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
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.
- Only use propane and charcoal grills outside.
- Keep children and pets at least 3ft away from the grill area.
- Place your grill at least 10ft away from any structures and fences.
- Never leave your grill unattended!
What Does a Helmet Do?
- Protects our SKULL & BRAIN
- Our skull needs help protecting our brain!
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.