Community News

  • Back to School Fire Safety

    Posted August 16, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    While summer draws to a close and college students are preparing to return to school for the fall semester, it is important to be aware of fire-related emergencies that could occur. The number of these emergencies continues to grow and most are due to lack of knowledge about fire safety…

  • Be prepared in the event of an evacuation

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Jenny Cutright
    The first step to being prepared is to sign up for emergency alerts at or This is where residents are notified of evacuations for wildfires or floods, or to shelter in place for other critical incidents. Register to receive emergency alerts via text, call, or email. If you are already signed up, log in to ensure your address and contact information are correct. Alerts are sent based on the addresses registered.
  • Our Standard of Cover

    Posted July 22, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    Not many people know what a Standard of Cover is, nor have they had a chance to read the document that the Carbondale Fire District has put together to detail what we do for the community and why we do it.

    Chief Rob Goodwin and Deputy Chief Bill Gavette spent…

  • Stage II Fire Restrictions in Garfield County

    Posted June 28, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    From the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office:
    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for Unincorporated Private & State Lands in Garfield County …

  • Reduce the Risk: Be Wildfire Smart

    Posted June 12, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    Most people don’t realize that they face serious wildfire danger, but if you live in the foothills, grasslands, or mountains of Colorado, you are at risk. With the lack of snowfall and almost no rain this spring, we should be on high alert for wildfire danger this summer. Durango is…

  • Burn Ban in the Town of Carbondale

    Posted May 30, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    May 30, 2018

    Carbondale, Colo. – In conjunction with Garfield County’s Stage I Fire Restrictions that begin May 31, 2018, the Town of Carbondale and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District are instituting State I Fire Restrictions within town limits until further notice. 

    Stage I Fire…

  • Press Release - No Open Burning Permits Being Issued

    Posted May 23, 2018 by Jenny Cutright
    Carbondale, Colo. – Effectively immediately, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District will not be issuing any open burning permits. The fuel moisture content is low, there is not a lot of rain predicted in the near future and experts are predicting an increased wildfire risk in our area.
  • Carbondale Fire District Welcomes New Deputy Chief

    Posted May 16, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    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 and Firefighter.

    Allan has been with the Carbondale Fire District for 20 years, attracted to…

  • Distracted Drivers: A Danger to All

    Posted April 24, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    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 becoming extremely good at multi tasking and unfortunately time in the car has become a…

  • Ski Smart. Ski Often.

    Posted March 15, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    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 occur. Having the proper knowledge and equipment could be the difference between life and death.…