Divisions & Special Teams


The Lenexa Fire Department is organized into four divisions to manage functional areas of responsibilities and fire department operations: Support Services, Fire Prevention, Operations, and Professional Development. Each division is led by a chief officer as indicated in the descriptions below. 


Scott Hoch

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Deputy Chief Scott Hoch provides oversight support for the department's Operations, Training, and Emergency Management divisions. Duties also include assisting with succession planning and development of department program initiatives.

Support Services 

Stan Myrtle

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Assistant Chief Stan Myrtle is currently leading this division which is responsible for analyzing, developing, leading, and implementing comprehensive and effective programs that will provide the highest level of service and protection to the community. This position works closely with all divisions in the department to ensure sound implementation of the department strategic direction and operational effectiveness through the identification and alignment of objectives and resources. Chief Myrtle is responsible for human resource and finance related matters and serves as the liaison to these and other City departments.

Fire Prevention

Andrew Diekemper

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The Fire Prevention Division is led by Assistant Chief Andrew “Butch” Diekemper. The Fire Prevention Division oversees a diverse collection of community risk reduction programs. These programs include thorough annual inspections of all commercial occupancies, plan reviews and inspections of all new construction, tenant finishes, and building remodels. Our team places an emphasis on community public education, led by passionate members of our organization. Fire scene investigators provide fire trending data through investigations that help drive our yearly educational programs. We take great pride in our business partnerships and the relationships we build with the members of our community. These relationships foster a pro-active mindset of safety for those who live, work, and visit our city.

“Through education, engineering, enforcement, emergency response, economic incentives and everyone being involved, together we can make a difference.” 


Randy Mains

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The Operations Division is led by Assistant Chief Randall Mains. The division provides emergency response to all hazards and incidents. It encompasses all operations personnel which is divided into three 24 hour shifts: A, B and C. Each shift is managed by a battalion chief (shift commander). Additionally, this division contains technical rescue teams comprised of select personnel from each shift:

  • Confined space/high-angle/cave rescue: This team mitigates high-angle, confined space and cave rescue emergencies. These members are trained and certified in multiple rescue disciplines. Utility apparatus is outfitted with confined space, rope and cave/mine rescue equipment. Most operations members are certified as rope rescue technicians and trained in basic confined space/cave rescue techniques for team support.