Lee's Summit Fire Department

Fire Chief
Mike Snider

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is an organization rich in history and tradition. The department provides emergency services to nearly 107,000 people, which includes residents in the neighboring communities of Greenwood and Unity Village. The 180 personnel respond to over 11,000 calls for service annually from seven (7) fire stations, providing emergency dispatching with medical direction, fire suppression, advanced life support emergency medical transport, hazardous material mitigation, technical rescue and emergency management services. 

Our department is one (1) of seven (7) in the state of Missouri to earn international accredited status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2016. To learn more about our department and the methodology of how we focus on continual improvement, review our Strategic Plan and our Community Risk Standards of Cover reports. In addition to being internationally accredited the department has also achieved the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 2/2X.

The values of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Duty and Excellence.

Our Mission: The Lee's Summit Fire Department is dedicated to serving our community through prevention, preparedness, and response with PRIDE.

Fire Department News

  • Procession for Captain Gene Martin
    Procession for Captain Gene Martin

    Procession for Captain Gene Martin

    Captain Gene Martin's funeral service on June 20, 2024, will be followed by a procession to the cemetery between 12 PM and 1:30 PM. Below is a map link and directions to the cemetery that will pass by Lee's Summit Fire Station No.5 and Fire Headquarters. Anyone wishing to pay respects along the road is encouraged to do so along SE Douglas Street, but please do not park on the procession route. The procession route is as follows: From Holy Spirit Catholic...

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  • Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin
    Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

    Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

    It is with great sadness that the Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Association IAFF Local 2195 announce the death of Captain Gene Martin. Captain Martin died on June 14, 2024. Captain Martin served the Lee’s Summit Fire Department for 32 years and was a loving husband, father, and friend, and will receive active member honors. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic...

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  • Passing of Captain Gene Martin
    Passing of Captain Gene Martin

    Passing of Captain Gene Martin

    It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Captain Gene Martin, an esteemed and dedicated member of our team for the past 30 years. Captain Martin's unwavering commitment and service have left an indelible mark on our organization and the community. Throughout his three decades of service, Captain Martin exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and dedication. His contributions have been invaluable, and his...

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