Fire & Life Safety Education

Plan Review

Operational Permits

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Fire Prevention is Our Ultimate Goal

The South Adams County Fire Prevention Bureau was established in 1971 with one fire inspector.  Today the Fire Prevention Division is managed by the Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal and includes a Captain/Deputy Fire Marshal, a Fire/Life Safety Educator, three Fire Prevention Specialists, an Administrative Assistant/Permit Technician, and an Administrative Assistant. 

These individuals perform many tasks, including developing and teaching fire/life safety programs, technical review and approval of new development, construction, and fire protection system plans; new development and building construction inspections; fire protection system acceptance testing and inspections; compliance inspections of existing commercial businesses; and they are responsible for the investigation of fires in the district. 

The Fire Prevention Division believes their work with the community is essential in reducing the effects of fire related incidences throughout the community ensuring our mission of protecting life, property, and the environment.


Please look under our Fire & Life education tab for programs and educational information. The Plan Review tab for information on our contractor portal, construction plan reviews and inspections fees.  The Operational Permits tab for information on our annual operational permits. The Open Burn Permits tab for information on opening burning.

Fire Prevention 1
0 350


0 215

Public Education
Classes Per Year

0 300


0 785

Hours of
Class Instruction

Fire Prevention Team

Randall S. Weigum

Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal

Ryan Doherty

Deputy Fire Marshal

Keshia Koger

Fire Prevention Specialist

Jaeger Luke

Fire Prevention Specialist

Brian Notary

Fire Prevention Specialist

Emma DeRosia

Administrative Assistant, Fire Prevention

Fernanda Herrera


Access Our Contractor Portal for Plan Review and Permits

Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Prepare - Plan - Practice

Prepare your home


  1. Have clear exit paths and make sure all windows and doors open freely.
  2. Eliminate any potential fire hazards.
  3. Have proper working smoke alarms throughout your home. Test them regularly to make sure they are working.

Plan Your Escape

  1. Create a fire escape plan with everyone in your home. 
  2. Make a map of your home including 2 ways out of each room.
  3. Agree on a meeting place outside of your home. Something is is permanent, like a tree or a neighbors house. 
  4. Make sure your escape plan is updated as needed. 
  5. Make sure everyone knows the address and how to call 9-1-1.

Practice your emergency plan

  1.  Practice your escape plan with everyone in your home. You may need to make adjustments for those who may need assistance. 
  2. Practice your escape plan both during the day time and at night.
  3. Practice a back up plan
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

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Kids Corner

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

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 will be a minimum of thirty (30) business days after the plans meet our submittal requirements and the minimum fee is paid. We accept payment in the form of Check or Credit Card. All credit card transactions are subject to a 3.5% Fee.

Third Party Plan Reviews:

Due to the large influx of plans recieved, we will be using our Third Party Reviewers. Please reference our Plan Review and Inspection Schedule for hourly fees that will be assessed on top plan reviews fees. 

Check out the Plan Review and Inspection Fee Schedule here


Please Contact us at :

Email us : planreview@portal.sacfd.org
6050 Syracuse Street
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone : 303-288-0835

Please contact us with any questions:

Email us : planreview@portal.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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