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.
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
City of Aurora
City of Brighton
City of Commerce City
City of Federal Heights
City of Northglenn
City of Thornton
City of Westminster
Town of Bennett
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.
Adams County Fire Rescue
Aurora Fire Department
Bennett Fire Protection District
Byers Fire Protection District
Deertrail Fire Protection District
Federal Heights Fire Department
Brighton Fire Rescue District
North Metro Fire Rescue District
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Fire Department
Sable-Altura Fire Protection District
South Adams County Fire Protection District
Southeast Weld Fire Protection District
Strasburg Fire Protection District #8
Thornton Fire Department
Westminster Fire Department