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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.

Fire Prevention 1
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Public Education
Classes Per Year

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Hours of
Class Instruction

Fire Prevention Team

Randall S. Weigum

Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal

Ryan Doherty

Deputy Fire Marshal

Sarah Krzanowsky

Fire Prevention Officer

Kristen Marrs

Fire Prevention Officer/Life Safety Educator

Keshia Koger

Fire Prevention Officer

Savannah Elliott

Fire Prevention Officer

Emma Connors

Administrative Assistant, Fire Prevention

Fernanda Herrera


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Stay Off the ICE!!

South Adams County Fire Department responds to hundreds of reports of people and animals standing near or on ice. Reunion Pond is one of the most common locations for these type of calls. While our crews are working hard to keep you and your loved ones safe, we need to you do your part in making sure people stay off the ice!  

Ice Safety Awareness

Here in Colorado, we never know what weather we are going to see. Having single digit, freezing,  temperatures one day and bright sunny days the next is pretty typical. But what that also brings is challenges when it comes to ice and cold water safety. In Commerce City, it’s safe to assume that all bodies of water are not safe to be near, even when it appears to be covered with ice. Here are some ice and cold water safety tips:

* No matter the appearance of a pond, lake or stream, the safety of ice can’t be determined and is very dangerous

* Call 9-1-1 if you witness a human or an animal fall into the ice. If you see someone playing near the ice, call the non-emergent line at 303-288-1535.

* NEVER attempt to rescue them yourself. Though it may seem that you are capable of rescuing them, the chances of you becoming a victim yourself are high. 

* Always keep your pets on leashes. This way, they don’t accidently wonder onto the ice. 

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.

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Kids Corner

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South Adams County Fire Celebrates National Read Across America Day by wishing a Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!!!!

This motivational and awareness day calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. It encourages them to read where ever they are. Great ways to inspire reading in children include:

  • Keep books everywhere you spend time.  Make them easily accessible. 
  • Visit the library often. 
  • Get caught reading.  
  • Read to your children. No matter their age, reading aloud strengthens their vocabulary and language skills. It also opens up opportunities for discussion. 
  • Have your children read to you, too. You never know what you might learn!

Our Life Safety Educator, Kristen Marrs, reads a special book about Sparky the Fire Dog and how he becomes a Fire Safety Dog!

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.

Notice: Plan review submittal review will be a minimum of thirty (30) business days. A minimum fee will be required when submitting plans ( See Plan Review Inspection Permit Fee Schedule for Minimum Fee). We accept payment in the form of Check or Credit Card. All credit card transactions are subject to a 3.5% Fee.

Coming soon to Plan reviews:

Our Plan Review and Inspection Fee Schedule is being updated with some changes to be effective  June 1st. 

The new changes coming into effective are :

  • New fee for fire alarm systems monitoring water flow only. 
  • Underground water line inspection fee. 
  • Fire Department Standby fee has increased. 
  • Third Party Review.

Check out the new Plan Review and Inspection Fee Schedule here


Please Contact us at :

Email us : planreview@sacfd.org
6050 Syracuse Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone : 303-288-0835

Please contact us with any questions:

Email us : planreview@sacfd.org

Phone: 303-288-0835


See below for information in regards to fire restrictions for the 2022 season. Fire Conditions will be updated as necessary pending changing fire weather conditions. Please remember open burning is from April 1st to October 31st. 

Adams County Levels of Burning Resitrictions

Open Burn Permit and Regulations

State of Colorado Open Burn Permit Application

Residential Fire Pits :

Residential Fire Pit Information

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