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Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

This year’s severe weather season is expected to be an active one. To learn more about severe weather awareness, attend the Jackson County Emergency Preparedness/National Weather Service Severe Weather Symposium on Saturday, March 16, at Crown Pointe Church, 5959 NE Lakewood Way. The doors open at 8:30, browse displays and register until the presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a great to opportunity to learn how to identify and describe severe local storms to the NWS. Residential storm spotters are a part of the ranks of citizens who form the first line of defense against severe weather. There will be several interesting and well known speakers to talk about what you can do to be better informed and prepared.

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Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

February 14, 2019   0430 CST

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:02 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2023 SW 4th Street. The occupant of the house called 911 and reported the back of the house was on fire and the house was being evacuated. When the fire department arrived on scene smoke and fire was visible from the back of the two-story, single family residence. The occupants were safe outside. Fire crews...
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, frostbite 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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