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 to check the City's coronavirus webpage regularly.
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 the 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 citizens.
Emergency Preparedness Resources
Prepare Metro KC
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness