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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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Mudslides, Debris Flows, and Flash Floods, Oh My!

By admin Published May 24, 2019


It’s not surprising that with a wet, snow packed winter, come the threats of mudslides and flash floods in the spring. In our case this year, with a historical high for snow pack, mixed with […]

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Don’t Get Rocked! Stay Safe This Spring

By admin Published April 23, 2019


As the seasons change, so do the hazards of driving through the Rocky Mountains. With spring in full swing, it is important to keep in mind that the chances of rock and mudslides happening are […]

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A Few Reminders Before Open Burning

By admin Published March 26, 2019


We had our first out of control controlled burn of the year yesterday.  Fortunately, we were called before it got big and we helped put it out. A few reminders as we get in to […]

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Spring Into Fire Prevention

By admin Published March 15, 2019


During the month of March, we want to focus on fire safety for older adults. The risk of injury, as well as death, from a fire is twice as likely to happen to people over […]

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Keep Your Heart Happy

By admin Published February 8, 2019


February is American heart month so let’s talk heart health. We want you to live a long and healthy life. Whether you have trouble with your blood pressure, stress, or perhaps have a bad habit […]

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Keep the Risk of Winter Fires Low This Season

By admin Published January 11, 2019


Now that the holidays are over, the tree has been taken down, and the decorations have been put away, many people are able to relax and put their worries aside. Most people assume that with […]

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Be Fire Smart This Holiday Season

By admin Published December 11, 2018


The holiday season should be a time for family, friends, and relaxation; not a time to stress about a fire in your home. Residential fires are more frequent during the holiday season and usually end […]

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Thanksgiving Day Tips and Tricks

By admin Published November 19, 2018


There is a lot of preparation involved around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, when friends and family are gathered in the kitchen cooking the big feast. It is important to keep fire safety at the top […]

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