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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...

City of Lee’s Summit Named Leader in Digital Technology

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The City of Lee’s Summit has been recognized as a leader in digital technology by the Center for Digital Government. Lee’s Summit ranked second in the 2018 Digital Cities Survey among cities with a population of 75,000 to 124,999 for its ability to use technology to boost transparency, realize efficiencies and improve the citizen experience. It’s the fifth time Lee’s Summit has placed in the top 10 in the 75,000 to 124,999...

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...

City Crews Preparing for Winter Weather Season

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The City of Lee’s Summit will hold a snow dry run Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow crews to prepare for the upcoming 2018-2019 winter weather season. City crews will be testing equipment and running snow routes. The purpose of the dry run is to ensure all equipment is working properly and that drivers are familiar with snow routes, which is critical to the City’s snow and ice control operations. Although there is a chance of snow in the...

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...
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