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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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Prevent Chimney Fires

By admin Published December 12, 2022

Before you sit in front of the fireplace for the first time this season, have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends having your chimney cleaned and […]

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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 Jenny Cutright Published May 25, 2022

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

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Wildfire Preparedness (Información Seguida En Español)

By admin Published May 4, 2022

It’s Wildfire Preparedness Month, which lasts throughout the month of May. As many of us know, the last few years our state has experienced devastating wildfires that have resulted in incomprehensible loss. Did you know? […]

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9-1-1 Emergency Preparedness (Información Seguida En Español)

By admin Published March 16, 2022

(Información Seguida En Español) The History of the 9-1-1 System The first 9-1-1 call in the United States was made in 1968 in Alabama. In October 1999, the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act required […]

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CPR: Preparation, Safety, and Tips

By admin Published February 23, 2022

We encourage everyone to learn CPR and know what to do if you are in a situation where someone is in need of help. While we recommend taking a proper training course (especially if you […]

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Backcountry Adventures: Winter Safety

By admin Published January 18, 2022

In Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, the allure is there for most residents to be active and get outside in the winter. Part of that allure draws folks into recreating in the backcountry, especially as the […]

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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

By admin Published December 14, 2021

Happy holidays from Carbondale Fire! With the festivities around the corner, we want to make sure that you are prepped and ready to enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are some of our […]

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s 2021 Holly Jolly Truck-Mas Trip

By admin Published December 10, 2021

(En español a continuación) 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 17, […]

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

By admin Published November 12, 2021

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is one of the year’s biggest days for fires? For a day that is traditionally spent in the kitchen cooking up food for family and friends, trying out new […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

By admin Published October 18, 2021

It’s that time of year again – Halloween! While you’re in the midst of decorating your home, buying bulk candy to hand out, and getting those costumes together don’t forget to keep your safety (and […]

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Seasonal Driving + Wildlife Safety

By admin Published September 16, 2021

Fall is quickly approaching this year as we are waking up to cooler temperatures and noticing the leaves changing colors on the trees around us. Just as we are preparing for the change of seasons, […]

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Back-to-School Safety

By admin Published August 11, 2021

With the end of summer drawing near and classes starting back up at our local schools, we thought it would be a great time to talk about back-to-school safety measures. It’s a great time of […]

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Heat Stroke Prevention

Heat Related Emergencies

By admin Published July 15, 2021

When you are exposed to hot weather and sun for long periods of time, your risk for heat related illnesses increase. People often get into trouble when they don’t take the necessary precautions, prepare for […]

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