About Us

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 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, and Health & Wellness Divisions.

The Administration Branch consists of Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, and Community Risk Reduction

Support Services oversees Facilities, Fleet Maintenance, Logistics Divisions and Information Technology Divisions.

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Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To provide professional and compassionate protection, education and service to our community.


Forged from a long line of tradition, we are Metro Fire - working together to serve our community with honor, integrity and selfless devotion to duty.

With honesty as our foundation, we will always do what is right.
A personal commitment to exceed expectations of our profession in our attitude, ability and appearance.
A partnership of coordinated effort based on trust, empowerment, support and communication.
Devotion to Duty
Recognizing and placing the needs of others before our own.

We honor the public trust by exceeding expectations.
Provide a positive internal environment that promotes trust and commitment.
Financial Responsibility
Acting in the best interest of the public to provide transparent and responsible fiscal management.
Organization Efficiency
Ensure efficient use of resources in order to maximize levels of service.
Foster collaborative relationships to enhance service.

Communities We Serve

AnatoliaFair OaksNorth Highlands
ArcadeFoothill FarmsRancho Cordova
ArdenGold RiverRancho Murieta
CarmichaelMatherRio Linda
Citrus HeightsMcClellanRosemont
Dry CreekMichigan BarSloughhouse
ElvertaMills Station


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:

Arcade1/26/42 to 6/30/86
Arden1/4/43 to 7/31/83
Carmichael1/30/42 to 7/31/83
Citrus Heights12/31/33 to 6/30/89
Elverta10/22/25 to 12/31/86
Fair Oaks3/27/28 to 11/2/93
Florin1/26/42 to 6/30/97
Mather Field1918 to 9/3/93
McClellan Field1937 to 4/1/01
Michigan Bar1/1/43 to 11/9/47
Mills6/8/22 to 11/1/59
North Highlands9/24/51 to 6/2/84
Orangevale3/2/36 to 12/1/45
Rancho Cordova11/2/59 to 6/30/89
Rio Linda6/23/23 to 12/31/86
Sloughhouse11/1/47 to 6/30/90