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Specialist Rod Gravitt Retires

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After 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Lee's Summit, Specialist Rod Gravitt gave his final radio transmission from a fire truck on February 28. Please join the Lee's Summit Fire Department in congratulating Rod on his much deserved retirement. Thank you for your service! https://youtu.be/hOvL-gB6TIA

Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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