Search Fire Department News

Fire Department News Archive

Fire Department News

  |   Views: 4466
  |   Categories: Fire Department News

Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Monday, March 7.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Monday, March 7.

It's essential to be ready for all types of weather, and in Missouri, that can change by the hour. So this week, take the time to think about and plan how you will receive emergency information and respond if severe weather strikes. The Lee's Summit Fire Department will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Locally the Lee's Summit Fire Department will activate the outdoor storm warning sirens, announce the exercise over the Emergency Broadcast Radio System, and message Nixle.com subscribers. The National Weather Service will also activate the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)All-Hazard Weather Radio. In the event of severe weather conditions on the day of the exercise, the make-up date will be at the same time on Thursday, March 10, if weather permits. 

All schools, businesses, and residents are encouraged to participate in the exercise by practicing their severe weather and shelter procedures. Remember, the safest shelter location is in the lowest level of the building in an interior room without windows. In schools or businesses, safer locations are basements, hallways without windows, under staircases, and designated tornado safe rooms. Once everyone is accounted for, the drill is over.

It is important to be aware of the forecast and the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions. Have several forms of severe weather notification that fit your lifestyle. Do not depend solely on one method of notification. Commercial media and internet services provide information when you are awake but do little when asleep. Outdoor warning sirens were designed to warn people outdoors and were  not intended to be heard indoors. NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radios provide 24 hours a day notification of severe weather at home and work. All-Hazard radios are programmable to the county you live in to alert you day or night when severe weather is in your area. Many of these devices have backup battery power and will function during power outages.


The National Weather Service provides safety tips and educational information about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, lightning, and the importance of NOAA Weather Radios on its Weather Safety Tips page at: https://www.weather.gov/safety. Additional information is available at Stormaware.mo.gov, and http://www.preparemetrokc.org/ . For information about local notification and preparedness, contact Lee's Summit Fire Department at (816) 969-1300.

Print

Latest News

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home
On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11:36 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of SW Sara Circle. The occupant reported a fire in the garage, and they were evacuating the house. When the fire department arrived, the garage of a one-story, single-family residence was on fire and rapidly spreading into the attic of the house and a car in the driveway. The occupants of the house were safe outside. Firefighters knocked...
Video Tour of Fire Station 3

Video Tour of Fire Station 3

Video Tour of Fire Station 3
Crews moved into the new Lee's Summit Fire Station No. 3 at 2023 NW Shamrock Ave. in August 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID, there wasn't the usual open house we would have for such a project. Since then, crews have settled in, and we have a video to give you a brief look inside the modern facility serving all of Lee's Summit and a rapidly developing west side.  Voters approved the replacement of old Fire Station No. 3 as part of the...
Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit
Everyone wants to get back to celebrating Independence Day like we used to. However, if your celebration activities include fireworks, remember to use them responsibly and follow simple rules and safety guidelines. In the City of Lee's Summit, residents with a 2022 Fireworks Permit may discharge approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks permits are free and available at City Hall, any approved...
Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House

Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House

Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— Early Wednesday, June 8, 2022, a storm moved through the area, and severe weather warning systems activated for a possible tornado headed towards Lee’s Summit. The storm caused damage to tree limbs, a few downed powerlines and blew around loose objects but caused no significant structural damage. Daylight will allow for a better assessment of the damage. The Lee’s Summit Public Works crews were out after the storm clearing...
Downtown Outdoor Voice Message Warning Siren Test on Friday, May 27

Downtown Outdoor Voice Message Warning Siren Test on Friday, May 27

Downtown Outdoor Voice Message Warning Siren Test on Friday, May 27
The Lee's Summit Fire Department will be testing the voice messaging capability of a new Outdoor Warning Siren behind Fire Headquarters on Friday, May 27, 2022, around Noon. The new siren provides coverage for the downtown area and is capable of live and prerecorded voice messages in addition to the traditional storm siren.
First81012Last