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Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

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Before you start shoveling or pushing snow, think about where it’s going. In the event of a fire emergency, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Many fire hydrants get buried during even minor winter storms. Finding the closest fire hydrant and being able to connect fire hoses is critical during an actual fire. Fire hydrants supply the water necessary to extinguish fires in homes and businesses, and if one cannot be located and accessed for...

Overnight Fire Damages Duplex

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On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 3:04 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of NE Fernwood Circle. The resident of the involved duplex came home from work and was met by heavy smoke as they tried to open the front door. They went to the neighbor’s unit to alert them to the fire and have had them call 911 and report a person still inside. The person still inside the duplex had been asleep in a bedroom...

Groundbreaking Event for Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 3

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The City of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Fire Station No. 3. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at 2020 NW O’Brien Road.  Site work will begin in the next few weeks and construction of the 16,000-square-foot station will begin once that is substantially complete. The new facility will be located north...

LSFD Assists National Association of Pupil Transportation with Burning Bus Demonstration

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This past Saturday the Lee’s Summit Fire Department partnered with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the Lee’s Summit R7 School District to demonstrate how quickly smoke and fire can engulf a school bus, and how long can it take to evacuate a student-filled bus, with or without seat belts involved. Nearly 300 NAPTconference attendees were on hand at Lee’s Summit Fire Station #7 to witness the demonstration. In order...

LSFD Releases 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

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The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2023 Lee's Summit Fire Department Strategic Plan. This community –driven document is based on community and membership input designed to provide long-term direction and focus to the organization. The external and internal stakeholders’ groups did an outstanding job revisiting the Department’s foundation (Mission, Values, and Vision) and setting forth a...