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2020 Year-End Report

By admin Published March 16, 2021


For the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, 2020 proved to be very challenging and rewarding at the same time. Like everyone else, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted almost everything that we do. In addition, we […]

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Heart Month: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

By admin Published February 25, 2021


Did you know that heart disease doesn’t just affect older adults? It can happen at any age and half of all Americans have at least one of the top three factors for heart disease (high […]

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Winter Safety Tips: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on Ice

By admin Published January 20, 2021


Slips, trips, and falls are the number 3 cause of accidental death in the United States, right behind motor vehicle accidents. Here in the valley where we get lots of snow and ice during the […]

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County Road 100 Structure Fire

By admin Published January 2, 2021


January 2, 2021 1:55 p.m.  Carbondale, Colo. – On January 2, 2021 at 11:21 a.m. Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 2621 County Road 100, […]

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Gratitude + 2020 Awards

By admin Published December 16, 2020


As we bring this unexpected and challenging year to an end we’d like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for the people who keep our department running strong and to the community for […]

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

By admin Published December 15, 2020


Santa, on his specially decorated fire truck, will be visiting neighborhoods this weekend! You can see Santa and his crew on County Road 109 and Cavern Springs Mobile Home Park on Friday, December 18, and […]

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Holiday Safety Tips + Tricks

By admin Published November 19, 2020


We know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays have snuck up rather quickly this year. We’re hopeful that we can put the immense amount of change and stress from this year behind us (if […]

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CO Detectors + Daylight Savings Time

By admin Published October 29, 2020


As the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, most of us are preparing to hunker in for the winter. That means more meals cooking in the oven, turning on our fireplaces, […]

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The Gallagher Amendment: Information for Ballot Question 7B

By admin Published October 1, 2020


A Word from the Chief So far in 2020 our fire district and community have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-lasting effects of a very active, dangerous, and serious wildfire season. During the […]

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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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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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