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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  • Electrical Failure Sparks Crawl Space Fire

    Electrical Failure Sparks Crawl Space Fire

      LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Friday, January 17, 2020, at 4:09 a.m. , the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 Block of SW Mission Road. The caller reported the house was filling with smoke and the smoke alarms were sounding. The source of the smoke was unknown. When the fire department arrived, nothing was visible from the one-story, single family residence. Firefighters entered the smoke filled house...

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  • Lee's Summit Fire Department Pumper Rolls Onto Its Side On Icy Street
    Lee's Summit Fire Department Pumper Rolls Onto Its Side On Icy Street

    Lee's Summit Fire Department Pumper Rolls Onto Its Side On Icy Street

    On Friday, January 17 at approximately 5:10 a.m., Pumper 5 was traveling southbound on SW Ward Road near SW Stuart Road, when it encountered icy road conditions and rolled onto its side. There were no injuries to the crew and no other vehicles involved. There is significant damage to the vehicle. Pumper 5 was returning to Station 5 on M-150 Highway after providing coverage at another station that was out fighting a structure fire. The Lee’s Summit...

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