Fire & Life Safety Education

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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
0 350


0 215

Public Education
Classes Per Year

0 300


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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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Let's Celebrate the 4th of July..... The Safe Way!

Personal fireworks that are legal under state law are now allowed in Commerce City until 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4 and December 31. The city’s new fireworks ordinance also allows the sale, storage, possession, and handling of these “permissible fireworks” in the city limits.

Be Prepare With Ready - Set - Go!

It's Summer Time!!!!!

It’s summer time, which means it’s time for bicycle rides, cooling off by the pool, and of course, grilling some delicious food on the grill. While we strive to have a safe-fun summer, summer time is one of the most dangerous times of the year. Learn about ways we can keep our homes, our loved ones, and our community safe this summer.  

Grilling Safety Helmet Safety

There’s nothing that shouts summer more than a delicious BBQ! But BBQ’s are the number one summer related cause to fires and burn injuries. Roughly half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns.

Safety Tips:

  1. Only use propane and charcoal grills outside.
  2. Keep children and pets at least 3ft away from the grill area.
  3. Place your grill at least 10ft away from any structures and fences.
  4. Never leave your grill unattended!

What Does a Helmet Do?

  1. Protects our SKULL & BRAIN
  2. Our skull needs help protecting our brain!
  3. If someone hits their head hard enough, the brain can shift inside of the skull and knock against the bony surface of the skull. 


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

Click Here for more Sparky

Thank you to all of our schools, daycares, and businesses that have allowed up to come and teach about fire safety.  

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 that 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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