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Fire Heavily Damages a Lee’s Summit House

On Tuesday, October 07, 2014, at 12:09 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 100 block of NE Ash Street. A neighbor called 911, reporting fire coming from the side of the house. It did not appear to the caller that anyone was home.

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The Lee’s Summit Fire Department Reminds Everyone: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign,

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Lightning Strike Damages a Lee’s Summit Duplex

 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Wednesday, October 01, 2014, at 1:41 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the duplex at 700 NE Hamel Place. 

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Concealed Fire Forces Evacuation of a Lee’s Summit Apartment Building

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Friday, September 26, 2014, at 5:23 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at the Pheasant Run Apartments, 1116 NE Independence Ave.

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Small Fire in a Second Floor Bedroom

 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 9:46 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 312 NE Lincoln Street. - See more at: http://cityofls.net/Fire/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3027/Small-Fire-in-a-Second-Floor-Bedroom.aspx#sthash.3P9tySMn.dpufLEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 9:46 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 312 NE Lincoln Street.

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Lee’s Summit Fire Chief Keith Martin Announces Retirement

After more than 38 years working at the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, Chief Keith Martin has announced his retirement from one of the largest departments at the City, effective Sept. 22, 2014.

 

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Lee’s Summit Fire Department Hosts Open Houses to Recruit Firefighters

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host two Recruiting Open Houses to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in a career as a Lee’s Summit firefighter to ask questions and fill out an application.

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Use Fireworks Safely and Legally

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone to have a safe Independence Day holiday by using approved fireworks responsibly The City of Lee’s Summit ordinance allows the use of approved consumer fireworks with a permit on July 2nd and 3rd between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4th between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight.

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RED FLAG WARNING - Issued due to High Grass Fire Danger

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect for Thursday, March 20, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The combination of low humidity, strong winds, warm temperatures, and dry vegetation greatly increase the fire danger during the warning period.

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Spring Forward and Replace the Battery in your Smoke Alarms

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO—The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they move the clock forward on Sunday, March 9th , to change the battery in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.

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Statewide Tornado Drill - TODAY

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill will conduct a statewide tornado drill on Thursday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 5 - Flash Flood Day

Of all the types of severe weather flash flooding is the number one weather related killer.

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Tuesday, March 4 - Tornadoes Day

The key to tornado survival is being prepared to take immediate action when a warning is issued or when you spot a tornado. First, have at least two methods of severe weather notification.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Rescheduled for March 6th

The original date for the drill on March 4th had to be delayed due to the weather and a delay in FCC approval for the drill.

With all the winter weather it’s difficult to think about severe weather being a possibility in the next few days or weeks, but we do live in Missouri and extreme changes in the weather this time of year is normal - so be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 3rd through March 7th. This campaign is intended to increase public awareness about severe weather and tornadoes.

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, will conduct a statewide tornado drill on Thursday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m. Locally the Lee’s Summit Fire Department will activate the outdoor storm warning sirens, announce the exercise over the Emergency Broadcast Radio System, and send a message to Nixle.com subscribers. The National Weather Service will also activate the NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

 

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Tuesday, March 4 - Tornadoes Day

The key to tornado survival is being prepared to take immediate action when a warning is issued or when you spot a tornado. First, have at least two methods of severe weather notification.

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Monday, March 3 - Preparedness Day

Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 2-8, 2014

Severe weather will happen, and eventually it will affect you in some way. So the only thing you can do is to try and be prepared the best you can. In some cases, there are no easy answers to the many questions and problems that can arise.

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Severe Weather Spotter Presentation March 6th

The Emergency Managers of Eastern Jackson County will host a National Weather Service SkyWARN Severe Weather Spotter presentation on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:00 PM. The presentation will be held at the Crown Pointe Church, 5950 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO. 

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Don't let the Snow Block your Escape!

Deep or drifted snow can easily block emergency exits and escape routes from your business or home

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Holiday Safety

In some homes decorating the Christmas tree and house for the holiday is as much a tradition as gathering for the holiday itself.

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Winter Storm Safety

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— It’s important to be aware of winter weather hazards and what you can do to protect you and your family, as well as make it easier for emergency responders to get to you to provide assistance in case of an emergency.

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Are you sitting around an Open Fire?

Over the past few years portable outdoor fireplaces and chimineas have become popular and are allowed at single family dwellings or duplexes in Lee’s Summit without a permit (these are strictly prohibited at multi-family dwellings). These types of commercially manufactured devices contain and limit the size of the fire.

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Fire Heavily Damages Detached Garage

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 8:33 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3636 SW Crane Road. Numerous callers in the area reported a building on fire. The owners of the building called and reported it was a detached garage.

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Change your Clock, Change your Battery

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday, November 3rd, make a change that could save your life - change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.

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LSFD Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighters Association, Local 2195 have teamed up to support Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.

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Lee’s Summit Fire Department Reminds Everyone to 'Prevent Kitchen Fires'

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO—It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the Lee’s Summit Fire Department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.'

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Hot and Dry Weather Continues

During times of excessive heat, the City of Lee’s Summit recommends residents stay indoors in the air-conditioning as much as possible. If air conditioning is not available, spending some time each day (during the hottest part of the day) in an air conditioned environment such as a public building, your church, or with friends can give some relief.

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SMALL FIRE CLOSES BUSINESS

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 6:40 p.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 410 SW Ward Road, in Nails USA.

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When the rain comes down “Turn Around, Don't Drown”

With the recent heavy rain it is important to be aware of rapidly changing conditions in our area and stay alert to weather watches and warnings.

 

 

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Bedroom Fire Damages Home

 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Friday, May 17, 2013, at 12:34 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 708 NE Mage...

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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 5th

With all the snow on the ground it’s difficult to think about severe weather being a possibility in the next few days or weeks, but we do live in Missouri and extreme changes in the weather this time of year is normal- so be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 4th through March 8th.  This campaign is intended to increase public awareness about severe weather and tornadoes.

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Paramedic/Engineer Jamie Taylor Selected LSFD 2013 Firefighter of the Year

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO-- The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is proud to announce that Paramedic/Engineer Jamie Taylor has been selected by the department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Association Local 2195, as the 2013 Firefighter of the Year. 

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FIRE DESTROYS A LEE’S SUMMIT HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 3:19 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 400 SW Seagull Street. A neighbor called 911, reporting the whole house was on fire. 

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Holiday Safety

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department along with the United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association want to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season.

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Fire Damages Greenwood Home

On Friday, November 23, 2012, at 10:59 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 104 20th Avenue South, in the City of Greenwood.

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Fire Started by Warming Lamp Damages Home

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 9:13 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1100 Block of NE Woodbury Court. The occupant of the house came home and found the house filling with smoke from a fire in the basement.

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Fire Damages a Lee's Summit Home

On Sunday, November 04, 2012, at 8:44 p.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to the 800 Block of NE Michael Drive on a reported structure fire.

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Bedroom Fire Damages Home

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 2:27 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported automatic fire alarm at 3420 SW Pryor Road. Attempts to contact the residence en-route were unsuccessful.  

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Garage Fire Heavily Damages a Lee's Summit Townhome

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 5:14 p.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 100 Block of NE Churchill Street. A neighbor reported smoke and fire coming from the garage of a four-plex.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery™

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday, November 4th, make a change that could save your life - change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.

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Car Fire in the Garage Damages Home

On Tuesday, October 09, 2012, at 5:14 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported car fire in the garage of the house at 5312 NE Scenic Drive. 

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Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2012. Have Two Ways Out!!

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening.

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Fire Damages Apartment Building

On Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 2:53 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 901 NE Ridgeview Drive.

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Mulch Fire Spreads to Restaurant

On Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:26 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported mulch fire next to Perkin’s Restaurant at 1001 SE Hamblen Road.

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Utility Room Fire Damages Home

On Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 4:58 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1505 NE Wall Street.

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Grass Fire Spreads Rapidly

On Monday, August 06, 2012, at 12:34 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported grass fire south of I-470 in the 2300 block of NW Lowenstein Drive. 

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Balcony Fire Displaces the Residents of Two Apartments

On Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 4:49 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the Villager East apartments, ...

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Basement Fire Damages Home

On Friday, July 20, 2012, at 7:10 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 119 SW Lakeview Blvd. The homeowner called 911 and reported smoke coming from the basement.

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Dry Conditions Increase Fire Danger

The high temperatures and drought conditions have increased the fire danger in the area to the point that we need to seriously consider the risks involved when it comes to how we celebrate over the Independence Day holiday.

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Celebrate Safely and Legally with Fireworks

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone to have a safe Independence Day holiday by using approved fireworks responsibly.

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Kitchen Fire Damages Duplex

Lee's Summit,MO--On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 3:45 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the duplex at 3830 NE Independence Avenue. The occupant called 911 and reported the kitchen was on fire.

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Small Fire Forces Evacuation of Business

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On Friday, April 13, 2012, at 1:23 p.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at CK Enterprises,

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Fire Damages Greenwood Home

Lee’s Summit, MO--On Friday, March 30, 2012, at 4:42 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 911 Raven Drive, in the City of Greenwood. Multiple 911 calls reported fire coming from the back of the building.

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Keep Mayhem to a Minimum

How can you keep mayhem to a minimum when disaster comes calling? Put together a simple emergency kit now.

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Spring Forward and Save Your Life- Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

On Sunday, March 11th setting your clock forward will save you from being late, but changing the batteries in your smoke alarms will save your life!

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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 13th, 2012

Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 12th through March 16th. This campaign is intended to increase public awareness about severe weather and tornadoes.

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Vehicle Fire in Garage Damages Home

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, February 09, 2012, at 1:35 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1308 NE Depot Drive.

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Bedroom Fire Damages Home

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 11:50 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2200 Block of SW Waterfall Place.

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Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 2 Honored in National Design Competition

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department and Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock (WSKF) Architects announced Fire Station No. 2 is the recipient of the  highly-coveted Silver Design Award from Fire Chief magazine’s “Station Style” design competition.

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Building Evacuated For a Small Mercury Spill

On Wednesday, November 09, 2011, at 2:44 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported mercury spill inside of, 901 NE Independence Ave. An employee at the building reported that a blood pressure monitoring device containing mercury had broken and spilled a small amount of mercury on the floor. Staff immediately left the area and closed the door to the room. 

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Fire Damages a Lee's Summit Technology Company

On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 6:49 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Dow Kokam, 2901 NE Hagan Road.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday, November 6th, make a change that could save your life - change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector. 

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First nationwide test of Emergency Alert System scheduled for Nov. 9

For years, local television and radio stations have periodically tested the Emergency Alert System with familiar tones followed by “This is a test…,” but on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the first time ever, a nationwide test of the alert system will take place.

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Fire Spreads From Patio Fireplace to a House

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 5:31 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 310 SW Lakeview Blvd.

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Dry Conditions Increase Fire Danger

Extremely dry conditions, high wind, and an abundance of dry vegetation and falling leaves have placed the area at an increased risk for fire. 

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It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!

What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. That’s why the Lee’s Summit Fire

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Kitchen Fire Damages Duplex

On Wednesday, October 05, 2011, at 4:45 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the duplex at 801 NE Banner Drive. A neighbor called 911 and reported smoke coming from the front door of unit B.

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Fire Heavily Damages Home

On Sunday, October 02, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 252 NE Hidden Valley Lane. The ca...

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Fire Damages Duplex

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 12:06 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to investigate the report of smoke in the area of Westvale Circle and Fieldcrest Drive. The caller could not determine where the smoke was coming from.

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Garage Fire Damages Townhome

On Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 1:12 p.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 244 SW Pinetree Lane. The occupant called 911 and reported a couch was on fire in the garage.

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Community Open House for Fire Station No. 2

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— The public is cordially invited to celebrate the opening of Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 2 by attending a Community Open House

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Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011. The combination of heat and humidity can cause dangerous heat index values between 105 and 115 degrees during the afternoon hours. Proper precautions should be taken to prevent heat related illness now, and during future heat advisories and warnings.

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Small Roof Fire at Lee’s Summit North High School

On Friday, July 01, 2011, at 12:49 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to reported fire in the Field House at Lee’s Summit North High Sch...

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Excessive Heat Watch

At this time we are under an Excessive Heat Watch, but this will likely be upgraded if the forecast remains unchanged, or becomes worse.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp

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FIRE DEPARTMENT MOVES INTO NEW FIRE STATION 2

 LEE’S SUMMIT, MO -- On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 the Lee’s Summit Fire Department moved into the newly constructed Fire Station No.2, located at 2000 NE Rice Road.

 

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The Region Sends Rescue and Medical Suppport to Joplin through Statewide Mutual Aid

 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— As the magnitude of the devastation in Joplin became clear, a request was made from the State of Missouri Emergency Operations Center for fire, rescue and emergency medical assistance from the Statewide Mutual Aid System, made up of 9 regions throughout the State.

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FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGES A LEE’S SUMMIT TOWNHOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO - On Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 12:38 PM, the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1800 Block of NE Knollbrook.

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FIRE DAMAGES A LEE’S SUMMIT BUSINESS

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 5:46 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the Smart Start Daycare, 809 SE Douglas Street.

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Lee's Summit Fire Department

Welcome to the Lee’s Summit Fire Department.  The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of our citizens and guests by providing the highest level of service in the areas of 1) Fire Protection,

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KITCHEN FIRE DAMAGES DUPLEX

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On Monday, March 28, 2011, at 7:08 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in a duplex at 536 NW Fieldcrest Drive.

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FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Monday, March 14, 20111, at 1132 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2213 SW Walden Place.

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CANDLE FIRE DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Monday, March 14, 2011, at 3:49 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 block of NE Sharon Drive.

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ATTIC FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Wednesday, March 09, 2011, at 5:44 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1405 SW Charleston Avenue.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 8th Postponed Until March 10th

The National Weather Service has postponed the Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Tuesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. and rescheduled it for Thursday, March 10th at 1:30 p.m. Rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the area on Tuesday, and to avoid confusion the drill has been rescheduled to Thursday when weather conditions are expected to be more favorable for the drill.

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Downed Power Lines Close Interstate 470 in Lee’s Summit

On Tuesday, March 01, 2011, at approximately 5 p.m., Kansas City Power & Light crews reported to the Lee’s Summit Police Department that they were on scene of a power pole fire at 2150 NW Lowenstein Drive.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 8th

Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 7th through March 11th.  This campaign is designed to increase public awareness about flooding, severe weather and tornadoes.

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VEHICLE FIRE IN GARAGE DAMAGES HOME

On Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 12:26 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 4500 Block of NE Webster D...

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Severe Weather Spotter Presentation February 14

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host a National Weather Service SkyWARN Severe Weather Spotter presentation on Monday, February 14th, at 7:00 PM, at the Lee’s Summit North High School Performing Arts Center, 900 NE Douglas.

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FIRE DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Sunday, December 19, 2010, at 12:13 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 409 SE Williamsburg Drive. A relative of the homeowner came to the house and discovered it filled with smoke and called 911.

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GARAGE FIRE DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Sunday, December 19, 2010, at 11:17 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 404 SW Seagull Street. An occupant of the house called 911 and reported a fire in the garage. 

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KITCHEN FIRE DAMAGES DUPLEX

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--On December 16, 2010, at 6:27 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the duplex at 602 NW Westvale Circle. A neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from a neighboring duplex with smoke alarms sounding inside.

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Holiday Fire Safety

In some homes decorating the Christmas tree and house for the holiday is as much a tradition as gathering for the holiday itself. During the holiday season it is important to remain focused on fire safety and prevention to avoid a needless tragedy.

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FIRE DAMAGES HOME

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, December 02, 2010, at 8:30 PM, the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4425 SW Rivulet Drive. The occupant called 911 and reported the house was on fire and they were trapped on the second floor.

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Holiday Cooking Safety

On Thanksgiving there are three times more kitchen fires than any other day of the year. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) on Thanksgiving Day in 2008 fire departments across the nation responded to over 1,300 kitchen fires, well above the average of about 420 on a regular day.

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Turkey Fryer Safety

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, here is a video on Turkey Fryer Safety.

If you have any questions, please contact our Prevention Department at (816) 969-1300.

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BURN BAN LIFTED IN LEE’S SUMMIT FOR RECREATIONAL FIRE PERMITS

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the City of Lee’s Summit and will begin issuing Recreational/Cooking Fire Permits as long as conditions continue to improve. The fire department wants to remind residents that the burning of leaves, brush, and trash is always prohibited.

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BURN BAN LIFTED IN LEE’S SUMMIT FOR RECREATIONAL FIRE PERMITS

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO— The Lee’s Summit Fire Department has lifted the burn ban for the City of Lee’s Summit and will begin issuing Recreational/Cooking Fire Permits as long as conditions continue to improve. The fire department wants to remind residents that the burning of leaves, brush, and trash is always prohibited.

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Burn Ban Issued Due to Increased Fire Danger

The dry conditions and an abundance of dormant vegetation have placed the area at an increased risk for fire. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department has issued a ban on all open burning

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Change your Clock, Change your Battery™

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday, November 7th, make a change that could save your life - change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector.

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Recruiting Open Houses hosted by the Lee's Summit Fire Department

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host two Recruiting Open Houses to provide an opportunity for anyone that may be interested in a career in emergency services to ask questions and fill out an application. Applicants that successfully complete the testing and interview process will be placed on an eligibility list for firefighter positions to be filled throughout the upcoming year.

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Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2010

In an effort to better educate communities throughout the U.S. about smoke alarm recommendations, the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA ) is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 3-9, which the Lee’s Summit Fire Department is supporting locally. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 88 years.

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City’s first “Green on Green Sustainability Fair” is October 9

The fair is FREE and will be Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Green Street between 2nd and 3rd streets in downtown Lee’s Summit, MO.  There will be a variety of activities at the fair. A children’s booth will be available for youth to play a fishing game and draw “green” inspired pictures using sidewalk chalk.  In addition, Fourth G

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Mayor Randy Rhoads’ presents the State of the City address

In his first annual State of the City address given on September 9, Mayor Randy Rhoads highlighted major accomplishments, programs and initiatives, and progressive plans focused on addressing future needs of Lee’s Summit. His message was also focused on inspiring continual involvement and investment in the community.

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Severe Weather Spotter Presentation April 12th

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host a National Weather Service SkyWARN Severe Weather Spotter presentation

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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 11th

Due to a risk of severe weather on Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has postponed the state-wide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, March 11th at 1:30 PM.

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Winter Storm Safety

It’s important to be aware of winter weather hazards and what you can do to protect you and your family, as well as make it easier for emergency responders to get to you to provide assistance in case of an emergency.

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Holiday Fire Safety

During the holiday season it is important to remain focused on fire safety and prevention.
By following some general fire safety a holiday tragedy may be prevented.

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Change your Clock, Change Your Battery TM

  The Lee’s Summit Fire Department wants to remind everyone when they change their clock on Sunday, November 1st, make a change that could sav...

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Fire Prevention Week 2009

 With Fire Prevention Week approaching the week of October 4th-10th, 2009, The Lee's Summit Fire Department would like to share more information with you. Please click on the link Fire Prevention Week 2009.