New KCFD Honcho Coming Soon

Sadly, the lady leader was never well-liked outside of city hall.

Behind the scenes there's a great deal of controversy to contend with and no shortage of political power moves over resources.

Here's today's bright side annoucment . . .

“Serving the residents of Kansas City for 30 and ½ years has brought me great joy,” Lake said Tuesday in a letter thanking her staff. “However, serving each of you through leading the department is even more joyous as it enabled each and every one of you to serve our City better. There are just no words to describe how proud I am of how much we’ve grown as a premier emergency medical and fire suppression service in this time. Each one of you has played a significant part in that. You made it easy for me to be fire chief.”

Lake started with the department in 1992 and moved through the ranks from firefighter to assistant fire chief.

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Kansas City Fire Chief Donna Lake announces retirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Fire Chief Donna Lake announced Tuesday her retirement from the fire department after more than 30 years of service. Lake was the first female fire chief in Kansas City history. She was appointed by former City Manager Troy Schulte in November of 2019.