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Privacy Policy

General Disclaimer

Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the user. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District ("Metro Fire") does not certify the authenticity of any information that is provided on this website. Under no circumstances will Metro Fire be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor will Metro Fire be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.

Conditions of Use

By visiting the Metro Fire website, users agree that they will not use the site for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate the terms and conditions of use. This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of California. Any use of the website shall comply with all Sacramento County and California laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to Metro Fire 's website. Anyone using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring.

External Linking Policy

The Metro Fire website contains links to local, state and federal government agencies and to other, non-government websites. In establishing and maintaining its official website, Metro Fire does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is to provide information about Metro Fire for residents, businesses and visitors. Metro Fire does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites or associated organizations or persons. Since Metro Fire does not control third party websites, it does not warrant that third party websites are accurate or reliable or that they have operational links. The user acknowledges and agrees that Metro Fire is not liable in any way for the content, accuracy, reliability, viewpoints, policies, or products provided by these external resources.

It is Metro Fire's policy to limit external links to the following entities and organizations: a) Other governmental agencies; b) Entities with which Metro Fire has an existing formal, contractual relationship; c) Commercial entities that provide information or services that enhance the usability of the Metro Fire's web site for visitors. In addition, Metro Fire reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to: a) Deny a link that does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; b) Deny or discontinue an external link at any time if the website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, infringing or incorrect information; c) Remove any external link if the nature of the organization to which the link relates no longer complies with the Metro Fire's external link policy; d) Revise this policy without prior notice when Metro Fire considers such revision to be in its best interests.

Privacy Policy

We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us voluntarily. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party, unless we are legally required to do so.

We analyze user traffic patterns on our website from information that is automatically provided to us by your browser when you visit our site. This information includes the IP address of your computer or network, the date, time, and page you visited on our site, your browser and operating system, and the referring page (the last web page you visited before clicking on a link to our site). We use the aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure server performance and improve the content of our site. We also track the keywords that are entered into our search engine service to measure interest in specific topics, but we do not track which terms a particular user enters.

"Cookies" are text files created by your browser and stored on your system to aid in customizing your browsing experience. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites and most Internet web browsers may be customized to reject cookies, to only accept or reject cookies by user intervention, or to delete cookies. Metro Fire does not currently use cookies on it's website, but we reserve the right to do so in the future if necessary (primarily to provide e-government services).

Metro Fire uses linking and searching capabilities to navigate publicly available information from many websites that are not part of our website. The privacy policies and procedures described here will most likely not apply to those external sites. We suggest contacting these sites directly if you want information on their data collection and distribution policies.

Accessibility Policy

Our goal is to provide maximum access for all users of Metro Fire's website. Therefore, our website uses universal design principles, which include the following:

  • The website is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
  • The website accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
  • The website is easy to understand and use, regardless of the user's experience, or current concentration level.
  • The website communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
  • The website minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
  • The website can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.


About Us

Metro Fire MapThe Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, "Metro Fire," serves a population of over 745,000 in a 359 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 192 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 Adminstration Branch consists of Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, and Community Risk Reduction

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

Communities We Serve

Anatolia Fair Oaks North Highlands
Antelope Florin Orangevale
Arcade Foothill Farms Rancho Cordova
Arden Gold River Rancho Murieta
Carmichael Mather Rio Linda
Citrus Heights McClellan Rosemont
Dry Creek Michigan Bar Sloughhouse
Elverta Mills 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:

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


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