County Information


Adams County is in the Northeast quadrant of Metro Denver, Colorado. The county is 17 miles north to south, 72 miles east to west, for a total of 1,182 square miles. It is the 5th largest county in the state, with an estimated 461,000 citizens (2012) and the 10th highest growth rate at 2.2%, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. For more in-depth information on the county please visit Demographics/ County Profile.

The Adams County Office of Emergency Management works with the local municipalities and fire districts to ensure a coordinated response and share available resources. The OEM also works with neighboring counties Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Morgan, Washington and Weld, to share best practices and provide county to county mutual aid when needed.

Local Municipalities

The following municipalities are located within Adams County. Please note that some are listed because a portion of the city lies within Adams County borders. Please explore the links below if you are interested in specific city information.

City of Arvada
8101 Ralston Rd.,
Arvada, CO 80001-8101

City of Aurora
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012

City of Brighton
22 S. Fourth Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601

City of Commerce City
5291 E. 60th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022

City of Federal Heights
2380 W. 90th Ave.
Federal Heights, CO 80260

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80233


City of Thornton
9500 Civic Center Dr.
Thornton, CO 80229

City of Westminster
4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031

Town of Bennett
355 Fourth St.
Bennett, CO 80102

Local Fire Districts

There are 17 fire districts that serve the municipalities and unincorporated Adams County. Each fire district is responsible for planning, building of mutual aid agreements and the enforcement of the International Fire Code within their district. Please contact your local fire districts if you have any specific questions or if you’d just like to thank them for their service.

Map of Fire Districts Serving Adams County

Adams County Fire Rescue
8055 North Washington Street
Denver, Colorado 80229

Aurora Fire Department
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, Colorado 80012

Bennett Fire Protection District
825 Shari’s Court
Bennett, Colorado 80102

Byers Fire Protection District
100 North Main Street
Byers, Colorado 80103

Deertrail Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 257
Deertrail, Colorado 80105

Federal Heights Fire Department
2400 W. 90th Ave.
Federal Heights, Colorado 80260

Brighton Fire Rescue District
500 S. 4th Ave., 3rd Floor
Brighton, Colorado 80601

North Metro Fire Rescue District
101 Lamar Street
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Fire Department
72nd & Quebec St.
Commerce City, Colorado 80022

Sable-Altura Fire Protection District
26900 East Colfax Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80018

South Adams County Fire Protection District
6550 East 72nd Avenue
Commerce City, Colorado 80022

Southeast Weld Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 1
Keenesburg, Colorado 80643

Strasburg Fire Protection District #8
56281 East Colfax Avenue
Strasburg, Colorado

Thornton Fire Department
9500 Civic Center Drive
Thornton, Colorado 80229

Westminster Fire Department
9110 Yates Street
Westminster, CO 80031