"I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine." - Kurt Vonnegut


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Since it's beginning in 1948, the City of Leawood has been fortunate to have had a number of residents that were willing and able to volunteer their services to the Leawood Fire Department.  Through the years, their dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence was instrumental in building the organization we have today.  However, like most cities, increases in population and the subsequent call load created the need for a full time paid staff.  The last active volunteer, Steve Anderson, retired on June 22nd, 2013. 

The men and women that volunteered with the Leawood Fire Department over the years are listed below. We will forever be grateful for the dedication and service they gave to the citizens of Leawood. We are proud and honored to follow in their footsteps.

Chief Officers

Fire Chief Brook Beatty; Fire Chief Max O'Brien

Assistant Chief Al Moynagh; Assistant Chief Harry Basore; Assistant Chief Dale Unkefer

Assistant Chief Fred Kuchem; Assistant Chief Fred Gardner

Fire Officers

Captain Bill Basore


Frank House, Inspector; Blaine Hibler; E.W. Forsythe; Wallace Cooper; Earl Borchardt;

William Reno; Warren Cook; Jack Kayser; Hal Swanson; Robert Pollard; Gene Kroh;

Jack Sparks; Joe Hanna; Jimmy Boschert; Ole Nesmith; Norman Nelson; James Haver;

Cecil Jenkins; Verne Thouvenelle; Carl Schupp; Robert Plagnes; August Diehn; Earl Boutell;

James Haglund; Dick Halsted; Walt Helms; Ray Hall; Glen Stevenson; Harry Woodward;

Jerry Bickley; Red Lisenby; Jim Nixon; Ray Burchett; Bill Turner; Dr. Walton Ingham;

Cam Blazer III; Tom Johnston; Jack Richardson; George Aostole; Fred Twitchell; Chuck Koehler;

Paul Meyers; Chris Glenn; Bill Donnelly; Dennis Dierks; Ernie Anselmi; Richard Palmer;

Roger Dart; Brad Sumner; Kent Anselmi; Kyle Anselmi; Russ Callahan; Jourdan Toman Jr.;

Steve Anderson

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Bettie Bridges


Ginny Toman; Joan Donnelly; Ginger Anselmi; Ruby Ingham; Marti Dart