Firehouse News

  • 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…

  • 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…