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Wildfire Evacuation Preparation

By admin Published June 23, 2021

Last month we wrote about the ways you can practice vigilance to help prevent wildfires. As wildfire season progresses, and the chance of evacuations increases, we’d like to talk about how to be prepared for […]

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5 Tips for Wildfire Safety & Prevention

By admin Published May 19, 2021

Summertime brings out some of the best in Colorado. With beautiful vistas and adventure filled days, it’s no surprise travelers love to flock to our state for their summer vacations. However, the dry climate that […]

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Breaking Ground for a New Training Facility

By admin Published April 12, 2021

For the past 15 years, there has been a shared dream to build and operate a multi-functional training facility on the Carbondale Fire Department property. Due to the hard work of Fire Chief Rob Goodwin […]

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Carbondale Fire District’s New Fire Apparatus

By admin Published March 18, 2021

CRFPD is proud to announce that we have taken delivery of new fire apparatus. In 2018, the voters of the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District approved a bond issue that has enabled CRFPD to […]

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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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