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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  • Closed Door Keeps Basement Bedroom Fire Contained
    Closed Door Keeps Basement Bedroom Fire Contained

    Closed Door Keeps Basement Bedroom Fire Contained

    LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 11:44 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1700 Block of NE Auburn Drive. The occupant of the house smelled smoke and discovered the fire in the basement. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from a single family residence. The occupants of the house were safe outside. Firefighters entered the house and quickly extinguished a...

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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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