Fire Department

Fire Prevention & Public Education

To request information about any of these services please call Prevention at:

   (816) 325-7123



Mike Ditamore


The Fire Prevention Division provides oversight and support for the inspection of all new and existing business, code compliance, life safety 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 an Assistant 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.



Dan Dufus - Home Heating Safety


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