Firehouse News

  • The Gallagher Amendment: Information for Ballot Question 7B

    Posted October 1, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    A Word from the Chief

    So far in 2020 our fire district and community have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-lasting effects of a very active, dangerous, and serious wildfire season.

    During the past seven months, we were required to not only learn about

  • Carbondale Fire District's Initial Attack Program

    Posted August 28, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    While there are many programs and community outreach opportunities that the Carbondale Fire District participates in, we wanted to shine some light on the Initial Attack Program that the department started over 25 years ago. This program was the first of its kind and since its inception, many other departments…

  • Fire Restrictions and Backcountry Adventures

    Posted July 24, 2020 by Jenny Cutright

    As of Friday, June 26, Garfield and surrounding counties are in Stage I fire restrictions. These restrictions are implemented in Garfield, Pitkin, Gunnison, BLM, and USFS. What are Stage I Fire Restrictions and how do they affect you? Read on before you set off on your next adventure.  

  • Wildfires & High Water

    Posted June 11, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    It’s that time of year again and we’d like to talk about wildfire and high water safety. As more people are venturing into the mountains to recreate it’s important to know the risks, stay up-to-date on alerts, and be prepared for any situation.


    Since Colorado has had a considerably…

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    Posted May 29, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    Have you ever wondered what an Incident Management Team (IMT) is and what exactly they do? Did you know that the Carbondale Fire District has their own IMT that helped firsthand in the COVID-19 crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley? We’re taking the time this month to answer these questions…

  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Set in Place

    Posted April 15, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    Current Fire Restrictions in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties, and White River National Forest and BLM Lands in these Counties

    We know that throughout the COVID-19 crisis, a lot has changed over the course of a month. As many of our public health and safety officials have been busy trying…

  • Inspiration to Stay Home

    Posted March 27, 2020 by Taylor Rogers

    It may feel like our world has turned upside down overnight, and honestly, for most of us, it has. We are suddenly out of work, our kids are home from school/day care, and now we have to adapt to a Stay at Home Order. Many of us are wondering where…

  • Focusing on Matters of the Heart

    Posted February 19, 2020 by Jenny Cutright

    While we can’t help to fix heartbreak, we can provide you with some tips and tricks to prevent heart disease from affecting you or your loved ones. Did you know that heart disease doesn’t just affect older adults? It can happen at any age and half of all Americans have…

  • Carbondale Fire Welcomes New Division Ops Chief: Mike Wagner

    Posted January 28, 2020 by Jenny Cutright

    Big things are happening in 2020! The Carbondale Fire District is excited to welcome Mike Wagner as the new Division Ops Chief. The whole team is in agreement that no one is more deserving of this role, so we want our community to get to know who he

  • Preparing Your Chimney for Santa

    Posted December 13, 2019 by Jenny Cutright

    We’ve heard it from the man himself; Santa prefers a clean chimney as opposed to a dirty one. Not only is it safer for him (and easier to deliver presents), but it also helps to keep your home and family safe during these colder months! Did you know that fireplaces…