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  • Open House at Carbondale Fire!

    Posted October 6, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    Carbondale Fire District invites you to come to our Community Open House. It will be a great time with something for the entire family. Enjoy station tours, fire truck rides, lunch with your friends at Carbondale Fire a chance to meet Sparky the Fire Dog! Plus, prizes for grown-ups and…

  • So Much More than a Firefighter

    Posted October 3, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    Did you know that the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, answers over 1,200 emergency 911 calls annually? Seems like a lot of fires, right? On average, Carbondale Fire responds to 420 emergency fire calls and nearly 800 emergency medical calls annually. How does that work, you might ask?

    Carbondale…

  • Coffee With the Chiefs

    Posted September 13, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

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  • If We Can't Find You, We Can't Help You

    Posted May 15, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    When an emergency strikes, we know time is of the essence. Our team strives to arrive at the location as quickly as possible, assess the situation, and get to work. However, if your home address is not clearly visible to us, we waste valuable seconds trying to locate you. If we…

  • Structure Fire at 858 Garfield Ave.

    Posted May 11, 2017 by Jenny Cutright
    Carbondale, Colo. – At 4:40 p.m. on May 11, 2017, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 858 Garfield Ave., Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire.
  • Be Sure to Check Your Alarms at Daylight Saving Time!

    Posted March 7, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    Daylight Saving Time, when we collectively “spring forward,” is not only the time to change clocks, it’s also the perfect opportunity to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This year, Daylight Saving Time is March 12, 2017.

  • Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives!

    Posted February 16, 2017 by Jenny Cutright

    More than 1,000 people suffer non-traumatic cardiac arrest outside hospitals — including about 26 children — each day in the U.S. Only 46% of those get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance…

  • Avalanche Safety

    Posted January 12, 2017 by Jenny Cutright
    Avalanche Safety

    Year after year, hundreds of people – skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers, etc. – find themselves caught in an avalanche. Avalanche terrain is any snow-covered hill, mountain, or slope steeper than about 30 degrees. It doesn’t matter if the slope is big or a very small. Also, it doesn’t matter…

  • Do Your New Year's Resolutions Include Fire Safety?

    Posted January 3, 2017 by Jenny Cutright
    While the winter months are upon us, it may seem like wildfire is the last thing on most of our minds. But the truth is, in some areas of our state, wildfires continue to be a threat. It’s never too soon to start preparing your property for the upcoming wildfire season.
  • Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

    Posted December 15, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    It’s fun to decorate for the holidays during winter, but those holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire aware and fire smart.

    To learn about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, read these winter fire safety…