Election Procedure

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District elections are governed by Elections Code 10500-10556 and Health and Safety Code Section 13841. District elections are managed by the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Department and Placer County Elections Office. Elections are held on even years. Terms of office are four-year staggered terms.

Next Election

The next Consolidated General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. The Divisions up for election will be Divisions 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Department at http://www.elections.saccounty.net/Pages/default.aspx or the Placer County Elections Office at https://www.placerelections.com/.


Contact Us

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Headquarters
10545 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 200
Mather, California 95655-4102

Business Phone: (916) 859-4300 | Fax: (916) 859-3702
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Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
We are closed weekends and Holidays.

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1!

** Special Holiday Hours **

All Metro Fire offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

District Observed Holiday Business Day Date
New Years Day Wednesday 01/01/2020
Martin Luther King Birthday Monday 01/20/2020
Abraham Lincoln Birthday Monday 02/10/2020
George Washington Birthday Monday 02/17/2020
Memorial Day Monday 05/25/2020
Independence Day Friday 07/03/2020
Labor Day Monday 09/07/2020
Veterans Day Wednesday 11/11/2020
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/26/2020
Day after Thanksgiving Day Friday 11/27/2020
Christmas Eve Thursday 12/24/2020
Christmas Day Friday 12/25/2020

Board of Directors
To contact the Board Member representing your Division, please contact the Board Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 859-4300.

Written correspondence may be sent to your Board Member at:
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
c/o Board Clerk
10545 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 200
Mather, California 95655-4102

Regular Board Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at District Headquarters in Suite 310.

Community Risk Reduction Division (formerly Fire Prevention Bureau)
10545 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 310
Mather, CA 95655

Business Phone: (916) 859-4330 | Fax: (916) 859-3717

Contact Your Inspector

Media Information Requests:
Captain/Public Information Officer Chris Vestal
On Duty PIO: (916) 859-4589
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Social Media
Facebook: @sacmetrofire
Twitter: @metrofirepio
Instagram: @metro_fire_sacramento

Arson Tip Line
(916) 859-3775

For additional office locations and fire station locations, visit the FAQ page.

Organizational Chart

Board of Directors
Office of the Fire Chief
|   |    |    
A. Operations Branch    B. Administration Branch       C. Support Services Branch
1. EMS 1. Finance 1. Community Risk Reduction
2. Training, Safety, & Health 2. Information Technology I. Community Services
3. Operations 3. Human Resources II. Fire Investigations
I. Special Operations 2. Facilities
3. Fleet
4. Logistics




Fire Suppression Assessment

For several years, Metro Fire has reduced its operating costs in various ways to address a significant loss of property tax revenues caused by the recession (cumulatively, $93 million). By 2012, these cost-cutting actions reduced our annual expenditures by $31 million. Property tax revenue is the primary source of revenue to fund our firefighting crews.

Yet, our service demands in our district continue to increase year after year. For this reason, our response time performance in getting to fire incidents has gradually eroded to the point where we were compelled to examine options for supplemental revenue sources to restore our emergency response capacity.

A Citizens Advisory Committee was convened in October 2012 to review the District operations and financial issues and to advise the District on its options. For more than a year, this committee engaged with senior staff to develop an approach that considered fairness and equity balanced with a demonstrated need to improve community safety.

At its February 27 meeting, the Board of Directors received two reports to help it determine whether Metro Fire should conduct a fire suppression assessment balloting process under Proposition 218 to help fund restoration of fire suppression services to properties. The reports by Willdan Financial Services (Draft Fire Suppression Assessment Engineer’s Report) and Citygate Associates (Revenue to Service Review) are separate but complementary studies of the fiscal, operational and legal considerations attendant to the potential levy of a special fire benefit assessment.

These reports and related information have been posted to this page for public review.

Members of the public were invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday, April 3 to hear presentations and provide input on the matter.  The workshop was held at Metro Fire's Board Chambers located at 10545 Armstrong Avenue, Mather.

Updated April 9, 2014

Metro Fire Chief Kurt P. Henke announced April 9 that he will not ask Metro Fire's Board of Directors to proceed with the balloting assessment. For this reason, Metro Fire's Board of Directors will not meet on April 16, as scheduled, to vote on the question of whether to commence with the vote-by-mail processing.


Comments or questions from the public may be directed to Deputy Chief of Operations Chris Holbrook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 859-4502.

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Thu Feb 27 @ 5:00PM - 05:15PM
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