Smokey Dyer Former KC Fire Chief Smokey Dyer: His True Opinions & Career Reflections By Susan B. Wilson • Aug 6, 2012 Dan Verbeck / KCUR Last week, Kansas City’s Fire Chief Smokey Dyer retired after twelve years at the helm. Firefighter, Truck, Station Cuts Described By Dan Verbeck • Mar 1, 2012 Dan Verbeck / KCUR The guesswork is over. Kansas City’s fire chief has laid out which fire stations would have smaller staffs, fewer fire trucks and which will close as he faces orders to reduce the department budget by $7.6 million for 2013. Exit May Ease For KC Chief By Dan Verbeck • Feb 29, 2012 A financial deal is being worked out at city hall to allow Kansas City’s fire chief to retire early and with benefits. Kansas City Mayor Calls For $1 Billion For Infrastructure By Steve Bell • Feb 10, 2012 Library of Congress Kansas City Mayor Sly James presented his vision for next year's city budget and a lot more. Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 9, 2012 By Maria Carter • Feb 9, 2012 A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.