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I was truly honored to be selected as the Department’s ninth Fire Chief mid-year 2019. It is very exciting to be part of a Department with such a rich history of leadership in the fire service and of high quality delivery of service to this great community. I look forward to working with our personnel and our community to continue to build upon the already great relationships.
The annual report will serve as a record of our activities and accomplishments for years to come. It must be noted that the great accomplishments of our Fire Department could not be made without the combined efforts of Fire Department employees, city staff, elected officials and most importantly our community.
Chief Mike Snider
The Fire Station No. 3 Groundbreaking Ceremony was held in late 2018, with construction in 2019. The replacement of Station No. 3 was approved by voters as part of a 2016 "No-tax increase" General Obligation Bond to fund public safety improvements.
The City of Lee's Summit has seven fire stations located throughout the City. In 2019, the City went to the closest unit response. Which means all units are tracked by GPS and the dispatch program sends the closest unit(s) for every incident.
2019 saw a change in leadership within the Fire Department. Chief Rick Poeschl retired in March 2019, after serving as Fire Chief since 2016.
Assistant Chief Dan Manley served as interim Chief until a national search was completed and Chief Mike Snider from Liberty was selected and sworn in August 2019.
20 Licensed Tents
123 Tent Inspections