Firehouse News

  • Our Standard of Cover

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    Not many people know what a Standard of Cover is, nor have they had a chance to read the document that the Carbondale Fire District has put together to detail what we do for the community and why we do it.

    Chief Rob Goodwin and Deputy Chief Bill Gavette spent…

  • Reduce the Risk: Be Wildfire Smart

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    Most people don’t realize that they face serious wildfire danger, but if you live in the foothills, grasslands, or mountains of Colorado, you are at risk. With the lack of snowfall and almost no rain this spring, we should be on high alert for wildfire danger this summer. Durango is…

  • Carbondale Fire District Welcomes New Deputy Chief

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    The Carbondale Fire District recently promoted Allan Ingram to the position of Deputy Chief. It is no surprise that someone of Allan’s stature was promoted to this position as he is a highly respected Paramedic and Firefighter.

    Allan has been with the Carbondale Fire District for 20 years, attracted to…

  • Distracted Drivers: A Danger to All

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    We live in a fast paced world. There is no doubt about it. We value every second of our time because lets face it – there’s just not enough time in the day. We are becoming extremely good at multi tasking and unfortunately time in the car has become a…

  • Ski Smart. Ski Often.

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    Backcountry Safety & Avalanche Awareness

    The backcountry and avalanche danger is nothing to take lightly and with more people joining the sport every year it is important to be aware of the dangers that could occur. Having the proper knowledge and equipment could be the difference between life and death.…

  • Burn Awareness Month

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    Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the U.S.

    Four Types of Burns

    • First-Degree burns are identified by pain, redness, minor swelling and an absence of blistering.
    • Second-Degree burns produce a slight thickness of the skin and may include blistering; indicating…

  • Ice and Snow? Take It Slow

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    It’s easy to forget just how dangerous winter driving can be, even for the most experienced driver. Snow and ice demand careful attention and special preparation for your vehicle.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 800 Americans die a year in car wrecks because of…

  • Be Merry and Bright, Not a Statistic

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    In an effort to avoid sounding like Scrooge or the Grinch, we want to share some facts about home holiday fires in order to help you prevent them and keep from becoming a holiday fire statistic.

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires…

  • Avalanches - Know the Risk and How to Be Prepared

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    Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die in avalanches in the state of Colorado every year. Anyone who…

  • Gratitude

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    We are a team made up of 50 volunteers, 19 paid crew and 2 office staff. Together, we cover thousands of acres of privately and publicly owned land including homes, schools, hospitals, historic sites, stores, non-profits, churches, bike paths, river access, highways, county roads and beyond. We have staff and…