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Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward, and take the time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of 10 years. So check the date on your alarms, and replace them if they are getting close or are over ten years old. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work!

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Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family
On Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 4:51 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 Block of NE Bristol Drive. The resident called to report a fire in the house as they were evacuating. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke and fire was coming from the front and side of a single-story, single-family residence. Firefighters confirmed that the residents were out of the house and attacked the fire from a...
Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia

Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia

Protect Yourself from Frostbite and Hypothermia
The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The wind chill index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. It takes into account heat loss from the human body to its surroundings during cold and windy weather. The calculation utilizes wind speed in miles per hour and temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. For example, a temperature of minus 5 degrees occurring with a 20 mph...
Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building

Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building

Boiler Fire Damages Commercial Building
On Monday, December 19, 2022, at 11:44 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the John Knox Village Maintenance Building, 626 NW Pryor Road. John Knox Village Public Safety received an automatic fire alarm for the building. When public safety officers arrived, there was smoke in the building, and they notified the fire department. Officers located a fire on a mezzanine in the shop area, attempted to...
Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

Sunday Morning Townhome Fire

Sunday Morning Townhome Fire
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 11:43 am, the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 Block of NE Whispering Winds Court. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the townhome. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from a two-story, four-unit townhome building. Several occupants had evacuated the building. Fire crews forced entry into the townhome and found moderate smoke on the first floor. Crews...
Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Set Your Clocks Back and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, at 2 a.m. So as we set our clocks back, take the time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Also, check the date on your smoke alarms to ensure they are not more than ten years old, and replace them if they are. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work! You can also use the extra hour to make or practice your escape plan!

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