Community News

  • Backcountry Basics: Search & Rescue

    Posted September 17, 2019 by Taylor Rogers

    Backcountry adventures are becoming more and more popular as people are trying to escape the stress of the daily grind and get back to nature. That being said, it is important to be prepared before you head out in case something unexpected happens and you need to be rescued.


  • Let’s Talk About Distracted Driving

    Posted August 21, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Distracted driving comes in many forms: use of cell phones, lack of sleep, distracting passengers, and eating while driving. Even when drivers believe that they are in control and are able to multi-task well, it only takes a few seconds for an accident to occur.


    Types of Distracted Driving…

  • Understanding Stroke: The Warning Signs and How to Prevent

    Posted July 11, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Did you know that strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability? However, not many people know what a stroke is and how to recognize when it is happening.

    If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call…

  • Structure Fire on Highway 82

    Posted June 25, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Around 4 a.m. on June 25, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a report of a structure fire at an upholstery shop located at 12665 Highway 82, Carbondale.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a large workshop with visible flames on two sides of the building and heavy…

  • Structure Fire in River Valley Ranch

    Posted June 21, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Around 4:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 455 Boundary Lane, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire. 

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a home with smoke coming out of the building. They located a fire burning in the crawl space. Area…

  • "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"

    Posted June 17, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Wildfire Preparedness
    Wildfires can happen anywhere, at anytime, and although we have had a great winter, and wet spring, it is still important to be prepared to protect yourself and your property.

    Tips to Protect Your Home

    One of the best ways to protect your home is to build…

  • Redstone & Lake Christine Community Meetings 2019

    Posted June 7, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    If you missed the Redstone or Lake Christine burn scar area Community Meetings you can watch the videos here.



  • Accident on Highway 82 Sends Five to the Hospital

    Posted May 26, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    PRESS RELEASE | May 26, 2019
    Highway 82 Accident Sends Five to the Hospital

    Carbondale, Colo. – Around 2:24 p.m. on May 26, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to mile marker 7 on Highway 82, for a report of a two-car accident.

    Upon arrival, crews…

  • Mudslides, Debris Flows, and Flash Floods, Oh My!

    Posted May 24, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    It’s not surprising that with a wet, snow packed winter, come the threats of mudslides and flash floods in the spring. In our case this year, with a historical high for snow pack, mixed with the burn scar from last summer’s Lake Christine Fire, we need to be on high…

  • Don't Get Rocked! Stay Safe This Spring

    Posted April 23, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    As the seasons change, so do the hazards of driving through the Rocky Mountains.
    With spring in full swing, it is important to keep in mind that the chances of rock and mudslides happening are much higher than other times of the year. As snow melts and the temperatures…