July 29, 2014

Inter-City Fire Protection District

Blue Summit is the unincorporated area of Jackson County sandwiched between Independence and Kansas City.   The Inter City Fire Protection District is a small District, established in 1936, that covers that area with fire and E.M.S. coverage.    
    Chief Jeff Jewell has been the fire chief for the past eleven years and has seen his department grow and improve to and I.S.O. (Insurance Services Office ) rating of a 4.  (4 out of 10 rating)   The District covers a one square mile that overlooks Kansas City and Independence.  The Fire District built a new fire station located at 1702 Blue Ridge Blvd. in 2007, and added two ambulances in 2013. The district also started paying the Paramedics and E.M.T.s. 

   "The District has shrunk in size over the years with the expansion of Kansas City and Independence," said Jewell "but we are still providing for our area.  Inter City had a fire station in the Fairmount area for years but moved to (Dog patch) Blue Summit back in the day.  I would love to have some of the old pictures of the Fire Station and its firefighters to hang in our new station as a reminder of how things have changed."  If you have any items or pictures you would like to donate to the Inter City Fire Protection District contact Chief Jeff Jewell 816-461-9090.

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