Firehouse News

  • Valley Firefighters Help in Northwest

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    Check out the article in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent about some of our firefighters and their time fighting fires in Oregon. http://www.postindependent.com/news/18050336-113/valley-firefighters-help-in-northwest
  • Pitkin County Airport Drill

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    Photos from the Pitkin County airport emergency training drill we participated in on September 1, 2015. Thanks to volunteer firefighter/EMT Ashley Buss for the photos!
  • Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15

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    Carbondale Fire Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15
  • Carbondale Fire Crew To Help with Oregon Wildfire

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    Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District has sent a brush truck and crew to assist at the Bendire Complex Fire near Vale, Oregon. On August 11, 2015, the United States Forest Services Dispatch requested assistance from Colorado crews, including one from Carbondale Fire, to respond to fires on in the Northwest of the United States. There are numerous wildfires burning in the Northern California/Oregon area. Due to the current low wildfire danger, the District was able to send a crew and brush truck to help.
  • August 12 Farmer's Market

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    Come see us at the Carbondale Farmer's Market tomorrow - August 12! We will be offering free Blood Pressure Check and Kids Fire Safety handouts.
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Cattle Creek Area Wildfire

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    Carbondale, CO – A report of a wildfire sent crews from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District to the Cattle Creek area this afternoon. There were multiple reports of lightning strikes in the area. A 50 foot by 50 foot fire was found burning in the pinion & juniper tree on Meadow View Lane, Glenwood Springs. Multiple vehicles and a fuel tank were within 100 feet of the fire when firefighters arrived. Firefighters extinguished the fire with water on the apparatus. Suppression efforts have focused on extinguishing the fire and digging a fire line. Crews were also needed to fall several trees in the fire perimeter. Crews on scene will be performing mop up operations until approximately 7:00 pm.
  • Wildfire Patrol Programs to Begin in Basalt & Carbondale Fire Districts

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    Carbondale, CO – In June, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District & the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District will start their annual wildfire patrol programs. Both agencies have large areas that are at risk for a wildland-urban interface incident, including areas that are contiguous to our Districts. The goal of our agencies is to be prepared and staffed appropriately if a wildfire was to start. However, the two fire districts have much more to offer to homeowners that reside in wildfire risk areas.
  • Master Plan Community Survey Coming Soon

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    Carbondale, CO – The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District Master Plan community survey will be sent out soon. A scientifically generated random sampling of residents will receive one of 3,500 surveys. The surveys will be sent by our partner, RRC Associates in Denver. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on online or on paper and mailed back. There is also an option to complete the survey online in Spanish. All completed surveys, whether mailed in or completed online, will be confidential.
  • Thanks to the Rams for Helping Out at the Firehouse!

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    Thanks to the 12 Roaring Fork High School ‪Rams‬ who spent the day with us at the fire house! According to the Post Independent: "Roaring Fork High School’s entire student body took a break from school Thursday to serve their community as part of the annual Rams Day. Groups of students helped out at other area schools, did some spring cleaning and performed random acts of kindness around town. In the afternoon, they were rewarded with games and competitions back at the high school.
  • Carbondale Fire Responds to Structure Fire

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    Carbondale, CO Around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District responded to 0524 Highway 133, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters found a commercial business complex with heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Carbondale Fire responded with a fire engine, ladder truck, an ambulance and 16 personnel to this fire. Firefighters laddered the building to gain access to the roof. The fire was found to be burning in the roof between two units in the building. Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control and stop the fire spread. Both units, along with the roof, sustained fire and smoke damage.