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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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Unofficial Election Results – Ballot Issue 4B

By admin Published November 4, 2015

The unofficial results for Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District ballot question 4B are below. The results are a total of the votes reported by Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison county clerk and recorders.

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Calls for Service for the Week of October 18 – October 24

By admin Published October 27, 2015

Calls for Service for the Week of October 18 – October 24

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

By admin Published October 26, 2015

One simple step can help save your life and the lives of others.

Changing smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when the time changes, testing those alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries.

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Carbondale Fire Receives Grant from Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District

By admin Published October 21, 2015

Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District chose Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District as a recipient for their 2015 Fall Grant Cycle.

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Carbondale Fire Responds to Structure Fire at the Distinguished Boards & Beams

By admin Published September 29, 2015

At 12:17 p.m. on September 29, 2015, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to Distinguished Boards & Beams at 698 Merrill Avenue, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire.

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Carbondale Fire Responds to Small Airplane Crash Near Cattle Creek

By admin Published September 27, 2015

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a field near County Road 154 for a report of an aircraft emergency.

Upon arrival, the firefighters found a single engine Cessna plane that had crashed in the field near the old Sopris Restaurant. The plane was upside down in the field. One person was still in the aircraft and needed to be extricated. (Read more)…

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Got Drugs? – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By admin Published September 22, 2015

Got Drugs? – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 26 10 am – 2 pm at the Carbondale Police Department

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Emergency 911 calls 8/31 – 9/5/15

By admin Published September 9, 2015

Carbondale Fire’s Emergency 911 calls 8/31 – 9/5/15

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Valley Firefighters Help in Northwest

By admin Published September 6, 2015

Check out the article in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent about some of our firefighters and their time fighting fires in Oregon.

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Pitkin County Airport Drill

By admin Published September 2, 2015

Photos from the Pitkin County airport emergency training drill we participated in on September 1, 2015. Thanks to volunteer firefighter/EMT Ashley Buss for the photos!

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Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15

By admin Published September 1, 2015

Carbondale Fire Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15

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Carbondale Fire Crew To Help with Oregon Wildfire

By admin Published August 13, 2015

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District has sent a brush truck and crew to assist at the Bendire Complex Fire near Vale, Oregon.

On August 11, 2015, the United States Forest Services Dispatch requested assistance from Colorado crews, including one from Carbondale Fire, to respond to fires on in the Northwest of the United States. There are numerous wildfires burning in the Northern California/Oregon area. Due to the current low wildfire danger, the District was able to send a crew and brush truck to help.

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August 12 Farmer’s Market

By admin Published August 11, 2015

Come see us at the Carbondale Farmer’s Market tomorrow – August 12! We will be offering free Blood Pressure Check and Kids Fire Safety handouts.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Cattle Creek Area Wildfire

By admin Published June 24, 2015

Carbondale, CO – A report of a wildfire sent crews from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District to the Cattle Creek area this afternoon. There were multiple reports of lightning strikes in the area.

A 50 foot by 50 foot fire was found burning in the pinion & juniper tree on Meadow View Lane, Glenwood Springs. Multiple vehicles and a fuel tank were within 100 feet of the fire when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with water on the apparatus. Suppression efforts have focused on extinguishing the fire and digging a fire line. Crews were also needed to fall several trees in the fire perimeter. Crews on scene will be performing mop up operations until approximately 7:00 pm.

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Wildfire Patrol Programs to Begin in Basalt & Carbondale Fire Districts

By admin Published June 9, 2015

Carbondale, CO – In June, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District & the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District will start their annual wildfire patrol programs. Both agencies have large areas that are at risk for a wildland-urban interface incident, including areas that are contiguous to our Districts. The goal of our agencies is to be prepared and staffed appropriately if a wildfire was to start. However, the two fire districts have much more to offer to homeowners that reside in wildfire risk areas.

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Master Plan Community Survey Coming Soon

By admin Published May 29, 2015

Carbondale, CO – The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District Master Plan community survey will be sent out soon.

A scientifically generated random sampling of residents will receive one of 3,500 surveys. The surveys will be sent by our partner, RRC Associates in Denver.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on online or on paper and mailed back. There is also an option to complete the survey online in Spanish. All completed surveys, whether mailed in or completed online, will be confidential.

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Thanks to the Rams for Helping Out at the Firehouse!

By admin Published April 24, 2015

Thanks to the 12 Roaring Fork High School ‪Rams‬ who spent the day with us at the fire house!

According to the Post Independent:

“Roaring Fork High School’s entire student body took a break from school Thursday to serve their community as part of the annual Rams Day.

Groups of students helped out at other area schools, did some spring cleaning and performed random acts of kindness around town. In the afternoon, they were rewarded with games and competitions back at the high school.

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