Fire Station #20 Community Meeting Scheduled for May 2, 2019
South Metro Fire Rescue has scheduled our second Fire Station #20 Community Outreach meeting for May 2, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 in the Commons area.
South Metro is proposing a new, approximately 8,420 gross square foot single story fire station (Station 20). The design will provide the apparatus bay space and the necessary functional spaces of a modern fire station. This new station reduces emergency response times to an area of Highlands Ranch that has experienced historically extended response times. This new station is a commitment that South Metro Fire Rescue made to Highlands Ranch as part of its inclusion into the Fire Authority.
We are excited to provide a new level of service to the citizens of Highlands Ranch with this additional fire station. We anticipate opening the station in late summer of 2020. Please join us for this community as we value your feedback and the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
New Academy Class Starts at South Metro Fire Rescue
SMFR takes viewers through 16 weeks of fire academy with recruit class 19-1. In the first week recruits learn military protocol, receive their pride axe, go through donning and doffing of bunker gear and practice water flowing.
Littleton Fire Rescue and South Metro United as One Fire Department
South Metro and Littleton Firefighters celebrated New Years Day at Firehouse 11 with a historic assumption of command ceremony. Elected officials, chief officers, honor guard, pipes & drums and family members were in attendance as Interim Chief Jeff Tasker transferred command to Chief Bob Baker. The two fire districts are now officially unified as one. For all images, please visit: https://www.southmetro.photography/2019-Images/Assumption-of-Command-Ceremony/
As we enter this new era for South Metro Fire Rescue, we invite you to watch this mini documentary features Littleton Fire Rescue's 128 year history:
South Metro Fire Rescue Was Awarded Prestigious ISO Class 1 Designation - Effective August 1, 2018
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) has achieved the best possible fire protection class rating issued by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) -- an ISO 1 rating. The Class 1 rating is important to property owners who may now see a reduction in their insurance premiums.
The new rating combined with SMFR's international accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International is a prestigious designation that few fire protection districts in the nation have achieved. SMFR is the fourth in Colorado to achieve this honor, following Cunningham Fire Protection District, who South Metro unified with on January 1, 2018.
The ISO rating is evaluated approximately every five years, and SMFR's previous rating was a "Class 3". Moving to a "Class 1" places South Metro in the prestigious group of only 240 department throughout the country with an ISO rating of 1. There are seven departments in Colorado that have received an ISO rating 1 - including Denver, West Metro, Federal Heights, Cunningham, Westminster, Adams County, and now South Metro - and South Metro is the first department in the country with an ISO 1 in hauled water / non-hydrant areas. To view and down the letter from ISO stating our rating of 1 in areas with hydrants, please click here. To view and download the letter from ISO stating our rating of 1 in areas without hydrants, please click here.