Fire Department

Fire Prevention & Public Education


Battalion Chief
Cindy Culp

The Fire Prevention Division provides oversight and support for the inspection of all new and existing business, code compliance, building plan review, fire safety/emergency preparedness education and fire investigation. Other services include issuing fire department permits, juvenile fire setter intervention, computer/media services, fire dispatch communications, record management systems and statistical analysis. The Fire Prevention Division employs a Battalion Chief, 5 Fire Inspectors, and an Administrative Specialist II.

Fire Prevention provides fire and life safety material to all residents of Independence. They produce a fun and safe environment to teach children the importance of fire safety, and the knowledge for families to remain safe in their homes.

To request information about any of these services please call 816-325-7121.

Emergency Preparedness for Youth Fire Safety for Kids  Fir


 NFPA Website for Public Education


Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection   



 Fire Escape Planning



Fire Pup with Fire Inspector Justin Selsor accepting Fire Prevention Week Proclamation from City Council
October 6, 2014
Fire Pup spraying down the kids at Fairmount Elementary School for water day.
May 12, 2015

"I like being a fireman," the little boy told FOX 4 at his big night. "They honk their horns."   

Follow Gabriel's story here


 Fire Safety House set up at Fire Fest at Silverstein Eye Center Arena
July, 2016