Poeschl leaves LSFD with sense of accomplishment, relief

You’ll forgive Rick Poeschl if he has a bit of a relieved look about him these days. Retirement will do that to you. The 30-plus-year veteran of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department announced recently his final day as fire chief will be March 16.

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Fire damage temporarily closes local bar in downtown LS

On Monday, February 19, 2018, at 11:26 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire at Grains &Taps, 10 SW 3rd Street. The caller reported a previous fire involving a bathroom exhaust fan overnight. The fire was believed to be out, but there was still a lot of smoke in the attic space.  

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LSFD to promote member currently serving overseas

Captain Hicks is currently serving his country in Qatar with the 138th Infantry Division of the Missouri National Guard as a 1st Lieutenant. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department will present Captain Hicks with his badge via teleconference on Saturday, November 4, at 9:00 am in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 SE Green Street.

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Early morning fire destroys home

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6:39a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1108 SE Bordner Drive. The occupant was awakened by the dog and discovered a fire involving the front of the garage and the back of a pickup truck parked near it. The occupant attempted to fight the fire, and then went back in the house to get everyone out and call 911. As they were leaving, the fire had already spread to another nearby vehicle and more of the house.

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