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.


City of Independence amended Chapter 9 - Fire Code

Emergency Preparedness for Youth Fire Safety for Kids  Fir

  NFPA Website for Public Education NFPA and Food Truck Safety

Electrical Water Safety Tips



Fire Inspector Glenda Knisley displays the poster made by the students from:

Korte Elementary at 2437 S. Hardy celebrated their 150th anniversary of the Independence School District by Honoring First Responders with a special program on Friday, March 10, 2017. Here is one of the posters made by students at Korte.




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