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Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Before you start shoveling or pushing snow, think about where it’s going. In the event of a fire emergency, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Many fire hydrants get buried during even minor winter storms.

Finding the closest fire hydrant and being able to connect fire hoses is critical during an actual fire. Fire hydrants supply the water necessary to extinguish fires in homes and businesses, and if one cannot be located and accessed for use, it could delay ...putting out the fire.

Clearing a three-foot area around the hydrant in your yard or your neighbor’s yard could be life-saving. The few minutes that it takes to do this could truly make the difference between life and death.

Help us help you, by keeping the hydrants clear and accessible.

Thank you!

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Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

NEWS RELEASE                         February 14, 2019   0430 CST                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact person: Assistant Chief Jim...
Rick Poeschl to Retire as Lee’s Summit Fire Chief

Rick Poeschl to Retire as Lee’s Summit Fire Chief

Rick Poeschl to Retire as Lee’s Summit Fire Chief
The City of Lee’s Summit announced Rick Poeschl will retire as fire chief effective March 16, 2019 following more than 30 years as a dedicated public servant committed to the safety and health of our community. Chief Poeschl joined the Lee’s Summit Fire Department in 1988. He quickly moved up within the department and was promoted to assistant chief of support services in 2004. In 2015, Poeschl was selected as fire chief. Under his leadership, the...
Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit
February is American Heart Month, and the City of Lee’s Summit is offering free Hands-Only™ CPR training Feb. 23 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. These training sessions provide vital information, which can greatly increase the chances of survival for individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest. There will be three, 45-minute training sessions available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Individuals experienced in teaching CPR...
Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold

Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold

Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold
The extreme cold is expected to stick around another couple days, and with wind chill temperatures well below zero, frosbite and hypothermia are very serious threats. If you must go outside make sure you are prepared and limit your time outside much as possible. It is best to stay indoors, along with your pets. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need assistance. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold. For...
Lee's Summit Police Identify Woman Killed in Overnight Fire

Lee's Summit Police Identify Woman Killed in Overnight Fire

  Lee’s Summit, Mo – Detectives with the Lee’s Summit Police Department have completed the initial investigation into the deadly house fire in the 1500 block of SW 6th Street overnight.  With assistance from the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department the fire was determined to be accidental in nature.  The Police Department has identified the victim as 75 year old Nancy Bailey who lived at...
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