Fire Safety

  • Wildfire Evacuation Preparation

    Posted June 23, 2021 by Nancy Hernandez

    Last month we wrote about the ways you can practice vigilance to help prevent wildfires. As wildfire season progresses, and the chance of evacuations increases, we’d like to talk about how to be prepared for the event of a wildfire. Remember, a wildfire can start anytime or anywhere. One of…

  • 5 Tips for Wildfire Safety & Prevention

    Posted May 19, 2021 by Nancy Hernandez

    Summertime brings out some of the best in Colorado. With beautiful vistas and adventure filled days, it’s no surprise travelers love to flock to our state for their summer vacations. However, the dry climate that makes our area so popular also raises the risk of wildfires. 

  • Structure Fire in River Valley Ranch

    Posted June 21, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    Around 4:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 455 Boundary Lane, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire. 

    Upon arrival, firefighters found a home with smoke coming out of the building. They located a fire burning in the crawl space. Area…

  • A Few Reminders Before Open Burning

    Posted March 26, 2019 by Jenny Cutright
    We had our first out of control controlled burn of the year yesterday.  Fortunately, we were called before it got big and we helped put it out.

  • Be Fire Smart This Holiday Season

    Posted December 11, 2018 by Jenny Cutright

    The holiday season should be a time for family, friends, and relaxation; not a time to stress about a fire in your home. Residential fires are more frequent during the holiday season and usually end up being more costly, and deadly, than any other time of the year. The U.S.…

  • Moving to Stage I Fire Restrictions

    Posted August 30, 2018 by Jenny Cutright
    Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 31, The Town of Carbondale*, Garfield County, Pitkin County, the White River National Forest and BLM lands managed by Colorado River Valley Field Office in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties will reduce fire restrictions from Stage II to Stage I.
  • 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  garco911.org or pitkinalert.org 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.