Agencies We Serve

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (a consolidation of South Metro Fire Rescue and Parker Fire Protection District) serves an area of approximately 176 square miles in portions of Douglas and Arapahoe Counties. Protection is provided to more than 198,000 citizens.

Coverage is provided in: Centennial, Greenwood Village, Foxfield, Lone Tree, Louviers, Parker, Castle Pines, Castle Pines Village, Centennial Airport, Cherry Hills Village, Denver Tech Center, Inverness, Meridian Office Park and unincorporated portions of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

Seventeen fire stations operate 24/7 with three shifts working on a rotational basis. A total of 284 line personnel and 89 uniformed and non-uniformed staff are employed by the Authority.

On May 1, 2008, the Parker Fire Protection District and South Metro Fire Rescue District began operating as a Fire Authority under an intergovernmental agreement. The long-term intent of this agreement is to fully merge the two districts into one.

SMFRA Special Teams

In addition to standard crews of firefighters and paramedics, special teams serve:

Aircraft Rescue, Hazardous Material Operations, Water Rescue and Recovery (dive), Technical Rescue, Search and Rescue and Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting.

West Douglas County Fire Protection

The West Douglas County Fire Protection District provides fire and emergency medical services to approximately 56 square miles of rural Douglas County. The District extends from the area of Cherokee Ranch and Sedalia along US 85, west along State Highway 67 into Pike National Forest beyond Sprucewood.

Subdivisions within the District include Hockaday Heights, Lambert Ranch, Horseshoe Ranch, Indian Creek, Oak Valley, Stoneridge and Nighthawk Hills.

The District was formed in 1980 by combining existing volunteer fire departments in Sedalia, Indian Creek and Jaree Canyon. The department remains an all-volunteer organization. The District has 13 emergency vehicles and more than 30 volunteer members operating from four unstaffed stations. District tax revenues fund equipment, facilities, operations, maintenance, insurance and administrative expenses. The District also contributes to a State supplemented pension plan for volunteer firefighters.

Medical emergencies account for roughly 75% of the District's calls. The District is certified for Basic Life Support (BLS) in coordination with doctors and staff at Swedish Medical Center. Advanced Life Support (ALS) and transport services are provided through mutual aid agreements with adjacent fire districts. At least one ALS unit, usually from South Metro Fire Rescue, is immediately and automatically dispatched to every medical call within the District. District personnel are also trained and equipped to bring in heliborne ALS and transport when needed.