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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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Carbondale Fire Open House: Saturday, October 13th, 11-3

By admin Published September 25, 2018

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 […]

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Stage I Fire Restrictions Are Back

By admin Published September 20, 2018

The Garfield County Sheriff and Carbondale Town Manager are reinstating Stage I Fire Restrictions tomorrow, Friday, September 21 in the Town of Carbondale and Garfield County.

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First Aid Safety Tips: How to Stay Prepared

By admin Published September 18, 2018

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 […]

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Moving to Stage I Fire Restrictions

By admin Published August 30, 2018

Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 31, The Town of Carbondale*, Garfield County, Pitkin County, the White River National Forest and BLM lands managed by Colorado River Valley Field Office in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties will reduce fire restrictions from Stage II to Stage I.

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Pitkin County Goes to Stage I Fire Restrictions

By admin Published August 28, 2018

By order of the Pitkin County Sheriff, effective Friday, August 31, 2018, at 12:01 p.m. all Stage II fire restrictions in Pitkin County are rescinded, and all lands in Pitkin County will revert back to Stage I fire restrictions. These Stage I fire restrictions are in place until further notice.  

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Back to School Fire Safety

By admin Published August 16, 2018

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 […]

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Be prepared in the event of an evacuation

By admin Published August 2, 2018

The first step to being prepared is to sign up for emergency alerts at or This is where residents are notified of evacuations for wildfires or floods, or to shelter in place for other critical incidents. Register to receive emergency alerts via text, call, or email. If you are already signed up, log in to ensure your address and contact information are correct. Alerts are sent based on the addresses registered.

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Our Standard of Cover

By admin Published July 22, 2018

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 […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions in Garfield County

By admin Published June 28, 2018

From the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for Unincorporated Private & State Lands in Garfield County  Tomorrow June 29, 2018, beginning at 12:00 AM, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with […]

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Reduce the Risk: Be Wildfire Smart

By admin Published June 12, 2018

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 […]

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Burn Ban in the Town of Carbondale

By admin Published May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I […]

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Press Release – No Open Burning Permits Being Issued

By admin Published May 23, 2018

Carbondale, Colo. – Effectively immediately, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District will not be issuing any open burning permits. The fuel moisture content is low, there is not a lot of rain predicted in the near future and experts are predicting an increased wildfire risk in our area.

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