About Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, "Metro Fire," serves a population of over 738,000 in a 358 square mile service area. Metro Fire is the 7th largest fire agency in the State of California.
Metro Fire is a combination of 16 smaller fire departments that, over the years, merged to create this California Special District. The last merger was in December 2000 when American River Fire Department and Sacramento County Fire Protection District merged to form the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, pursuant to Government Code Section 56839.
As a special district, Metro Fire is governed by a Board of Directors; each member is elected by the voters within a geographical area, or division, of Metro Fire's operational area.
On any given day, there is 155 on-duty personnel to serve the District's communities. Routine and emergency operations are managed with five (5) Battalion Chiefs with oversight through an Assistant Chief assigned a 24-hour shift. Metro Fire is comprised of three branches - Operations, Administration, and Support Services.
Operations include Fire & Rescue, Emergency Medical, Training & Safety, Special Operations, Homeland Security, Fire Investigation, and Health & Wellness Divisions.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District has partnered with Public Purchase, a web-based e-procurement service for public agencies. This e-procurement system provides prospective bidders with automatic notification and transmittal of bid solicitations. In addition, Public Purchase gives suppliers access to bidding opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge.
As active participants in the communities where we live and work, we want to ensure the best possible service to our customers. We value the publics trust and are committed to providing you the best service either on a 9-1-1 call, at an event, or even running into you at the grocery store while we pick up our dinner. Metro Fire provides the community many different types of services including but not limited to: fire station tours, school visits, fire extinguisher training, life jacket loan out program, and firefighters in their engine attend community events.