Firehouse News

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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…

  • Carbondale Fire Open House: Saturday, October 13th, 11-3

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    It’s that time of year again for the Carbondale Fire Community Open House. This year there will be fire truck rides, tours of the station, face painting, as well as giveaways and prizes. This is a great event for the whole family and a chance to come and say hi…

  • First Aid Safety Tips: How to Stay Prepared

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    If your friend or family member suddenly started choking on something, stopped breathing, or sustained a burn, would you know the proper steps to aid in the situation?

    Knowing the basics for how to handle certain emergency situations could mean the difference between life and death. Below are some safety…

  • Back to School Fire Safety

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    While summer draws to a close and college students are preparing to return to school for the fall semester, it is important to be aware of fire-related emergencies that could occur. The number of these emergencies continues to grow and most are due to lack of knowledge about fire safety…