South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) does participate in pre-planned special events within our District, and will attempt to make reasonable accommodations to participate in these in a manner that does not adversely impact our ability to provide mission critical service to its customers.
A pre-planned special event is defined as a non-routine activity within SMFRs jurisdiction requiring additional planning, preparedness, and mitigation efforts. Special events may draw a large crowd, pose safety/security concerns, require special permitting and/or require SMFR personnel/equipment to be present. Event organizers may also request SMFR personnel/equipment such as medical, specialty teams or other apparatus and personnel for their event.
Request for SMFRs participation in a pre-planned special events must meet the following requirements:
Must originate through SMFRs external website
Must be a public event within SMFRs jurisdiction
Notification of event must be a minimum of three weeks prior to the scheduled event date
Must contain a public safety education element or a community relations opportunity
Due to the amount of requests that SMFR receives, we are unable to:
Attend a for-profit business endorsement event (i.e grand openings)
Fill dunk tanks or swimming pools
Use aerial apparatus to drop items that may cause harm to individuals on the ground
Host birthday parties at residences or at any SMFR facility
Please note that your event may require a permit. We ask that you review the details below carefully before submitting a request. If you are unsure if your event requires a permit, please contact our Fire Marshal's office at 720-989-2230.
✔ If your event does not require a permit but you would like to request personnel/equipment such as medical or specialty teams, click here.
✔ For a list of applicable fees for our pre-planned events, click here.
You Need a Permit, if:
The event is anticipated to host more participants than would normally be encountered in the building or area.
The event will employ crowd control measures that can impact egress, such as fencing an outdoor area to admit only ticketed participants.
The event will impact access to buildings by fire apparatus, including the closing of streets, driveways, and any part of a marked fire lane.
The event will include tents which are larger that 400 square feet (20’x20’).
The event will include food trucks and/or use of portable cooking appliances, especially propane appliances.
The event will include open flame or any type of fireworks display.
The event will occur in a building that is normally used for a different purpose, such as using an aircraft hanger for a charity dinner; using a school gymnasium for a retail craft fair; using a warehouse building for a dance party.