South Adams County Fire Department

South Adams County Fire Department (SACFD), covering 76 square miles in Adams County (Colorado) including the areas of Adams City, Aurora, Belle Creek, Bison Ridge, Bonney View, Box Elder, Buffalo Run, Commerce City, Derby, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Dunes, Dupont, Eagle Pointe, Fairfax Park, First Creek, Foxton Village, Freedom Park, Fronterra Village, Fuller Estates, Harvest Meadows, Hazeltine Heights, Henderson, Houck Reservoir, Irondale, Landmark, Legato West, Mile High Flea Market, Mile High Greyhound Park, Monaco Park, North Range Village, Olive Park, Parkside, Pikeview Reservoir, Pioneer Park, Potomac Farms, Prairie Gateway Open Space, Prairie View, Ragweed Draw Open Space, Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, Rocky Mountain Speedway, Rose Hill, Reunion, River Oaks, River Run, Sand Creek, Sable, Sanville, Second Creek, Southlawn, Suncor, Turnberry, Welby & Woerner Farms. (FDID #00160)

South Adams County Fire Department was first organized in 1942 by a group of World War II veterans as the South Adams County Volunteer Fire Department covering 26 square miles. In 1952 the South Adams County Fire District was formed. In 2013 the community voted to change the department to a combination of reserve firefighters and a career staff. 

South Adams County Fire Department is part of the North Area Technical Rescue Team.

South Adams County Fire Department Auto-Aid (Automatic-Aid) agreement with Adams County Fire Rescue (2005), Federal Heights Fire Department, Thornton Fire Department. and the North Area Automatic Aid Agreement in 2019 including Brighton Fire Protection District.

South Adams County Fire Department and Adams County Fire Rescue entered into an intergovernmental agreement on April 4th, 2019, to begin working towards integrating into a single department. They began incorporating their day-to-day operations starting with mixing parts of their administration and operations through 2019. The merger would have created a single organization called South Adams County Fire Protection District with the consolidation being completely by 2020. On September 21st, 2019, it was announced that the merger would no longer move forward and that each agency would continue to operate independently.

Northglenn Ambulance / South Adams County Paramedics was the primary EMS provider to the district and the contract was terminated on May 31st, 2022 at midnight.

Platte Valley Ambulance Service providies EMS service to the district that started on June 1st, 2022, taking over transport and ALS response from American Medical Response and Apex Paramedics who were contracted to increase ambulance response availability with Northglenn Ambulance leaving the South Adams County Fire District.

South Adams County Fire District is dispatched by Adcom 911.

Station 21 – Adams City
Station 22 – Rose Hill
Station 23 – Derby
Station 24 – Irondale
Station 25 – Henderson
Station 26 – Potomac Farms
Station 27 – River Run
Station 28 – Reunion
*Station 29 – Legato West
Reserve Apparatus
Training Center – Henderson
Fulton Street Training Facility – “The Pound”
Fleet Services
Patches / Logos
Official Site
Local 5124 Union Hall


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