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  • Be Fire Aware, Even When It’s Warm

    Posted May 8, 2018

    It’s easy to associate home fire protection with colder months, like December and January. Most picture the use of space heaters, fireplaces and strings of holiday lights when they think of home fire prevention.

    Just because we’re less likely to turn the heat on doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vigilant when… Read more

  • Distracted Drivers: A Danger to All

    Posted April 24, 2018

    We live in a fast paced world. There is no doubt about it. We value every second of our time because lets face it – there’s just not enough time in the day. We are becoming extremely good at multi tasking and unfortunately time in the car has become a… Read more

  • Ski Smart. Ski Often.

    Posted March 15, 2018

    Backcountry Safety & Avalanche Awareness

    The backcountry and avalanche danger is nothing to take lightly and with more people joining the sport every year it is important to be aware of the dangers that could occur. Having the proper knowledge and equipment could be the difference between life and death.… Read more

  • County Road 100 Structure Fire

    Posted March 7, 2018
    Carbondale, Colo. – At 12:47 p.m. on March 6, 2018, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to 2340 County Road 100, Carbondale, for a report of a structure fire. Read more
  • Burn Awareness Month

    Posted February 20, 2018

    Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the U.S.

    Four Types of Burns

    • First-Degree burns are identified by pain, redness, minor swelling and an absence of blistering.
    • Second-Degree burns produce a slight thickness of the skin and may include blistering; indicating… Read more

  • Ice and Snow? Take It Slow

    Posted January 19, 2018

    It’s easy to forget just how dangerous winter driving can be, even for the most experienced driver. Snow and ice demand careful attention and special preparation for your vehicle.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 800 Americans die a year in car wrecks because of… Read more

  • Be Merry and Bright, Not a Statistic

    Posted December 19, 2017

    In an effort to avoid sounding like Scrooge or the Grinch, we want to share some facts about home holiday fires in order to help you prevent them and keep from becoming a holiday fire statistic.

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires… Read more

  • Avalanches - Know the Risk and How to Be Prepared

    Posted November 29, 2017

    Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die in avalanches in the state of Colorado every year. Anyone who… Read more

  • Gratitude

    Posted November 22, 2017

    We are a team made up of 50 volunteers, 19 paid crew and 2 office staff. Together, we cover thousands of acres of privately and publicly owned land including homes, schools, hospitals, historic sites, stores, non-profits, churches, bike paths, river access, highways, county roads and beyond. We have staff and… Read more

  • Winter Weather Can Increase Risks at Home

    Posted November 13, 2017

    Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous in many ways, to your health, to your safety, and beyond. By simply planning ahead using the list and tips below, you can prevent and be prepared for winter has in store.

    Carbon Monoxide
    Regular maintenance and inspection of gas burning… Read more