to celebrating Independence Day like we used to. However, if your celebration activities include fireworks, remember to use them responsibly and follow simple rules and safety guidelines. In the City of Lee's Summit, residents with a 2022 Fireworks Permit may discharge approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks permits are free and available at City Hall, any approved...

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