Firehouse News

  • Focusing on Matters of the Heart


    While we can’t help to fix heartbreak, we can provide you with some tips and tricks to prevent heart disease from affecting you or your loved ones. Did you know that heart disease doesn’t just affect older adults? It can happen at any age and half of all Americans have…

  • Carbondale Fire Welcomes New Division Ops Chief: Mike Wagner


    Big things are happening in 2020! The Carbondale Fire District is excited to welcome Mike Wagner as the new Division Ops Chief. The whole team is in agreement that no one is more deserving of this role, so we want our community to get to know who he

  • Preparing Your Chimney for Santa


    We’ve heard it from the man himself; Santa prefers a clean chimney as opposed to a dirty one. Not only is it safer for him (and easier to deliver presents), but it also helps to keep your home and family safe during these colder months! Did you know that fireplaces…

  • Don’t Burn the Bird


    We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and that means putting a request in for a turkey at your local supermarket and making sure you can end the holiday with no family drama. While we don’t have any tips on keeping the drama at bay, we do have the resources to help…

  • Seasons Changing, Fire Prevention, and Our Open House


    The weather is getting colder, we can feel it in the air, and we know that the snow is about to start falling. It’s that time of the year where we are stocking up on wood for the stove, bringing out the space heaters, and cooking warm meals on the…

  • Backcountry Basics: Search & Rescue


    Backcountry adventures are becoming more and more popular as people are trying to escape the stress of the daily grind and get back to nature. That being said, it is important to be prepared before you head out in case something unexpected happens and you need to be rescued.


  • Let’s Talk About Distracted Driving


    Distracted driving comes in many forms: use of cell phones, lack of sleep, distracting passengers, and eating while driving. Even when drivers believe that they are in control and are able to multi-task well, it only takes a few seconds for an accident to occur.


    Types of Distracted Driving…

  • Understanding Stroke: The Warning Signs and How to Prevent


    Did you know that strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability? However, not many people know what a stroke is and how to recognize when it is happening.

    If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call…

  • Structure Fire on Highway 82


    Around 4 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a report of a structure fire at an upholstery shop located at 12665 Highway 82, Carbondale.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a large workshop with visible flames on two sides of the building and heavy…

  • Structure Fire in River Valley Ranch


    Around 4:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 455 Boundary Lane, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire. 

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a home with smoke coming out of the building. They located a fire burning in the crawl space. Area…