Lee's Summit Fire Department

Lee's Summit Fire Department LogoThe Lee's Summit Fire Department takes pride in serving the Lee's Summit community. Staff stands ready to provide the highest level of service in any type of emergency. To best accomplish this task, the department is divided into six divisions; Administration, Communications Center, Emergency Services, Fire Prevention, Support Services, and Training.  

Fire Department News

  • City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief
    City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

    City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

    The City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Snider as the City’s new fire chief. This selection follows the March 2019 retirement of Rick Poeschl.  The City conducted an extensive national search that resulted in over 48 well-qualified and exemplary applicants. Leading candidates participated in a highly competitive and comprehensive interview process, which included multiple panel interviews with stakeholders,...

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  • NEWS RELEASE- Small Chemical Spill at Lee's Summit Medical Center

    NEWS RELEASE- Small Chemical Spill at Lee's Summit Medical Center

    LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:46 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to the Lee’s Summit Medical Center, 2100 SE Blue Parkway for a reported chemical spill. Hospital staff discovered a spilled material in the pathology lab and sealed off the area. When the fire department arrived, it was determined the spill was contained to the pathology lab and there was no immediate threat to the remainder of the...

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  • NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage
    NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage

    NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage

    LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 9:45 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1811 NW Killarney Lane. The resident reported a fire in the kitchen that was spreading. The house was being evacuated, but the pets were still inside. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was visible from the roof of the one-story, single family residence. The resident was safe outside. The fire...

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