Firehouse News

  • "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"


    Wildfire Preparedness
    Wildfires can happen anywhere, at anytime, and although we have had a great winter, and wet spring, it is still important to be prepared to protect yourself and your property.

    Tips to Protect Your Home

    One of the best ways to protect your home is to build…

  • Redstone & Lake Christine Community Meetings 2019


    If you missed the Redstone or Lake Christine burn scar area Community Meetings you can watch the videos here.



  • Accident on Highway 82 Sends Five to the Hospital


    PRESS RELEASE | May 26, 2019
    Highway 82 Accident Sends Five to the Hospital

    Carbondale, Colo. – Around 2:24 p.m. on May 26, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to mile marker 7 on Highway 82, for a report of a two-car accident.

    Upon arrival, crews…

  • Mudslides, Debris Flows, and Flash Floods, Oh My!


    It’s not surprising that with a wet, snow packed winter, come the threats of mudslides and flash floods in the spring. In our case this year, with a historical high for snow pack, mixed with the burn scar from last summer’s Lake Christine Fire, we need to be on high…

  • Don't Get Rocked! Stay Safe This Spring


    As the seasons change, so do the hazards of driving through the Rocky Mountains.
    With spring in full swing, it is important to keep in mind that the chances of rock and mudslides happening are much higher than other times of the year. As snow melts and the temperatures…

  • A Few Reminders Before Open Burning

    We had our first out of control controlled burn of the year yesterday.  Fortunately, we were called before it got big and we helped put it out.

  • Spring Into Fire Prevention


    During the month of March, we want to focus on fire safety for older adults. The risk of injury, as well as death, from a fire is twice as likely to happen to people over the age of 65. We’ve compiled some great tips and tricks to keep yourself, and…

  • Keep Your Heart Happy


    February is American heart month so let’s talk heart health. We want you to live a long and healthy life. Whether you have trouble with your blood pressure, stress, or perhaps have a bad habit you’d like to kick, we have some tips and tricks to keep your heart beating.…

  • Keep the Risk of Winter Fires Low This Season


    Now that the holidays are over, the tree has been taken down, and the decorations have been put away, many people are able to relax and put their worries aside. Most people assume that with the holidays ending, the risk of a home fire ends as well, however, it is…

  • Thanksgiving Day Tips and Tricks


    There is a lot of preparation involved around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, when friends and family are gathered in the kitchen cooking the big feast. It is important to keep fire safety at the top of your mind during this time, as Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking…