Fire Department

Welcome to the Leawood Fire Department. We hope you find the information on the site both informative and useful. If we can help you or your family in any other way, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We also invite you to stop by any of our fire stations to see our facilities and equipment, and meet the fine group of men and women that are here to serve you.

The Fire Department will meet the emergency and service needs of our community in a professional, compassionate, and timely manner. As a result of the hard work and support of our mutual aid partners, communications center, and water distribution facility, the City of Leawood has been awarded a number 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office for its fire protection efforts.

In Leawood, all fire stations are a Safe Haven for Newborns. Instead of abandoning or putting your baby in danger, hand your baby to someone at a Safe Haven. In Kansas, a person stating they are a parent may leave their baby that is 45 days old or younger in the hands of staff at a fire station, city or county health department, or medical care facility (K.S.A. 38-2282). For more information on the program, dial 2-1-1 or (866) 320-5764.

Helpful Hints

Use 911 for any emergency

Our administrative numbers can be used for non-emergency issues or questions, but anytime you have an emergency, don’t hesitate to call 911. If you call 911, stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you its okay to hang up.  Then make sure the phone line is kept clear in case the dispatcher has additional questions or instructions. Click 911 System Use on the menu to the left for additional information.

Help emergency vehicles

If possible, have someone meet the emergency vehicle(s) and lead or direct the way to the patient or emergency. This is especially important if the patient or emergency is difficult to locate.

Stay away from the fire

If you leave your house because of a fire, do not re-enter. Stay outside until the Fire Department arrives.

Keep lights on

During darkness, make sure ample lighting is turned on.  Always have a visible address on your home or business that is readable from the street, day or night. Go out at night and check to see if you can easily read your address. If not, the Fire Department probably can’t either. Remember, seconds count when your house is on fire or someone you care about is hurt or sick.  Make sure we can see your address! 

Help is on the way

Reassure the patient(s) that help is on the way.  Provide first aid or CPR if you’ve been trained. If not, you can contact Deputy Chief Jarrett Hawley at (913) 266-0602 or via email for information about first aid and CPR classes.

Let us know about medications

If the injured or ill person is on medications, have a list available for emergency responders.  This is critical information should they need to transport the patient to a hospital or administer life-saving drugs.

Secure pets

Secure all pets in an area away from the emergency scene if possible. If you have pets that may be aggressive, make sure and tell the dispatcher so emergency responders can be warned.

Contact Us

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Main Phone: (913) 266-0600
Fax: (913) 681-2399

Fire Department Staff

Fire Chief

Colin Fitzgerald
(913) 266-0601

Deputy Fire Chief

Jarrett Hawley
(913) 266-0602

Division Chief of Operations

Scott Gilmore
(913) 266-0606

Division Chief of Prevention / Fire Marshal

Justin Ducey
(913) 266-0607

Division Chief of EMS

Aaron Kline
(913) 266-0645

Fire Prevention Captain

Kurt Neis
(913) 266-0608

Fire Prevention Lieutenant

Joe Ostermann
(913) 266-0609

Administrative Services Assistant

Sean Robertson
(913) 266-0600