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Six LSFD Personnel Complete Paramedic Training

Six LSFD Personnel Complete Paramedic Training

Six members of the Lee's Summit Fire Department earned their certificate of completion for their paramedic program, which began in October of 2021. Their next step is to complete their practical and written exams, which will allow them to become licensed paramedics in the State of Missouri. Please join us in congratulating Engineer Sandra Hughes, Firefighter Brennan Johnson, Firefighter James Heuer, Firefighter Owen Ellis, Firefighter Cameron Shultz, and Firefighter Laura Kreglo! 

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Discarded Fireworks Debris Starts Garage Fire

Discarded Fireworks Debris Starts Garage Fire

On Monday, July 3, at 10:57 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 Block of NW Thoreau Circle. The call initially came in as an automatic fire alarm, and when dispatch called the house, the occupants said there was a fire in the garage. When crews arrived, there was a fire in the garage of a two-story single-family residence. All of the occupants were outside. The owner had opened the garage to remove the cars...
Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Issues Water Boil Advisory for the Arbores Subdivision

Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Issues Water Boil Advisory for the Arbores Subdivision

Lee's Summit Water Utilities issued a precautionary boil advisory on July 3 for customers in the Arbores Subdivision. Repairs to the water system in that area led to a loss of pressure in the distribution system. The loss of pressure may cause back pressure or back siphonage and carries with it a potential for contamination or other disease-causing organisms to enter the distribution system. These conditions may pose a risk of substantial health endangerment to...
City of Lee’s Summit and Pro Deo Youth Center Announce $1.37 Million in Funding to Support Teen Programs

City of Lee’s Summit and Pro Deo Youth Center Announce $1.37 Million in Funding to Support Teen Programs

The City of Lee’s Summit was recently awarded a $685,000 Community Revitalization grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to assist the nonprofit Pro Deo Youth Center in the development of a new teen center to expand behavioral health counseling services. Of the 203 applications submitted statewide to the Department of Economic Development, only 70 projects received awards. In addition to the Community Revitalization grant, Pro Deo...
Fireworks in Lee's Summit
Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks tents are opening in the area, and people are planning Independence Day celebrations. If your plans include fireworks, remember to use them responsibly and follow local regulations and safety guidelines. As drought conditions worsen in Missouri, put fireworks safety first as we prepare for Independence Day celebrations. Sparks from fireworks can easily ignite grass and natural cover fires and pose a risk to structures. We urge everyone to consider local...
Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves
Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves

Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves

On Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 8:57 a.m., Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to Summit Waves, 120 SW Blue Parkway, for a reported chemical spill. Pool staff reported a leak and chemical smell from the wave pool building.  Crews arrived and evacuated the immediate area. Lee's Summit Fire Department, hazardous materials personnel assessed the area and found that approximately ten to fifteen gallons of muriatic acid from the pool's sanitizing...
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