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Carbondale Fire District’s Initial Attack Program

By admin Published August 28, 2020

While there are many programs and community outreach opportunities that the Carbondale Fire District participates in, we wanted to shine some light on the Initial Attack Program that the department started over 25 years ago. […]

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Fire Restrictions and Backcountry Adventures

By admin Published July 24, 2020

As of Friday, June 26, Garfield and surrounding counties are in Stage I fire restrictions. These restrictions are implemented in Garfield, Pitkin, Gunnison, BLM, and USFS. What are Stage I Fire Restrictions and how do […]

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Wildfires & High Water

By admin Published June 11, 2020

It’s that time of year again and we’d like to talk about wildfire and high water safety. As more people are venturing into the mountains to recreate it’s important to know the risks, stay up-to-date […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By admin Published May 29, 2020

Have you ever wondered what an Incident Management Team (IMT) is and what exactly they do? Did you know that the Carbondale Fire District has their own IMT that helped firsthand in the COVID-19 crisis […]

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Unofficial Election Results

By admin Published May 5, 2020

  PRESS RELEASE                                                           For Immediate Release – […]

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Set in Place

By admin Published April 15, 2020

Current Fire Restrictions in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties, and White River National Forest and BLM Lands in these Counties We know that throughout the COVID-19 crisis, a lot has changed over the course of […]

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Inspiration to Stay Home

By admin Published March 27, 2020

It may feel like our world has turned upside down overnight, and honestly, for most of us, it has. We are suddenly out of work, our kids are home from school/day care, and now we […]

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Focusing on Matters of the Heart

By admin Published February 19, 2020

While we can’t help to fix heartbreak, we can provide you with some tips and tricks to prevent heart disease from affecting you or your loved ones. Did you know that heart disease doesn’t just […]

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Carbondale Fire Welcomes New Division Ops Chief: Mike Wagner

By admin Published January 28, 2020

Big things are happening in 2020! The Carbondale Fire District is excited to welcome Mike Wagner as the new Division Ops Chief. The whole team is in agreement that no one is more deserving of […]

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Preparing Your Chimney for Santa

By admin Published December 13, 2019

We’ve heard it from the man himself; Santa prefers a clean chimney as opposed to a dirty one. Not only is it safer for him (and easier to deliver presents), but it also helps to […]

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Don’t Burn the Bird

By admin Published November 12, 2019

We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and that means putting a request in for a turkey at your local supermarket and making sure you can end the holiday with no family drama. While we don’t have […]

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Seasons Changing, Fire Prevention, and Our Open House

By admin Published October 17, 2019

The weather is getting colder, we can feel it in the air, and we know that the snow is about to start falling. It’s that time of the year where we are stocking up on […]

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Backcountry Basics: Search & Rescue

By admin Published September 17, 2019

Backcountry adventures are becoming more and more popular as people are trying to escape the stress of the daily grind and get back to nature. That being said, it is important to be prepared before […]

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Let’s Talk About Distracted Driving

By admin Published August 21, 2019

Distracted driving comes in many forms: use of cell phones, lack of sleep, distracting passengers, and eating while driving. Even when drivers believe that they are in control and are able to multi-task well, it […]

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Understanding Stroke: The Warning Signs and How to Prevent

By admin Published July 11, 2019

Did you know that strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability? However, not many people know what a stroke is and how to recognize when […]

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Structure Fire on Highway 82

By admin Published June 25, 2019

Around 4 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a report of a structure fire at an upholstery shop located at 12665 Highway 82, Carbondale. Upon arrival, firefighters […]

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Structure Fire in River Valley Ranch

By admin Published June 21, 2019

Around 4:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 455 Boundary Lane, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, firefighters found a home with smoke […]

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“Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”

By admin Published June 17, 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Wildfires can happen anywhere, at anytime, and although we have had a great winter, and wet spring, it is still important to be prepared to protect yourself and your property. Tips to Protect […]

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Redstone & Lake Christine Community Meetings 2019

By admin Published June 7, 2019

If you missed the Redstone or Lake Christine burn scar area Community Meetings you can watch the videos here.    

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Accident on Highway 82 Sends Five to the Hospital

By admin Published May 26, 2019

PRESS RELEASE | May 26, 2019 Highway 82 Accident Sends Five to the Hospital Carbondale, Colo. – Around 2:24 p.m. on May 26, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to mile marker […]

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