South Adams County Fire Fighters Association

South Adams County Fire Fighters Association
SACFD Taking Care of Our Own

South Adams Fire Fighters Association (501c3) is a charitable organization that represents firefighters from SACFD, past and present.

The South Adams Fire Fighters Association supports all current and retired firefighters from South Adams County Fire. The SACFFA provides support for the Commerce City Police Fraternal Order of Police and their annual Christmas community program and Explorer program. The South Adams County Fire Fighters Association has a college scholarship program for dependents of firefighters and is also involved with community events like Meals on Wheels, Neighbor to Neighbor Program, Healing Waters for veterans with PTSD, and the annual Landmark Academy 5K Run.

The SACFFA supports the charitable work of The Professional Firefighters of South Adams County IAFF Local 5124 including, the Colorado Rapids Guns and Hoses charity game raising funds for the Fallen Hero Fund and the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Fund, the annual Denver Fire Chili Cook-Off, as well as sending funds directly to fire-fighters, EMTs, paramedics, and their families dealing with cancer through the Steve Vincel Memorial Fund.

Our Annual Fundraisers:  Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Steve Vincel Memorial Golf Tournament



South Adams County Fire Fighters Association was created to aid and benefit injured or sick firefighters and their families, as well as to support active and retired firefighters of SACFD.

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Harold E. Hubbell Fire Fighter

Died at age 45 on 04/17/55 while on duty.

Harold Hubbell died from burns received in the Oriental Refinery Fire April 5, 1955.
Harold Hubbell
Richard D Watts

Richard D. Watts Fire Fighter

Died at age 35 on 04/29/82 while on duty.

Richard Watts died from injuries received in a vehicle accident while responding to a structure fire.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities



SACFD is a member of the CoFIRE Testing Consortium. The Consortium offers a Firefighter entry-level test through a third-party testing agency.  If you are interested in a career as a Firefighter or a career in the Fire Service please visit the below link for active postings.

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Chief and Administrative Staff

Chief Staff

Administrative Staff

Kevin Vincel

Fire Chief

Bobby Noel

Deputy Chief of Operations

Ken Koger

Deputy Chief of Support

Randall S. Weigum

Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal

Hunter Hackbarth

Division Chief of Training

Ryan Roberts

Battalion Chief (A Shift)

Derek Ross

Battalion Chief (B Shift)

Nick Graff

Battalion Chief (C Shift)

Melissa Rossback

Human Resources

Maria Carabajal

Public Relations

Kevin Kellar

Information Technology

Kelly Renfroe

EMS Manager

Trey Zima


Amanda Foote


Thomas Goral

IT Administrator

Daniele Stufft

Training Coordinator

Sandy Danne

Executive Assistant

Vanessa Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant

Fernanda Herrera


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Stations & Apparatus

Coming Soon!

Scorpion Blocker “Stinger 23”:

The blocker is designated to absorb the impace should a vehicle collide or crash while on scene protecting first responder personnel, motorist, and apparatus.


South Adams County Fire Department is proud to share our new Haz-Com Mobile Command Unit “Thor”. The emergency mobile command and communication vehicle can tackle local emergencies or special events in a community and will be ready and reliable anytime – anywhere.

Map of Boundaries

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Message from the Fire Chief

Kevin Vincel Fire Chief

My story beings with being a life-long citizen of Commerce City (where I still reside today) and being associated (through my late father) with South Adams Fire Department since 1978.   I have been a member of South Adams County Fire Department since 1995 (25 years), and that time has led me to realize what a vast, diverse, and amazing Fire Department and community we serve. We protect approximately 75 square miles, mostly made up of Commerce City with small areas of Adams County. In the past South Adams County Fire Department was made up of all volunteers until 2014 when the beginning of career fire stations was put in place due to the vast growth of our Fire District. The rich history of the SACFD dates back to 1942 when a group of WW2 veterans started the Fire Department with one station located at 69th and Dahlia. Since then we have built (5) 24 hour staffed fire stations located throughout the city, a Head Quarters building, NGA Ambulance center, Training Facility, Building Maintenance facility, and Vehicle Maintenance facility.   Since the beginning of SACFD’s existence, the motto has always been to strive for great service, great leadership, use tax dollars wisely, and hire staff and firefighters that have pride and excellence in the community they serve.

Today we respond to over 10,000 calls per year, which covers the only refinery in the state of Colorado, major highways, large industrial, commercial and residential properties.  This is a special place with traditional roots, heart, passion, and dedication that will always strive for what is best for our community and citizens. As an organization, we pride ourselves on what is written on our fire apparatus “Serving our community with pride and excellence.”

Since 2015 SACFD has hired over 73 firefighters and counting, hired over 28 administrative support staff, replaced much-needed fire apparatus, fire gear, and breathing apparatus, and in 2017 South Adams achieved an ISO Class 2 Fire Department! This was a huge accomplishment and an improvement from a rating of nearly a 6! Thanks to everyone who had a part in this incredible project! We hope that by better protecting the community we serve; we can pass along savings to the community as well!

New Kevin Photo
Fire Chief Helmet

Homeland Security Internship


Check out this video for more information on ISO Class 2

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District Board

South Adams County Fire District Board

South Adams County Fire Protection District Board of Directors consists of five residents committed to furthering the district and efforts exclusively to the provision of fire and emergency services. The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing policies and guidelines for the districts’ administration and operations including review and approval of annual budget.
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from January through October, and on the second Tuesday during the months of November and December.  The meeting are held at 6:15 p.m., in the Board Community Room located at 6050 Syracuse Street at our Headquarters Office, unless otherwise specified. 

February-December 2022 Board Meeting Notice

Craig Machuga


Sam Gillan

Vice President

Ernie Anderson


Debra Bullock


Alex Fairfield


District Board Updates


SACFD Pension Board Results 2022

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2021 District Board Minutes

2021 Minutes

Fire District Board Minutes

Pension Board Minutes



April 20 2021 - Volunteer Pension Board Meeting Notice

South Adams County Fire Protection District held an election for one open seat on the Volunteer Pension Board.  As a result of the election, R.J. Fernandez has been declared the winner of the mail ballot election and will be appointed to the open seat on the District’s Pension Board for a two-year term commencing on May 1, 2021.

R.J. Fernandez: 14 votes

Rocky W. Teter: 13 votes

Robert J. Harpin: 6 votes

John Argust III: 4 votes

Mike Benallo: 4 votes

2020 Minutes

Fire District Board Minutes

Pension Board Minutes

2019 Minutes

Fire District Board Minutes

Pension Board Minutes

2018 Minutes

Fire District Board Minutes

Pension Board Minutes





Minutes from the January 16, 2018 Pension Board Meeting

Minutes from the July 17, 2018 Pension Board Meeting

Minutes from October 16, 2018 Pension Board Meeting

2017 Minutes

Fire District Board Minutes

Pension Board Minutes


NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a regular election of the South Adams County Fire Protection District shall be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The election is being conducted as a coordinated polling place election with the South Adams County Water and Sanitation District. The polling locations are South Adams County Fire District – Station 28, 10326 Walden Street, Commerce City, CO 80022, and South Adams County Water and Sanitation District, 6595 E 70th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022.

SACFD Application for Absentee Ballot 

SACFD Notice of Regular Election 2022

SACFPD Call for Nominations 2022

Unofficial Election Results

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Our History

History of SACFD

From an all volunteer fire department in 1942 to protecting approximately 76 square miles of residential, commercial, industrial, and open lands today.


Began as All Volunteer

On February 9, 1942, the South Adams County Fire Department was formed as an all volunteer fire department. The Department was an outgrowth of a local civil defense group resulting from WWII. The primary funding for the volunteers up until 1952 was through fundraising.


Formed with Mill Levy

In 1952 the South Adams County Fire District was formed with a 1/2 mill tax levy.


What We are Today

In 2013, thanks to the citizens’ faith in 5A, SACFD became a combination department of reserve firefighters, and career staff.


ISO Class 2

South Adams achieved an ISO Class 2 Fire Department


Rebranding: New Logo

South Adams County Fire Department proudly announces the launch of our new company logo. The new logo brings a modern look capturing our core values along with our skyline while integrating our established year and keeping our SACFD scramble prominent. Our department has grown significantly, and we are always evolving, and this new refreshed look reflects the ongoing development of our department. The task in the upcoming months will be to update collaterals, uniforms, engines/trucks, website, business cards, etc. with the new logo and look.


Rebranding: New Badge

Additionally, we are introducing new badges that will have a new look that is quite a change from our department’s traditional looking badge. The new badges will bare the fire maltese cross and will be banded together by pick axes signifying our pride, strength and will represent the badge of a firefighter.
South Adams County Fire Department will continue to serve with dedication, pride and excellence to our community through outstanding customer service, transparency, public health/safety, prevention, and education.


Training Center

Purchased an existing 4-acre site with 40,000 sq. of building space in Commerce City to enhance our training division.  The building will provide a source of state-of-the-art indoor training, space for personnel, quartermaster, and Information Technology.  Additionally, SCBA maintenance, reserve apparatus and fire prevention and investigation equipment and a workout facility are some of the plans.


Expansion of Fleet/Maintenance Shop

To enhance our abilities to keep up with our every growing fleet and be sure the Apparatus; Fire Engines, Trucks, Ambulances, and fleet vehicles are all in tip top shape for response.  The expansion will allow for additional bays that will handle indoor heavy equipment maintenance, office space, building maintenance shop and potential for hiring additional mechanics.


Our department responds to over 10,000 calls annually and has over 73 Firefighters and 28 Administrative staff.   We protect approximate 76 sq. miles of residential and commercial, industrial, and open lands. We contract and partner with Northglenn Ambulance to run medical calls within the district in which there are 5 ALS ambulances staffed 24/7 throughout the district.

Coming Soon!

The growth in Commerce City remains in high speed, along with increased department needs and service calls. Below are some exciting things we have planned to keep up with the growth and continue to provide excellent service to our community!
Station 21 and Station 29

Fire Calls over the Years





Area of Protection over the Years

The Fire Department protected 26 square miles up to the year 2000,
today the fire department protects approximately 76 square miles of
residential, commercial, industrial, and open lands.


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