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City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

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The City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Snider as the City’s new fire chief. This selection follows the March 2019 retirement of Rick Poeschl.  The City conducted an extensive national search that resulted in over 48 well-qualified and exemplary applicants. Leading candidates participated in a highly competitive and comprehensive interview process, which included multiple panel interviews with stakeholders,...

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

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As July 4th approaches, thoughts turn to outdoor events and of course fireworks. Make sure your Independence Day activities do not turn tragic by following some simple rules and safety guidelines. In the City of Lee’s Summit, residents with a city permit may shoot approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight. Approved fireworks may be purchased within the city...

Basement Fire Damages Home

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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO — On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:53 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 800 Block of SE 13 Street. The occupant was awakened by the smoke alarms and found the house filling with smoke. After a brief attempt to fight the fire in the basement the occupant left the house and had a neighbor call 911. There were no other occupants in the house. The neighbor reported smoke coming from the...

Know Where to Take Shelter

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      Knowing where to go in case of a tornado could save your life! Stay Weather-Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated  about tornado watches and warnings. At Your House: If you are in a tornado warning, go to your basement, safe room, or an interior room away from windows. Don't forget pets if time allows. At Your Workplace or School: Follow your tornado drill and proceed to your...
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