South Adams County Fire Fighters Association

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

All proceeds go to the South Adams Fire Fighters Association, the 501c3 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, Healing Waters for veterans with PTSD, and the annual Landmark Academy 5K Run.

The SACFFA support the charitable work of The Professional Firefighters of South Adams County IAFF Local 5124, including The Steve Vincel Memorial Golf Tournament, 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.

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.

We contract with Northglenn Ambulance to run medical calls within the district in which there are 5 ALS ambulances staffed 24/7 throughout the district.

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Memorial

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. 
 
https://www.cofiretesting.com/job-opportunities-by-agency
 
 

South Adams County Fire Department has the following position open for Fleet Technician. Application Closing Date: September 28, 2021.

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Staff

303-288-0835

Chief and Administrative Staff

Chief Staff

Administrative Staff

Ken Koger (Bio)

Admin Chief

Randall S. Weigum (Bio)

Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal

Lee Whitner (Bio)

Division Chief of Training

Bobby Noel (Bio)

Battalion Chief (A Shift)

Derek Ross (Bio)

Battalion Chief (B Shift)

Hunter Hackbarth (Bio)

Battalion Chief (C Shift)

Melissa Rossback

Human Resources

Maria Carabajal

Public Relations

Kevin Kellar

Information Technology

Trey Zima

Accounting

Aaron Marquez

Information Technology

Sandy Danne

Executive Assistant

Vanessa Rodriguez

Administrative Assisant

Fernanda Herrera

Receptionist

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Locations

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 during that time has led me to realize what a vast, diverse, and amazing Fire Department and community we serve. We protect approximately 73 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, where 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 roughly 9,000 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 66 firefighters and counting, hired over 15 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!

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Homeland Security Internship

KEVIN VINCEL IS AN MSU DENVER STUDENT WHO’S LANDED THE FIRST SPOT IN A HIGH-FLYING HOMELAND SECURITY INTERNSHIP.

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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. 
 
 

Alex Fairfield

President

Sam Gillan

Vice President

Ernie Anderson

Treasurer

Craig Machuga

Secretary

Debra Bullock

Director

District Board Updates

2021 Minutes

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Minutes from the January 16, 2018 Pension Board Meeting

Minutes from the July 17, 2018 Pension Board Meeting

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Pension Board Updates

July 20, 2021 Pension Board Notice

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

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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.

1942

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.

1952

Formed with Mill Levy

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

2013

What We are Today

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

2017

ISO Class 2

South Adams achieved an ISO Class 2 Fire Department

Today

Our department responds to over 9,000 calls annually and has over 66 Firefighters and 22 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.

Fire Calls over the Years

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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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