Jackson County's Phase 2.5 Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on Phase 2.5 guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

Search Fire Department News

Fire Department News Archive

Fire Department News

  |   Views: 2508
  |   Categories: Fire Department News

Chief Poeschl Retires, Gives Final Transmission

Chief Rick Poeschl concluded a 30 year career with the Lee's Summit Fire Department with a final radio transmission on March 8, 2019. Chief Poeschl started as a firefighter and worked his way up to the rank Chief. He exemplified the LSFD values of PRIDE, and instilled those values within the Department. During his leadership the Department achieved national accreditation and a reduced ISO rating, in addition to many other accomplishments. Chief Poeschl leaves the Department with the tools needed to move into the future and better serve the citizens of the City of Lee's Summit.

Congratulations Chief Poeschl on your retirement and thank for your service.

Print

Documents to download

Latest News

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Preparing for the Coronavirus
Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the metro area. The City, along with the Jackson County Health Department, continues to monitor the situation as it rapidly evolves. We encourage all individuals, as well as businesses, schools, employers, churches and private and public organizations, to start the discussion about how to prepare for widespread illness and disruption of daily life. Residents are encouraged...
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...
Electrical Failure Sparks Crawl Space Fire

Electrical Failure Sparks Crawl Space Fire

  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...
Storm Siren Test Postponed to February 12, Weather Permitting- TEST CANCELLED

Storm Siren Test Postponed to February 12, Weather Permitting- TEST CANCELLED

Storm Siren Test Postponed to February 12, Weather Permitting- TEST CANCELLED

The Outdoor Warning Sirens are normally tested on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Due to inclement weather and the Chiefs Parade on February 5th, the monthly test was postponed to Wednesday, February 12, at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting. 

135Last