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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County Sheriff, effective Friday, August 31, 2018, at 12:01 p.m. all Stage II fire restrictions in Pitkin County are rescinded, and all lands in Pitkin County will revert back to Stage I fire restrictions.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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Carbondale Fire District Welcomes New Deputy Chief

By admin Published May 16, 2018

The Carbondale Fire District recently promoted Allan Ingram to the position of Deputy Chief. It is no surprise that someone of Allan’s stature was promoted to this position as he is a highly respected Paramedic […]

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Distracted Drivers: A Danger to All

By admin Published April 24, 2018

We live in a fast paced world. There is no doubt about it. We value every second of our time because lets face it – there’s just not enough time in the day. We are […]

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Ski Smart. Ski Often.

By admin Published March 15, 2018

Backcountry Safety & Avalanche Awareness The backcountry and avalanche danger is nothing to take lightly and with more people joining the sport every year it is important to be aware of the dangers that could […]

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Burn Awareness Month

By admin Published February 20, 2018

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the U.S. Four Types of Burns • First-Degree burns are identified by pain, redness, minor swelling and an absence of blistering. • Second-Degree […]

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Ice and Snow? Take It Slow

By admin Published January 19, 2018

It’s easy to forget just how dangerous winter driving can be, even for the most experienced driver. Snow and ice demand careful attention and special preparation for your vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic […]

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Be Merry and Bright, Not a Statistic

By admin Published December 19, 2017

In an effort to avoid sounding like Scrooge or the Grinch, we want to share some facts about home holiday fires in order to help you prevent them and keep from becoming a holiday fire […]

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Avalanches – Know the Risk and How to Be Prepared

By admin Published November 29, 2017

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On […]

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By admin Published November 22, 2017

We are a team made up of 50 volunteers, 19 paid crew and 2 office staff. Together, we cover thousands of acres of privately and publicly owned land including homes, schools, hospitals, historic sites, stores, […]

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