Fire & Life Safety Education
Open Burn Permits
Fire Prevention is Our Ultimate Goal
The South Adams County Fire Prevention Bureau was established in 1971 with 1 Fire Inspector. Today the Fire Prevention Bureau consists of one Fire Marshal and three Fire Prevention Officers. The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for fire safety, youth fire intervention, inspections of new and existing buildings, reviewing plans of new construction and hazardous materials processes as well as code enforcement. The Fire Prevention Bureau also spends many hours conducting public education classes both within the business community, and within local schools instructing children on the many ways of being fire safe.
The Fire Prevention Bureau believes that their work with children is imperative to their education. They stress the importance of not playing with fire, preparing safe methods of evacuation in the case of a fire as well as knowing who to call in the event of an emergency.
In addition they are responsible for the investigation of any fire within the district and work closely with local law enforcement ensuring community safety.
Access Our Contractor Portal for Plan Review and Permits
South Adams County Fire Department strives to keep the community safe in everyway possible. It all starts with education. Our commitment is to provide education on how to prevent or respond to a potential life threatening emergency.
SACFD Classes and Programs
SACFD strives to provide the community with the highest level of safety protection. This includes Car Seat Safety Inspections. SACFD has 5 certified car seat technicians available to assist you in safety securing your child’s car seat. A car seat check includes :
- Certified technician will examine your car seat for any installation issues and will guide you to making any corrections necessary.
- Educate parents and caregivers on what to expect with any child restraint system, Colorado laws, and what to expect with future restraint systems as the child grows.
Car Seat Inspections are completed Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm by appointment only. Please schedule in advance to guarantee a technician available.
Important Links :
Want to request a Station Tour or a Car Seat Check? Select and complete the forms below and we will contact you soon.
Car Seat Inspections
Did you know that bike helmets reduce the risk of of head injuries by 45%? Yet only half of the riders wear them. There is a simple solution… be smart and wear a helmet!
A proper fitting helmet is key! There are 3 places to check after placing the helmet on your head –
- Eyes – There should be 2 fingers from your eyebrows to the rim of the helmet.
- Ears – Make sure the straps forms a V directly under your ears. Make sure they’re snug!
- Mouth – Cinch the chin strap snug against your skin. The helmet should feel tight when you open your mouth. If not, adjust it a little more until it’s snug!
Have questions about bike helmets or want to get fitted? Call to speak to our Life Safety Educator at 303-288-0835
Summer time is the time for delicious BBQ grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. It’s also the time for peak BBQ grill related fires! Fires that can easily threaten your home. How do you keep your home safe during this BBQ grilling season?
- Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors.
- Make sure your grill is at least 10 feet away from any structure – including your fence!
- Clean your grill regularly. The build up of grease can quickly catch fire.
- Closely monitor children and pets around your BBQ grill. They should keep a 3 foot distance away from the grill. And NEVER leave your grill unattended!
Safety Tips and Links
South Adams County Fire Department is committed to community safety. One of the first steps we take in making sure that the buildings around the district are safe is the with the plan review process. Below you will find the links for the applications and fee schedules. Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.
Food Truck Operational Permit:
Mobile Food Vendors are an emerging fire safety risk. In order to protect our citizens, visitors and vendors to our district, any Food Trucks or Mobile Food Vendors with equipment that produces smoke or grease-laden vapors are required to obtain an Operational Permit from South Adams County Fire Department.
Please include the following items with submittals :
All submittals are required to be submitted through the Contractor Portal.
See below for information in regards to fire restrictions for the 2021 season. At this current point in time there are no burning restrictions. Fire Conditions will be updated as necessary pending changing fire weather conditions.