Community News

  • Winter Safety Tips

    Posted November 15, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. There are many things to think about and be aware of as the winter months draw near. Here is a list of things to consider for staying safe this winter:

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  • Press Release - Three Structure Fires and a Brush Fire

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    UPDATE - 4:49 pm 3 homes were involved in the fire at 6598 Highway 82 (Address Correction). One homes was totally destroyed. The fire at the other two homes have been contained..... Carbondale, Colo. – At 1:46 p.m. today, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 6578 Highway 82, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, the firefighters found a home fully engulfed in flames.
  • Community Open House

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    Carbondale Fire District invites you to our Community Open House this Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00am-3:00pm. It will be a great time with something for the entire family. Enjoy station tours, fire truck rides, a chance to meet Sparky the Fire Dog, and prizes for grown-ups and kids! Join us…

  • Sewell Mesa Fire

    Posted July 29, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    Press Releases from the Sewell Mesa Fire on July 29, 2016 - Updated July 30 at 5pm
  • Bike Helmet Giveaway at Mountain Fair

    Posted July 26, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    We are giving away bike helmets at certain times each day at Mountain Fair! On Saturday & Sunday, at 11 am & 2 pm, we will give away 15 bike helmets to kids at our first aid booth.
  • Sparklers Get Hot!

    Posted June 29, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    How hot does a sparkler get? Up to 1200 degrees! Be careful when using sparklers! Here are some tips to keep your kids safe with sparklers from safekids.org
  • Never Leave Children, Disabled Adults or Pets in a Parked Vehicle

    Posted June 21, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    It is getting hotter and hotter. Today may be the hottest day (so far) of 2016. We want to help you keep others safe and prevent a tragedy. An average of 37 children per year and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from heat stroke (hyperthermia). Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate.
  • Red Flag Warning - June 15 & June 16

    Posted June 14, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for June 15 and June 16. The expected weather includes gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Open burning will not be allowed during Red Flag Warnings.
  • Are You Flood Smart?

    Posted June 7, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    Our rivers are running high.... are you flood smart? Great info from the Pitkin County Emergency Management Team (we're part of it). Check it out!
  • Do you know EDITH?

    Posted February 24, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home.
    Your family should know your escape routes and practice them. When the smoke alarm sounds, you may only have seconds or minutes to escape safely. Have a meeting place for everyone to gather outside. Plan two ways out, in case one way is filled with smoke or fire.