Fire Chief Adam A. House was sworn in as Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District’s seventh Fire Chief on August 10, 2023. He holds the distinction of being the first Fire Chief to serve continuously as a member of Metro Fire since its inception in 2000.
Chief House has accumulated an impressive 36-year tenure in public service, which includes four years in the United States Army as a Firefighter. Following active duty, he continued his fire service career in 1991 as a Firefighter in Yuma, Arizona, and eventually promoted to the rank of Captain. In 2000, he joined Metro Fire, ascending the ranks from Firefighter to Captain, Battalion Chief, and ultimately Assistant Chief. He was instrumental in establishing the Metro Fire Special Operations Division, specifically the Type 1 Hazardous Materials program, where he served as the initial Program Manager. Furthermore, Chief House has played pivotal roles in Firefighter recruitment, and the Fire Academy where he served as a Drill Master.
As a Chief Officer at Metro Fire, Chief House served as the Division Manager within the Training, Health & Safety Division with direct oversight of the Training Academy, task level and promotional opportunities and training, special operations training, and the physical and mental wellbeing of the membership. Additionally, he contributed as a member of the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 7, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) Task Force 9, and the Type 3 Sacramento Regional Incident Management Team (SRIMT), deploying numerous times to major devastating incidents throughout California.
A Sacramento area native, Chief House proudly graduated from Cordova High School in 1987, and currently resides within the community of Sloughhouse. He met his wife Gia in middle school, and they recently celebrated 30 years of marriage together. They are proud parents of two grown children, their son Joshua and daughter Taylor.