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Rick Poeschl to Retire as Lee’s Summit Fire Chief

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The City of Lee’s Summit announced Rick Poeschl will retire as fire chief effective March 16, 2019 following more than 30 years as a dedicated public servant committed to the safety and health of our community. Chief Poeschl joined the Lee’s Summit Fire Department in 1988. He quickly moved up within the department and was promoted to assistant chief of support services in 2004. In 2015, Poeschl was selected as fire chief. Under his leadership, the...

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

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February is American Heart Month, and the City of Lee’s Summit is offering free Hands-Only™ CPR training Feb. 23 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. These training sessions provide vital information, which can greatly increase the chances of survival for individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest. There will be three, 45-minute training sessions available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Individuals experienced in teaching CPR...

Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold

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The extreme cold is expected to stick around another couple days, and with wind chill temperatures well below zero, frostbite and hypothermia are very serious threats. If you must go outside make sure you are prepared and limit your time outside much as possible. It is best to stay indoors, along with your pets. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need assistance. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold. For...

City Adopts 2018 International Building Codes

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The City of Lee’s Summit has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes. Effective April 1, 2019, all building permit applications shall be designed and constructed under the provisions of these updated codes. The International Code Council develops the International Building Codes, which are designed to ensure the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The City of Lee’s Summit adopts updated codes on a six-year...
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