The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, "Metro Fire," serves a population of over 640,000 in a 417 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.
On any given day, there are 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 includes Fire & Rescue, Emergency Medical, Training & Safety, Special Operations, Homeland Security, Fire Investigation, Health & Wellness, and Community Services.
The Adminstration Branch consists of Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Support Services oversees Facilities, Community Risk Reduction, Fleet Maintenance, and Logistics.
On September 25, 1999 by unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the American River Fire District adopted an application for reorganization resolution with the Sacramento County Fire Protection District. On September 23, 1999, the Board of Directors of Sacramento County Fire adopted the application for reorganization with the American River Fire District. The adoptions of these resolutions officially called for the reorganization of both districts, which occurred on December 1, 2000.
The administration and membership of the District recognize the contribution and rich history of its predecessor departments. There are 16 prior fire departments represented in the Metro Fire organization. The predecessor agencies include:
|Arcade||1/26/42 to 6/30/86|
|Arden||1/4/43 to 7/31/83|
|Carmichael||1/30/42 to 7/31/83|
|Citrus Heights||12/31/33 to 6/30/89|
|Elverta||10/22/25 to 12/31/86|
|Fair Oaks||3/27/28 to 11/2/93|
|Florin||1/26/42 to 6/30/97|
|Mather Field||1918 to 9/3/93|
|McClellan Field||1937 to 4/1/01|
|Michigan Bar||1/1/43 to 11/9/47|
|Mills||6/8/22 to 11/1/59|
|North Highlands||9/24/51 to 6/2/84|
|Orangevale||3/2/36 to 12/1/45|
|Rancho Cordova||11/2/59 to 6/30/89|
|Rio Linda||6/23/23 to 12/31/86|
|Sloughhouse||11/1/47 to 6/30/90|