Firehouse News

  • Heat Related Emergencies


    When you are exposed to hot weather and sun for long periods of time, your risk for heat related illnesses increase. People often get into trouble when they don’t take the necessary precautions, prepare for their adventures, and don’t listen to the warning signs their bodies are trying to tell…

  • Wildfire Evacuation Preparation


    Last month we wrote about the ways you can practice vigilance to help prevent wildfires. As wildfire season progresses, and the chance of evacuations increases, we’d like to talk about how to be prepared for the event of a wildfire. Remember, a wildfire can start anytime or anywhere. One of…

  • 5 Tips for Wildfire Safety & Prevention


    Summertime brings out some of the best in Colorado. With beautiful vistas and adventure filled days, it’s no surprise travelers love to flock to our state for their summer vacations. However, the dry climate that makes our area so popular also raises the risk of wildfires. 

  • Breaking Ground for a New Training Facility


    For the past 15 years, there has been a shared dream to build and operate a multi-functional training facility on the Carbondale Fire Department property. Due to the hard work of Fire Chief Rob Goodwin and Deputy Chief/Training Coordinator Frank Nadell, this dream will become a reality this fall.…

  • Carbondale Fire District's New Fire Apparatus


    CRFPD is proud to announce that we have taken delivery of new fire apparatus.

    In 2018, the voters of the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District approved a bond issue that has enabled CRFPD to move forward with several much-needed capital upgrades and replacement projects.

    One of the main projects…

  • 2020 Year-End Report


    For the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, 2020 proved to be very challenging and rewarding at the same time. Like everyone else, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted almost everything that we do. In addition, we responded to more emergency calls than ever before while dealing with another unprecedented wildfire season.…

  • Heart Month: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease


    Did you know that heart disease doesn’t just affect older adults? It can happen at any age and half of all Americans have at least one of the top three factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking habits). As this is the month of love and…

  • Winter Safety Tips: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on Ice


    Slips, trips, and falls are the number 3 cause of accidental death in the United States, right behind motor vehicle accidents. Here in the valley where we get lots of snow and ice during the winter, the chance of a fall resulting in injury or death is much higher. These…

  • County Road 100 Structure Fire


    January 2, 2021 1:55 p.m. 

    Carbondale, Colo. – On January 2, 2021 at 11:21 a.m. Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 2621 County Road 100, Carbondale.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a detached 40’x 60’ garage/shop structure with an attached greenhouse…

  • Gratitude + 2020 Awards


    As we bring this unexpected and challenging year to an end we’d like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for the people who keep our department running strong and to the community for showing overwhelming support when we needed it most. This year had its fair