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

    Posted October 18, 2017

    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,… learn more »

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

    Posted October 9, 2017

    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 Ronlearn more »

  • Open House at Carbondale Fire!

    Posted October 6, 2017

    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… learn more »

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    So Much More than a Firefighter

    Posted October 3, 2017

    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… learn more »

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    Coffee With the Chiefs

    Posted September 13, 2017

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

    Posted May 15, 2017

    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… learn more »

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    Structure Fire at 858 Garfield Ave.

    Posted May 11, 2017
    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. learn more »
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    Be Sure to Check Your Alarms at Daylight Saving Time!

    Posted March 7, 2017

    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.learn more »

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    Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives!

    Posted February 16, 2017

    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… learn more »

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    Avalanche Safety

    Posted January 12, 2017
    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…

    learn more »
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    Do Your New Year's Resolutions Include Fire Safety?

    Posted January 3, 2017
    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. learn more »
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    Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

    Posted December 15, 2016

    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… learn more »

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    Winter Safety Tips

    Posted November 15, 2016
    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:

     …

    learn more »
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    Press Release - Three Structure Fires and a Brush Fire

    Posted November 11, 2016
    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. learn more »
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    Community Open House

    Posted September 30, 2016

    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… learn more »

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    Sewell Mesa Fire

    Posted July 29, 2016
    Press Releases from the Sewell Mesa Fire on July 29, 2016 - Updated July 30 at 5pm learn more »
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    Bike Helmet Giveaway at Mountain Fair

    Posted July 26, 2016
    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. learn more »
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    Sparklers Get Hot!

    Posted June 29, 2016
    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 learn more »
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    Never Leave Children, Disabled Adults or Pets in a Parked Vehicle

    Posted June 21, 2016
    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. learn more »
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    Red Flag Warning - June 15 & June 16

    Posted June 14, 2016
    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. learn more »
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    Are You Flood Smart?

    Posted June 7, 2016
    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! learn more »
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    Do you know EDITH?

    Posted February 24, 2016

    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. learn more »

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    Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Posted February 23, 2016
    High levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can be fatal, causing death within minutes! Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas. There is no way to detect it without an alarm. Alarms should be placed within ten feet of all sleeping areas in all homes Symptoms of CO poisoning mimic flu-like symptoms. If you are feeling symptoms, immediately move to an open window or go outdoors and call 911. learn more »
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    Smoke Alarms

    Posted February 20, 2016
    More about the importance of fire alarms and best places to install them in your home. learn more »
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    Electrical Safety

    Posted February 19, 2016
    -Do not overload electrical sockets
    -Do not run cords under rugs or furniture. *cords can become worn, overheat, and cause a fire.*
    -Use power strips equipped with overload protection.
    -Make sure to use only approved cords and power strips (approved by UL, Underwriter’s Laboratories) learn more »
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    Candles

    Posted February 16, 2016

    Candles are nice to look at, but they can easily start a home fire learn more »

  • Marble Charter School First Aid & CPR

    Posted February 16, 2016

    Carbondale Volunteer Fire Fighters and EMTs visited the Marble Charter School on January 29th to teach basic first aid skills and CPR to the students. About 22 students were in attendance and learned various first aid skills including bleeding control, bandaging, splinting and basic, hands only CPR.

    Thanks to… learn more »

  • Smoking Related Fires

    Posted February 12, 2016
    Did you know..... Cigarettes can smolder for hours? learn more »
  • Cooking Fires

    Posted February 10, 2016

    Cooking fires are the leading cause of all residential structure fireslearn more »

  • Home Fire Safety & Prevention

    Posted February 9, 2016

    It may not be fire prevention week, but we want to help keep you safe and work to prevent fires all the time.

    Did you know…..
    -10,688 Reported fires in Colorado in 2011
    -21 Reported Civilian Deaths
    -188 Reported Civilian Injurieslearn more »

  • Shoveling and Snow Blowers

    Posted February 1, 2016

    While snow shoveling can be good exercise, it can also be dangerous for those who take on more than they can handle.
    – Dress warmly, paying special attention to feet, hands, nose and ears.
    – Avoid shoveling snow if you are out of shape. If you have a history of heart trouble, do… learn more »

  • 2015 Volunteer Awards

    Posted January 29, 2016
    Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteer Award Recipients! learn more »
  • Winter Is Here!

    Posted December 15, 2015
    It may not be the official meteorological start of winter, but have you looked outside? (...click for infographic) learn more »
  • It's Cold & Flu Season

    Posted November 28, 2015
    Whether or not you chose to get a flu shot, there is a simple way to help prevent infectious diseases such as colds and the flu. learn more »
  • Deep Frying a Turkey

    Posted November 24, 2015
    Are you deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Yum .... But, before you set up your turkey fryer, remember these safety tips.... Be Safe with your turkey fryer so you can enjoy your creation! learn more »
  • Make a Plan Before A Winter Storm

    Posted November 19, 2015
    Ready.Gov has great tips on making a plan to connect by text, e-mail, social media or cell before a winter storm. learn more »
  • Think You See Us A Lot?

    Posted November 18, 2015
    Do you think you see us responding to emergency calls a lot? If you do, you're right! 2015 is on track to be the second busiest response year we have ever had. learn more »
  • Thank You Veterans

    Posted November 11, 2015
    Thank you to all of our veterans learn more »
  • A True Carbondale Treasure

    Posted November 9, 2015
    This article was originally published in the Sopris Sun on October 15, 2015. Rob Goodwin first saved the life of another kid when he was a young boy, and he was hooked. It was a hot summer day in Carbondale and he was watching some neighborhood boys play in a fast-moving ditch. One of them wasn’t a very strong swimmer and he got sucked into the current. Realizing that this situation required immediate and decisive action, Rob jumped in and pulled the boy to safety. Little did he know at such a young age, but his career path was chosen in that ditch. learn more »
  • Unofficial Election Results - Ballot Issue 4B

    Posted November 4, 2015
    The unofficial results for Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District ballot question 4B are below. The results are a total of the votes reported by Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison county clerk and recorders. learn more »
  • Saturday at Senior Housing

    Posted November 2, 2015
    We were able to spend some time Saturday with our friends at Senior Housing. We had a great time! learn more »
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clock!

    Posted October 30, 2015
    Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke detectors to provide an early warning. Install smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, basements and each additional level of your home. learn more »
  • Mantenerse a salvo en Halloween

    Posted October 30, 2015
    A todo el mundo le encanta un buen susto en Halloween, pero no cuando se trata de la seguridad de sus hijos. Hay varios comportamientos sencillos y eficaces que los padres pueden compartir con los hijos para ayudar a reducir el riesgo de lesiones. learn more »
  • Stay Safe on Halloween!

    Posted October 30, 2015
    Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. learn more »
  • SCARE SAFE

    Posted October 30, 2015
    Halloween can be known as a scary time of year, but it’s also a time for fun costumes and delicious treats! Scaring should always be good-natured and not pose any real threats. The best Halloween is a safe Halloween. Here are some safety tips to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. learn more »
  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Posted October 28, 2015
    Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. This Halloween, take a moment to consider basic safety precautions to help make your children’s Halloween a safer night of fun. learn more »
  • Consejos de Seguridad de Halloween en Español

    Posted October 28, 2015
    Halloween es una de las épocas más emocionantes del año para los niños, pero a veces la más agitada para los padres y tutores. Este Halloween, tómese un momento para considerar las precauciones de seguridad básicas que harán que esa noche de diversión sea más segura para sus hijos. learn more »
  • We had fun visiting

    Posted October 28, 2015

    the preschoolers at Faith Lutheran preschool today!

    learn more »

  • Calls for Service for the Week of October 18 - October 24

    Posted October 27, 2015
    Calls for Service for the Week of October 18 - October 24 learn more »
  • Hear the Beep Where You Sleep!

    Posted October 27, 2015
    Daylight savings time ends this weekend. This is the perfect time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. learn more »
  • Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

    Posted October 26, 2015
    One simple step can help save your life and the lives of others. Changing smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when the time changes, testing those alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. learn more »
  • Carbondale Fire Receives Grant from Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District

    Posted October 21, 2015
    Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District chose Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District as a recipient for their 2015 Fall Grant Cycle. learn more »
  • Smoke Alarm Safety Tip Sheet

    Posted October 8, 2015
    Here is a Smoke Alarm safety tip sheet from NFPA to help keep your family safe! learn more »
  • Carbondale Fire Helps Place an AED at Ross Montessori School

    Posted September 30, 2015
    We were so glad to be able to help Ross Montessori School get an AED for their facility! learn more »
  • Carbondale Fire Responds to Small Airplane Crash Near Cattle Creek

    Posted September 27, 2015
    Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to a field near County Road 154 for a report of an aircraft emergency. Upon arrival, the firefighters found a single engine Cessna plane that had crashed in the field near the old Sopris Restaurant. The plane was upside down in the field. One person was still in the aircraft and needed to be extricated. (Read more)... learn more »
  • Got Drugs? - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Posted September 22, 2015
    Got Drugs? - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, September 26 10 am - 2 pm at the Carbondale Police Department learn more »
  • Fire at the Third Street Center

    Posted September 16, 2015
    At 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Carbondale Police Department responded to the Third Street Center at 520 S. Third St., for a report of a structure fire. Read more... learn more »
  • Farmer's Market & Free Blood Pressure Checks Tomorrow!

    Posted September 15, 2015
    We are getting to the end of the Farmer's Market season, so you better get down there tomorrow to see us! learn more »
  • Emergency Family Communication Plan

    Posted September 14, 2015
    Emergencies can happen at any time. Does your family know how to get in touch with each other if you are not all together? Before an emergency happens, have a family discussion to determine who would be your out-of-state point of contact, and where you would meet away from your home — both in the neighborhood and within your town. learn more »
  • Emergency 911 calls 8/31 - 9/5/15

    Posted September 9, 2015
    Carbondale Fire's Emergency 911 calls 8/31 - 9/5/15 learn more »
  • Valley Firefighters Help in Northwest

    Posted September 6, 2015
    Check out the article in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent about some of our firefighters and their time fighting fires in Oregon. http://www.postindependent.com/news/18050336-113/valley-firefighters-help-in-northwest learn more »
  • Pitkin County Airport Drill

    Posted September 2, 2015
    Photos from the Pitkin County airport emergency training drill we participated in on September 1, 2015. Thanks to volunteer firefighter/EMT Ashley Buss for the photos! learn more »
  • Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15

    Posted September 1, 2015
    Carbondale Fire Emergency 911 calls for 8/23-8/29/15 learn more »
  • Community Wildfire Protection Meeting

    Posted August 25, 2015
    Wildfire season isn’t over! Meet with wildfire professionals from Carbondale Fire and learn about current wildfire conditions and what you can do to protect your home learn more »
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks!

    Posted August 25, 2015
    Don't forget to stop by and see us at the Farmer's Market on Wednesday for free blood pressure checks and kid's safety material. learn more »
  • It's Back to School Time

    Posted August 19, 2015
    It is almost back to school time. Here are the bus routes for the Roaring Fork School District Please remember to watch out for all those kiddos walking & biking to school too. learn more »
  • Are You Prepared For An Evacuation?

    Posted August 14, 2015
    Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin talks about putting together a go-kit and evacuating during a wildfire. learn more »
  • Carbondale Fire Crew To Help with Oregon Wildfire

    Posted August 13, 2015
    Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District has sent a brush truck and crew to assist at the Bendire Complex Fire near Vale, Oregon. On August 11, 2015, the United States Forest Services Dispatch requested assistance from Colorado crews, including one from Carbondale Fire, to respond to fires on in the Northwest of the United States. There are numerous wildfires burning in the Northern California/Oregon area. Due to the current low wildfire danger, the District was able to send a crew and brush truck to help. learn more »
  • August 12 Farmer's Market

    Posted August 11, 2015
    Come see us at the Carbondale Farmer's Market tomorrow - August 12! We will be offering free Blood Pressure Check and Kids Fire Safety handouts. learn more »
  • Where’s Your Hydrant?

    Posted July 20, 2015
    After a wet spring, weeds have grown tall and could make it hard for firefighters to find fire hydrants during an emergency. Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District is asking residents to look for their nearest fire hydrant and remove any weeds around it so firefighters can easily gain access if needed. Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District suggests clearing at least three feet around the hydrant for easy access for firefighters. The simple act of cutting back weeds around a hydrant could make a difference. learn more »
  • Thanks to the Rams for Helping Out at the Firehouse!

    Posted April 24, 2015
    Thanks to the 12 Roaring Fork High School ‪Rams‬ who spent the day with us at the fire house! According to the Post Independent: "Roaring Fork High School’s entire student body took a break from school Thursday to serve their community as part of the annual Rams Day. Groups of students helped out at other area schools, did some spring cleaning and performed random acts of kindness around town. In the afternoon, they were rewarded with games and competitions back at the high school. learn more »