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Fire Department Facilities
The City of Leawood has three fire stations, which are identified with a numbering system used throughout Johnson County. The first number (3) indicates a Leawood fire station and the second number indicates the station.
Station 31 - 9609 Lee Blvd.
Fire Station #31 was constructed in 1949 and is located at 9609 Lee Blvd. The station was built by Kroh Brothers on land they donated. Construction of the station cost $19,245 which was financed through the first bond issue in the City. Since it was initially constructed with two apparatus bays, two additional bays have been added, one on either side of the original building. Other changes over the years include an emergency generator and vehicle exhaust removal system. In addition, the living quarters have been updated to include a new training room, kitchen, exercise room, and individual sleeping quarters. On August 19, 2002, Mayor Peggy Dunn issued a proclamation declaring Fire Station #1 a historic structure. A Captain and 2-3 firefighters are currently assigned to Fire Station #31 to staff Engine 31. In addition, Engine 30, the ceremonial use 1949 Ford Central Pumper which was Leawood's first fire truck, is housed at Station 31 along with a utility pick-up.
Fire Station #32 is located at 12701 Mission Road and was opened in the spring of 1978. An extensive remodel of Station #32 was completed in the first quarter of 2004. It included changes to the exterior, completely updated living quarters, training room, kitchen, exercise room, and individual sleeping quarters. The station is also equipped with an emergency generator and a vehicle exhaust removal system. A Captain, Lieutenant, and 4-5 firefighters are currently assigned to Station #32 to staff or cross staff Engine 32, Truck 32, and Rescue 32. The Shift Commander's office and sleeping quarters along are also located here. In addition, Johnson County Med-Act has an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance with two (2) Paramedics located at Fire Station #32.
Fire Station #33 and the Fire Administrative Offices are located at 14801 Mission Road. This state of the art facility was completed in the summer of 2002 and includes spacious living quarters, a training room, a completely equipped exercise room, and individual sleeping quarters. Fire Station #33 also has an emergency generator and vehicle exhaust removal system, as well as a washer/extractor which is used for cleaning the contaminants from turnout gear after a fire. A Captain and 2-3 firefighters are assigned to Fire Station #33 to staff Quint 33. Other response equipment located at this station includes Utility 36 and an 18' trailer which carries a 14' Zodiac boat and a Polaris Ranger 6X6. Engine 33, the department's mechanical reserve apparatus, is also located here.
The Fire Administration offices are located on the upper level of Fire Station #33. This area includes offices for the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Training Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Specialist, and the Administrative Assistant. In addition, the administration area includes a plan review area, conference room, and break room.