We exist to protect lives and property from all hazards through preparedness, prevention, mitigation, and response.
We are committed to the highest level of professionalism and integrity, always striving to do what is right in a fair, honest, compassionate, courageous, and humble manner.
SMFR Vision 2020 To be a best-in-class, all hazards prevention, mitigation and response organization that supports a safe, healthy, growing community; a leader in risk reduction, preparedness, service delivery, and operational effectiveness; highly valued as a community and business partner and as an employer of choice; and will-positioned to proactively meet the needs of our changing demographic and businesses while maintaining fiscal strength and stability.
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) protects 179 square miles, where the organization serves unincorporated portions of Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, the cities of Centennial, Greenwood Village, Foxfield, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Pines, as well as the areas of Castle Pines Village, Louviers, Centennial Airport, The Denver Tech Center, Inverness, and the Meridian Office Park. SMFR staffs seventeen fire stations that work 24/7 with three rotating shifts to provide fire and medical services to their community.
SMFR provides a multitude of services. This includes Operations, Support services, Life Safety (plan reviews, inspections, permits and code compliance), Life Safety Education, and Preparedness (emergency management, EMS education, public education and training). In 2015, SMFR responded to 16,762 District Calls; approximately 61% of those were medical in nature.
South Metro Fire Rescue Opportunities Special Programs
Special programs are in place to support the operations of SMFR outside of incident response. These programs include fitness/wellness, apparatus equipment, and the honor guard. Many of these special programs are additional duties that enhance the operational readiness of the entire organization.
Special teams are emergency service resources that are immediately deployed to support disasters, incidents and other emergencies that require specialized personnel, equipment, and resources. The special teams include ATV Response, Dive Team, Hazardous Materials, SWAT Medic, Technical Rescue, USAR, and Wildland. Training
SMFR strives to be collaborative, consistent, coaches/consultants, customer service driven, and cutting edge. SMFR training facility provides the opportunity for Firefighters to be well trained and have the ability to test their skills on a regular basis. The training facility offers an 80-seat auditorium and modern classroom. The training grounds include a training tower, a SCBA training building, roof ventilation simulation structure, live burn building, as well as an indoor pavilion classroom. The Training Bureau also has a great deal of resources to help the Firefighters be the best that they can be. The 2164 Foundation The South Metro Professional Firefighter's Foundation was created by South Metro Professional Firefighters Local 2164. Formed in 2005 by a group of Firefighters that knew they could do more to serve their community. The 2164 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, its mission is to provide South Metro members and their families assistance in times of serious illness or injury and to assist the members of our community through humanitarian aid, financial support and general assistance to ensure quality of life.