District Facts, Information, & Plans

2019 with stations


With the recent unification with Cunningham Fire Protection District and Littleton Fire Rescue, South Metro’s coverage area has grown to serving roughly 540,000 residents within approximately 285 square miles beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Coverage area includes 12 Municipalities: Aurora, Bow Mar, Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker.  In addition, South Metro covers Centennial Airport, the Denver Tech Center, Inverness, and the Meridian Office Park as well as unincorporated portions of Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Douglas counties

Fire Stations

29 fire stations operate 24/7 with three shifts working a rotational basis. 

Special Teams

In addition to standard crews of firefighters and paramedics, special teams serve in aircraft firefighting & rescue, hazardous material operations, water rescue and recovery (dive), SWAT Medic, Urban Search & Rescue, technical rescue, Tracked Response (sno-cat) and wildland urban interface firefighting.

Apparatus of the Authority

  • Aerials: Four front-line towers*
  • Aircraft firefighting (ARFF): Two front-line vehicles
  • Battalions: Three
  • Brush trucks: Six front line vehicles
  • Dive: One dive boat and trailer
  • Engines: 11 front-line vehicles
  • Hazard materials: Two front-line units, one Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) trailer, one support trailer
  • Heavy rescue: Two front-line units
  • Medics (ambulances): Nine front-line & 1 ARM Car**
  • Mobile Command Post): 1 (shared with City of Greenwood Village)
  • Water tenders: Six front-line vehicles
* "Front-line" are vehicles in daily use.
** An ARM car is an advanced resource medic car and is staffed with a nurse practitioner and an advanced paramedic.