Emergency management is a fire department program and the Fire Chief serves as the Emergency Management Director. Whereas the majority of disasters are local events, the fire department is responsible for coordination of city services during a declared emergency in accordance with the City’s adopted Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP). The Lee’s Summit Fire Department collaborates locally and with other regional, state, and federal agencies to plan, prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from natural and man-made hazards that threaten the City of Lee’s Summit.
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department Headquarters is also the location of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). During declared emergencies or significant events, the EOC is used as a coordination point for city departments to plan and mitigate situations that may impact city services and the safety of our citizens.
For information on what you can do to be better prepared for an emergency, go to the following: