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We've gone through many trials and tribulations in our country's history. We've ALWAYS come out better in the end because "United we Stand, Divided we Fall". This is just another bump in the road. Don't ever forget that we're here #ForYourSafety ... See MoreSee Less

Weve gone through many trials and tribulations in our countrys history. Weve ALWAYS come out better in the end because United we Stand, Divided we Fall. This is just another bump in the road. Dont ever forget that were here #ForYourSafety

It's #TakeoutTuesday. Please consider supporting our local restaurants, especially the smaller, privately owned ones, by using their drive thru or a delivery service.They are depending on their customers through all of this. ... See MoreSee Less

A word from the director of our very own Lee's Summit Social Services, Matt Sanning. It's during the toughest times in our lives that we must find the resolve to fight through. Storms don't last forever. There is a beautiful sunrise/sunset found at the end of every single one and, so too, this storm shall pass. God bless, everyone.A Message from our own Matt Sanning:

I’d like to offer a small public service announcement from the human service organizations that are serving the community each and every day: We appreciate you! However, we have only just started to work through this thing and we need your continued focus and effort. I’d like to offer a quick assessment on the challenges that face the community from a standpoint of low-income, elderly, disabled, children, and unemployed families in our area…

First, the health concerns for our community are creating fear and some panic. People will get sick. We need to help where possible, but also do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families. We are a community of care and one that has always stood up for our neighbors and supported each other, regardless of how hard things get. We are Lee’s Summit. We are a great community and one that continues to rise and lift everyone who calls this place home.

Second, many of our family, friends, neighbors, and those businesses that we have continued to support, are out of work. Lee’s Summit thrives on local families and businesses creating a prosperous community that has exceeded many others over the years. We are very fortunate that so many have found their way here and called us home. However, things are getting tighter. Some business owners cannot sustain a month, and certainly not three, of being out of operation. The question is, what can YOU do? It doesn’t need to be life changing, but can you help? Whether it be a single order, a voice of support on social media, or maybe even a text message to an employee or staff, supporting their work? They’ve given so much of their blood, sweat and tears, and we certainly can spare something to show them that we will do the same when it’s needed.

Third, please, please, think about all those folks that are working while all this garbage is happening. Your grocery stores, retailers, fire department, police, car repair shops, nurses, doctors, delivery, postal service, human services agencies, and so many more. There are so many people that make sure that our community doesn’t shut down. Believe it or not, these folks probably aren’t doing it for the money. They do it because that is either what pays the bills, or that is what they were CALLED to do. Either way, they’re here to serve. It may not be pretty, but many depend on what they do. If you have the opportunity, please thank them if possible.

And lastly, this thing has most likely just started for us. There is a lot of speculation, but there are many things that we do know. People who depend on their income are being laid off, whether it be (hopefully) temporary, or in some cases, permanently. We are seeing a much different environment than we’ve ever seen. Families that have depended and lived well on two incomes may now be experiencing hardships. Parents that are considered “essential” may have no place for their children to stay during their shift. Households who live paycheck to paycheck may not have been able to stockpile groceries and now cannot find some staples they need. Let’s try to take a moment to imagine ourselves in the shoes of someone else and think about the conversation we would have. So, what can you do?

Please take the time to think about how you can help, regardless of whether you leave the house or not. Everything is uncertain, whether it be health-related or financial. We are in a scary time, but that doesn’t mean our resolve should change. We are strong and resilient community and we WILL come out stronger for this. It is up to us to make the decision that we continue to be positive and provide the help that we are capable of offering.

I ask that you be part of the solution and the community of care that I grew up in and the one that made this community the destination, not the fallback. Lee’s Summit Social Services loves our community and the staff never once balked at the idea of serving each and every person that has a need…it’s what they do. I would say that this is the exact same mindset that most of our community has. It’s simply who we are and what we do. I am grateful for this community and I surround myself with those that refuse to quit. We've got this.

If you have a chance, please check out the following folks that are working to keep things moving forward:

One Good Meal

Lee’s Summit Social Services

Meals on Wheels of Lee's Summit, MO

Coldwater of Lee's Summit

Lee's Summit Firefighters Association

LSPOA

Lee's Summit R-7 School District

Doctors and nurses

And anyone in the service industry

Your support and trust that we WILL work nonstop, is so very much appreciated. We won’t let you down.
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A word from the director of our very own Lees Summit Social Services, Matt Sanning. Its during the toughest times in our lives that we must find the resolve to fight through. Storms dont last forever. There is a beautiful sunrise/sunset found at the end of every single one and, so too, this storm shall pass. God bless, everyone.

We could all use a change of pace right now and it's a brand new week. Today is #nationalpuppyday. Show us your fur babies!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

Local 2195 is committed to our community in providing safe and efficient services while saving lives, minimizing risk and protecting property.

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We've gone through many trials and tribulations in our country's history. We've ALWAYS come out better in the end because "United we Stand, Divided we Fall". This is just another bump in the road. Don't ever forget that we're here #ForYourSafety
As this pandemic progresses and tighter restrictions on quarantines continue to evolve, there are sure to be some very troubling times for many folks in our communities. PLEASE talk to and take care of each other but also make some time for your self.
Cleaning and disinfecting are good things IF done correctly. If not done properly they can be deadly. #ForYourSafety please refrain from these mixtures.
Don't forget, today is the Missouri primary election!! Everyone get out and do your civic duty!!
We're less than one week away from "Springing Forward" on those clocks. Do you know what else that means? Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors! 1) Change the batteries 2) Use the wand attachment on your vacuum and get those dust bunnies out of them (yes they can set off the detectors) 3) Check the manufactured date. If your detectors are more than 10 years old or have no date, it's time to change them Please remember, #ForYourSafety we'll be happy to assist in changing nuisance batteries or faulty detectors if they are sounding but we don't routinely install new detectors or new batteries throughout your home. If we did there'd be a lot of electricians without a job. ;-)
Are you prepared? There will be a statewide tornado drill tomorrow morning. We encourage you to practice with your family. Know WHERE to go, WHEN to go, WHAT the difference is between a watch and warning, HOW LONG long to stay in your safe area after the tornado has passed, and HOW to get out safely if your house is affected as there will likely be broken gas lines, charged electrical wiring, broken glass, exposed nails/screws, and sharp metal edges to navigate around.
Winter's in full force for the next couple of days. Be aware of your safety as hypothermia and frostbite can happen very quickly in the bitter cold windchills that we will experience and if you are planning on traveling make sure that you are fully prepared by stocking your vehicle with necessary supplies in the event you get stranded on the side of the road.
Many paramedics from LSFD are attending a 2 day course called Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS). The class will take place several times this month to allow for nearly all of our department medics to enhance our skills #ForYourSafety.
Congratulations to Jay Edson, youngest son of councilmember Phyllis Edson on receiving the rank of Eagle Scout this past Sunday. Way to go, young man!!!
Have a great snow day!! The hills should be perfect for sledding but be safe and follow these suggestions from @CIPAinjury
8 members of IAFF 2195 are attending the 2020 Affiliate Leadership Conference. It will be a great 3 days of learning and networking. Human Relations and Leadership are at the forefront of this years conference
That’s a wrap on the 2019 Boot Block. The men and women of IAFF 2195 along with the Chief Officers of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department are proud to announce a new record total of $31,642.00!!! We are so humbled by the generosity of our community. Thank you!
Day 3 is upon us. We have had a very successful 2019 Boot Block so far. If you find yourself in Lee’s Summit please stop by the intersection of SE 3rd and SE Douglas. Say Hi to your off-duty Fire Fighters and help us fill our boots for Lee’s Summit Social Services.
Our first day has come to an end. It has become a tradition for us to post our totals for the day. Your generosity and compassion humbles us every year. Thank you for a record first day!!! $10,384.00!
Tomorrow is the last day to fill the boot. Every hand full of change helps us get closer to breaking the record! Stop by 3rd and Douglas and give to the needy families in Lee's Summit.
Only two days left to help fill the boot. All proceeds stay in Lee's Summit and help needy families.
Don't forget to stop by 3rd and Douglas starting tomorrow to fill the boot.
First things first; A HUGE thank you to Battalion Chief Arby Todd (FD) and Master Police Officer John Easley (PD) for organizing such a wonderful event!!! 220 toys, 210 stocking stuffers, and SIX bicycles are sure going to make some Lee's Summit kiddo's happy this Christmas. Folks, this is just from the fire department alone!!! Our heroes in the PD have also done wonderful things with the toy collection!! Thank you to all of our firefighters and police officers and CITIZENS who took the time to purchase and bring in toys for the youth in Lee's Summit. You guys ROCK!! And yes, we beat our awesome police officers...... again!!!
Last year the Lee's Summit Community helped us raise over $30,000 dollars in three days. Help us break that record by filling the boot on Dec 19, 20, 21.
The fire service has always considered itself one big family and tonight many of our LSFD members and their "significant others" (shown here) came together and spent the evening with hundreds of our fellow Lee's Summit city employees and their families at the annual city Christmas party. A huge thank you to our city council, city management team, and Mayor Baird for allowing us the opportunity to unwind a bit and spend the evening together.
As we sit down tomorrow with our families and give thanks for all of the good things in our lives, let us not forget that many will be with their "second" family as their work never stops. Thank you to all of our public servants in and around Lee's Summit for keeping us safe during the holidays.
It’s been a great day with Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Charities. Because of the hard work of our members and the unbelievable generosity of our community, we were able to donate $30,085 to Lee’s Summit Social Services. We feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this community. Thank you to everyone who donated at last year’s Needy Family Boot Block. We hope to see you at 3rd and Douglas Street in Lee’s Summit on December 19th, 20th and 21st 2019.
Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Charities feels so fortunate to be able to donate $3,081.00 to Fight Dirty. They are a local organization that helps our community. Thank you to our members, Lee’s Summit Fire Department Chief Officers and all those that donated with a purchase of a special Breast Cancer Awareness shirt.
Good night, all. We can thank our veterans both here and afar for allowing us to sleep in peace tonight. 🇺🇸
There's still time to donate food for Lee's Summit Social Services! Swing by any fire station today to leave those last-minute food donations!
Some were too young to remember...Some never knew NO ONE should ever forget.
Help us stock the shelves at Lee's Summit Social Services by donating food and personal care items!
We LOVE Lee's Summit citizens and we know YOU love us. Please help us to help our community in other ways by participating in our Firefighter Challenge to assist Lee's Summit Social Services!!
July 15th, 1999. LODD Bryan C. Pottberg Today marks the 20th anniversary of his passing. While this day can bring tears and sadness, it is also a reminder for all of us to live a little more like Bryan did, with a huge smile no matter the situation. I did not know Bryan, but I see the impact he had on his Brothers and Sisters in the Fire Service, the Citizens he served, and his family he loved. IAFF 2195 is proud to do good work in his name with the Bryan C. Pottberg Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds become scholarships for area high school graduates who want to pursue a career in public safety. IAFF 2195 partners with Lee’s Summit Parks to offer the Bryan C. Pottberg Memorial Park. What a fun and safe park for our citizens to be able to take their children and families. Have a great day and smile like Bryan. Bryce Buchanan President IAFF 2195 Members of IAFF 2195 and family gather at Bryan C. Pottberg memorial Park
Today......we remember. 20 years ago the LSFD had its first and only line of duty death. We lost a friend and we lost a brother. But most importantly the community lost a firefighter/paramedic who had a passion for the job; a passion to help everyone and a true love for the kids. Many things have changed within our department over the years but the one thing that hasn't is our memories of such a wonderful, young man who was taken from us way too soon. Bryan we still miss you brother, but we know you'll always be with us.
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