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Wildfire Preparedness: Protecting Your Home and Community

By admin Published April 16, 2024

The lush landscapes of Carbondale, Colorado, hide a very real danger beneath the surface of their natural beauty. The threat of wildfires is not an abstract concern; it’s a seasonal reality that both local residents […]

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Swift Water Safety: Techniques for River Rescue and Prevention

By admin Published March 1, 2024

Carbondale and the Crystal River Valley is a picturesque haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with the Crystal River coursing through its scenic landscape. For all its beauty, the river presents a powerful force that requires an […]

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CPR Basics: A Lifesaving Skill Everyone Should Learn

By admin Published February 2, 2024

Why should you learn CPR? It’s simple – emergencies don’t send invites. They happen unexpectedly, and often the first responder is an everyday person like you and me. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a powerful first aid […]

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The Essential Guide to Carbon Monoxide Safety in Your Home

By admin Published January 12, 2024

Carbon monoxide (CO) is often called the ‘silent killer’ – odorless, colorless, and undetectable without the right equipment. Understanding and managing carbon monoxide risk is essential for every household as a vital component of home […]

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s Holly Jolly Truck-Mas Trip 2023

By Jenny Cutright Published November 29, 2023

Santa is back again in his jolly decorated fire truck You can see Santa and his crew on Crystal Bridge Drive, County Road 109, and Cavern Springs Mobile Home Park on Friday, December 15, and […]

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The Essential Winter Car Kit: Don’t Drive Without These 7 Items!

By admin Published November 3, 2023

Winter in Colorado presents a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to driving. Snow-covered roads, reduced visibility, and icy conditions can test the skills of even the most experienced drivers. For many, winter […]

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Fire Safety for Apartments and Town Homes

By admin Published November 3, 2023

Being aware of fire hazards at your home is very important. Here are a few tips to help you identify some potential fire hazards. When you live in a multi-family unit (such as apartment buildings […]

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Pitkin County CWPP

By Jenny Cutright Published September 21, 2023

Pitkin County is updating the county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Carbondale Fire is participating with the CWPP update. A CWPP assists the county and local fire districts in gathering resources, evaluating wildfire risk, and […]

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Preparing for Winter: Stay Safe and Warm in Carbondale

By admin Published September 1, 2023

Winter is coming, a phrase that not only sparks anticipation for the fans of a particular fantasy series, but is a call to action. As the leaves fall and we bid goodbye to the sun-soaked […]

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Back to School

Back to School Safety: A Comprehensive Guide for Our Community

By admin Published August 25, 2023

As we turn the page on another summer and prepare for the school bells to ring, safety is a fundamental concern. With the excitement of buying new school supplies and catching up with friends, it […]

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Backcountry Safety: Essential Tips for the Adventurous Spirit

By admin Published July 12, 2023

Engaging with the raw beauty of the backcountry, whether through hiking, biking, camping, or off-road driving, offers an unparalleled experience. It also presents unique challenges that require proper safety measures. This post provides key tips […]

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Wildfire Safety: A Guide to Stay Protected

By admin Published June 21, 2023

As summer finally arrives and the weather dries out, wildfire hazards can increase, causing detrimental impacts on our homes, communities, and ecosystems. It’s crucial for every individual to be armed with the knowledge necessary to […]

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Basic First Aid for Every Household

By admin Published March 20, 2023

It can be easy to forget about the importance of first aid until you’re faced with a situation where you need it. Basic first aid is a vital skill that can save lives or help […]

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Fireplace Safety Tips

By admin Published March 2, 2023

Everyone loves a nice, cozy fire. Remember that fire can be very dangerous and needs to be controlled to properly enjoy it! There are a few important safety tips you should follow if you want […]

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Some Exciting News!

By admin Published January 31, 2023

After months of hard work, we are thrilled to share the news that our website is now accessible in Spanish! This has been a long-sought feature for many of our users and is sure to […]

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Important Snow Safety Tips

By admin Published December 20, 2022

As the snow begins to fall and the temperatures drop, it’s important to take some extra safety precautions. Whether you’re heading out for a day of fun in the snow or just dealing with everyday […]

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s 2022 Holly Jolly Truck-Mas Trip

By admin Published December 12, 2022

Santa is back again in his jolly decorated fire truck   You can see Santa and his crew on County Road 109 and Cavern Springs Mobile Home Park on Friday, December 16, and in the […]

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How to Pack Your Go Kit (Información Seguida En Español)

By admin Published July 25, 2022

We’re no strangers to wildfire in Colorado and it’s become a growing concern for many residents of the Roaring Fork Valley after multiple summers of destructive wildfires. We’ve talked about how you can best prepare […]

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Community Wildfire Preparedness Meeting

By admin Published June 28, 2022

Here is our bilingual community wildfire meeting from May 19, 2022.

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Training Ground Opening (Información Seguida En Español)

By admin Published June 28, 2022

Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District invites you to join us at our Training Building Grand Opening on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. This event is free and open to the […]

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