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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.

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Public Education
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Hours of
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Fire Prevention Team

Randall S. Weigum

Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal

Ryan Doherty

Deputy Fire Marshal

Kristen Marrs

Fire Prevention Officer/Life Safety Educator

Keshia Koger

Fire Prevention Officer

Sarah Krzanowsky

Fire Prevention Officer

Savannah Elliott

Fire Prevention Officer

Mark Cornejo

Fire Prevention Officer

Emma Connors

Administrative Assistant, Fire Prevention

Fernanda Herrera


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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.

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 districts schools, daycares, and senior living homes. To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Commerce City, please contact the South Adams County Fire Department at 303-288-0835 or visit our Fire and Life Safety Education page at Fire Prevention Bureau – SACFD. To schedule a visit from the fire department, contact Kristen Marrs at kmarrs@sacfd.org.  For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.

Learn the Sounds of a SMOKE ALARM:

  • A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and

stay out.

  • Some smoke alarms sound different , make sure you know what yours sounds like. 

  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.

  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and

the unit must be replaced.

  • Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

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Summer Time Safety Tips

Summer time is here and we want you to be safe! Summer time means staying cool in a pool, getting outside and riding your bike, and enjoying some delicious grilled BBQ. Though the summer time brings lots of fun, it also can be very dangerous. Here are some summer time safety tips to keep you safe during this summer!

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.

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.


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 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. 



Adams County Fire Restrictions 2021

Open Burn Permit and Regulations

Residential Fire Pits :

Residential Fire Pit Information

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