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Know Where to Take Shelter

Know Where to Take Shelter

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 tornado shelter location quickly and calmly. Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums.
  • Outside: Seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately if a tornado is approaching. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe.
  • In a vehicle: Being in a vehicle during a tornado is not safe. The best course of action is to drive to the closest shelter. If you are unable to make it to a safe shelter, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low lying area such as a ditch or ravine.
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City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief
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,...
Lee’s Summit Fire Department to Hold Recruitment Open House

Lee’s Summit Fire Department to Hold Recruitment Open House

Lee’s Summit Fire Department to Hold Recruitment Open House
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is holding a Recruitment Open House for qualified candidates interested in a career as a firefighter/paramedic. The open house is scheduled for Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 207 SE Douglas St. During the event, personnel will be on hand to provide insight into the position, culture and benefits. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the fire station and fill out applications on site.   Among...
Business Destroyed by Fire

Business Destroyed by Fire

Business Destroyed by Fire
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 2:25 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 611 SW 3rd Street. A police officer in the area discovered the fire in the building occupied by Shining Light Music. When the fire department arrived, the two-story building was well involved in fire. Due to the amount of involvement and partial collapse of the structure, crews attacked the fire from a defensive...
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  LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Friday, January 17, 2020, at 4:09 a.m. , the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 Block of SW Mission Road. The caller reported the house was filling with smoke and the smoke alarms were sounding. The source of the smoke was unknown. When the fire department arrived, nothing was visible from the one-story, single family residence. Firefighters entered the smoke filled house...
Lee's Summit Fire Department Pumper Rolls Onto Its Side On Icy Street

Lee's Summit Fire Department Pumper Rolls Onto Its Side On Icy Street

On Friday, January 17 at approximately 5:10 a.m., Pumper 5 was traveling southbound on SW Ward Rd. near SW Stuart Rd., when it encountered icy road conditions and rolled onto its side. There were no injuries to the crew and no other vehicles involved. There is significant damage to the vehicle. Pumper 5 was returning to Station 5 on M-150 Highway after providing coverage at another station that was out fighting a structure fire. The Lee’s Summit Police...
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