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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 5

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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 3-9

Someday the winter weather will stop and if Missouri weather holds true, within twenty four hours we will be in the midst of spring severe weather. If you’re going to live in Missouri you need to be prepared for anything! Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 3-9, 2019.  This campaign is intended to increase public awareness about severe weather and tornadoes. Of particular concern are the number of deaths due to flooding-particularly flash...

Specialist Rod Gravitt Retires

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After 36 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Lee's Summit, Specialist Rod Gravitt gave his final radio transmission from a fire truck on February 28. Please join the Lee's Summit Fire Department in congratulating Rod on his much deserved retirement. Thank you for your service! https://youtu.be/hOvL-gB6TIA

Overnight Fire Damages Lee’s Summit Home

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February 14, 2019   0430 CST

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:02 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2023 SW 4th Street. The occupant of the house called 911 and reported the back of the house was on fire and the house was being evacuated. When the fire department arrived on scene smoke and fire was visible from the back of the two-story, single family residence. The occupants were safe outside. Fire crews...

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...
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