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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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Winter Weather Can Increase Risks at Home

By admin Published November 13, 2017

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous in many ways, to your health, to your safety, and beyond. By simply planning ahead using the list and tips below, you can prevent and be prepared […]

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Your Vote, Our Service

By admin Published November 6, 2017

The local election is just around the corner and your vote for Ballot Issue 4C is critical to Carbondale Fire’s service level. 4C asks you to allow Carbondale Fire to continue funding the costs of […]

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What $55 in Property Taxes Means to Your Local Fire and Ambulance Responders: the November Elections

By admin Published October 19, 2017

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District is currently operating using a 1.75 mill levy override in place, that was approved by voters in 2015. The current total operating mill levy for the District is 7.653 mills, which includes […]

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Lower Property Insurance Rates thanks to Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

By admin Published October 18, 2017

The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD) is proud to announce that the Fire District recently received an improved rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The District has improved its ISO rating to […]

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Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District Saving You $30,000 Annually

By admin Published October 9, 2017

In the 2004 local election, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, received a 20 year bond for capital improvements that was approved by taxpayers in the district. The bonds were refinanced in 2007 to […]

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Open House at Carbondale Fire!

By admin Published October 6, 2017

Carbondale Fire District invites you to come to our Community Open House. It will be a great time with something for the entire family. Enjoy station tours, fire truck rides, lunch with your friends at […]

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So Much More than a Firefighter

By admin Published October 3, 2017

Did you know that the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, answers over 1,200 emergency 911 calls annually? Seems like a lot of fires, right? On average, Carbondale Fire responds to 420 emergency fire calls […]

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Press Release – Three Structure Fires and a Brush Fire

By admin Published November 11, 2016

UPDATE – 4:49 pm

3 homes were involved in the fire at 6598 Highway 82 (Address Correction). One homes was totally destroyed. The fire at the other two homes have been contained…..

Carbondale, Colo. – At 1:46 p.m. today, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 6578 Highway 82, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters found a home fully engulfed in flames.

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2015 Volunteer Awards

By admin Published January 29, 2016

Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteer Award Recipients!

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Think You See Us A Lot?

By admin Published November 18, 2015

Do you think you see us responding to emergency calls a lot? If you do, you’re right!

2015 is on track to be the second busiest response year we have ever had.

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Thank You Veterans

By admin Published November 11, 2015

Thank you to all of our veterans

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A True Carbondale Treasure

By admin Published November 9, 2015

This article was originally published in the Sopris Sun on October 15, 2015.

Rob Goodwin first saved the life of another kid when he was a young boy, and he was hooked. It was a hot summer day in Carbondale and he was watching some neighborhood boys play in a fast-moving ditch. One of them wasn’t a very strong swimmer and he got sucked into the current. Realizing that this situation required immediate and decisive action, Rob jumped in and pulled the boy to safety. Little did he know at such a young age, but his career path was chosen in that ditch.

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