Community News

  • Burn Awareness Month

    Posted February 20, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    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 burns produce a slight thickness of the skin and may include blistering; indicating…

  • Ice and Snow? Take It Slow

    Posted January 19, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    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 Safety Administration, an average of 800 Americans die a year in car wrecks because of…

  • Be Merry and Bright, Not a Statistic

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 statistic.

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires…

  • Avalanches - Know the Risk and How to Be Prepared

    Posted November 29, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 average 6 people die in avalanches in the state of Colorado every year. Anyone who…

  • Gratitude

    Posted November 22, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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, non-profits, churches, bike paths, river access, highways, county roads and beyond. We have staff and…

  • Winter Weather Can Increase Risks at Home

    Posted November 13, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 for winter has in store.

    Carbon Monoxide
    Regular maintenance and inspection of gas burning…

  • Your Vote, Our Service

    Posted November 6, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 maintaining current levels of essential firefighting, paramedic and emergency medical services, improve current communications equipment,…

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

    Posted October 19, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 the 1.75 mill levy override. This mill levy override expires

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

    Posted October 18, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 a Class 3 public protection rating, effective August 1, 2017.

    The Insurance Services Office, ISO,…

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

    Posted October 9, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    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 save taxpayers money with a better interest rate. In 2017, Fire Chief Ron