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South Adams County Fire Strategic Plan


South Adams County Fire recently completed our Community-Driven Strategic Plan. Click the below link to view our 2021-2126 Strategic Plan.  Thank you to all involved with the process from our community and internal stakeholders.  





“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

The South Adams County Fire Department is celebrating Fire Safety Month in October by supporting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. We will be visiting our district’s schools, daycares, and senior living homes. To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Commerce City. Check out our Fire Prevention page for more details. https://sacfd.org/fire-prevention-bureau/

Our Mission

Our Vision

Core Values

Who does the District Serve?

What Services does the District Provide?

The South Adams County Fire Department is dedicated to protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention, emergency response and public education. We maintain a work environment that fosters diversity, promotes innovation and delivers the highest quality of service with pride and excellence.

We will dominate and pioneer progress by setting the standard of operational excellence, member collaboration and community support to achieve our ultimate mission to serve with pride and excellence.

Honor, Pride, Integrity, Innovation and Teamwork

The District serves all residents within Commerce City and areas of unincorporated Adams County, for a total service area of 72 square miles. In 2000, the population of the District was 25,000. Today the population of the District is approximately 65,000. Emergency call volume has increased by an average of 9% each year since 2014.

  • Fire Protection/Property Conservation
  • Traffic Accident Response
  • Paramedic & Emergency Medical Response
  • Public Education in the Schools
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
  • Fire & Life Safety Business Inspections
  • Car Seat Safety Checks & Installations
  • Wildland Fire and Urban Interface
  • Community CPR and First Aid Courses
  • Emergency Management for Large-scale Incidents

Emergency Service Options

If you have a true emergency call 911.

These services are non-emergency services you can access for different needs.

Code Red Emergency Alert

Adams County/Commerce City Residents can subscribe to a system called 'Code Red' to inform residents in case of emergency. The system allows emergency messages to you via phone to your home phone, mobile phone and through text or email, based on your preferences. Examples of emergencies when CodeRED would be used include severe weather, public health emergencies, criminal activity, evacuation notices, fires, floods and missing person cases.

Sign-up: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/EA22F5DE3F32


911 is to be used ONLY in emergency situations.  An emergency is any situation which requires immediate assistance from the police/sheriff, the fire department or an ambulance.  Call 911 to stop a crime, to report a fire and to save a life. 

Call if You Can Text if You Can't

The Adams County Communications Center (Adcom911) has recently enabled the ability to receive 911 Text messages. 

You can now reach 911 by texting 911 from a cell phone.  You should only do this if you are in a situation where it is not “safe” for you to call, or you cannot call for some reason.


Adams County 911 offers a non-emergency line if you need assistance but it is not an emergency.

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Contact SACFD

Do not call SACFD in an emergency but for non-emergency fire related questions please call us at 303-288-0835

Public Information Officer (PIO): 720-498-8723

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