Community News

  • Heart Month: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

    Posted February 25, 2021 by Jenny Cutright

    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 blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking habits). As this is the month of love and…

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

    Posted January 20, 2021 by Taylor Rogers

    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 winter, the chance of a fall resulting in injury or death is much higher. These…

  • County Road 100 Structure Fire

    Posted January 2, 2021 by Jenny Cutright

    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, Carbondale.

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a detached 40’x 60’ garage/shop structure with an attached greenhouse…

  • Structure Fire in Aspen Glen

    Posted December 31, 2020 by Jenny Cutright

    December 31, 2020

    Carbondale, Colo. – On December 31, 2020 at 12:09 p.m. Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 268 Rivers Bend, Aspen Glen. 

    Upon arrival, firefighters found home with heavy smoke pouring out of the chimney area. The home,…

  • Gratitude + 2020 Awards

    Posted December 16, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    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 showing overwhelming support when we needed it most. This year had its fair

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

    Posted December 15, 2020 by Jenny Cutright

    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 in the Town of Carbondale on Saturday, December 19. A link to track the fire…

  • Holiday Safety Tips + Tricks

    Posted November 19, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    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 at least for a moment) and safely enjoy decorating for the holidays and cozying up…

  • CO Detectors + Daylight Savings Time

    Posted October 29, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    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, and heating up our wood stoves. We’d like to remind you of the

  • The Gallagher Amendment: Information for Ballot Question 7B

    Posted October 1, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    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 past seven months, we were required to not only learn about

  • Carbondale Fire District's Initial Attack Program

    Posted August 28, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    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. This program was the first of its kind and since its inception, many other departments…