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Pitkin & Eagle County permits for Open Burning

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Open Burning in the Basalt Fire District

Open Burning is allowed October 1st through May 31st. Download a permit here, or stop by the District Headquarters in El Jebel, Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District is to provide emergency and non-emergency services for the protection of life and property in Pitkin and Eagle County, Colorado. The department provides 24-hour emergency response to a wide variety of critical situations, including fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, accidents and miscellaneous public assistance requests. In addition, the department operates active fire prevention and emergency preparedness programs which provides for fire inspections, hazardous process permitting, fire code enforcement, community education and business emergency planning in accordance with Colorado laws.

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1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

Basalt Fire Full-Time and Part-Time Paramedic Job Openings

The Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District is currently looking for one Full-Time and Part-Time Firefighter Paramedics.  Please review attached job description for specific details of the job.  For consideration please complete a Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District Application, relevant certifications, a letter of interest, and updated resume to the district no later than 5 pm on June 20, 2016. The application packet can be submitted via:

 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Firefighter-Paramedic Job Description

Firefighter Paramedic Job Posting

Employment Application


Move Over Colorado!

Check out CDOT’s campaign aimed at protecting those who protect us!

Move Over Colorado Campaign

Public Notice of Election Cancellation

Public Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, Eagle & Pitkin County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were no more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 3, 2016, is hereby cancelled pursuant to Section 1-13.5-513 C.R.S.

The following candidates are declared elected:

Mark Kittle          4-year term

Leroy Duroux     4-year term

Jennifer Lemke

Designated Election Official for Basalt &                                                                                     Rural Fire Protection District

Santa in the Hood!



The Basalt Fire Department will be giving Santa a ride through your neighborhood on our ladder truck.

The Truck will be leaving the Basalt Fire Station at 5:30 pm. When you hear the Christmas music, come out and give Santa a wave!!

Lift Up logoBasalt Fire Volunteers will also be collecting cans for Lift Up. Feel free to bring a few cans out to the truck!

Friday Dec. 18th in Basalt in this order:

  1. Elk Run – (Elk Run Dr, Hearthstone, Lauren Ln, Elk Cir, Park Cir, Mountain Crt, Riverside Dr)
  2. Old Town Basalt (Midland Ave, Homestead Dr)
  3. Southside (Meadowview Dr, Allison Ln, Alexander Ln)

Saturday Dec. 19th in El Jebel in this order:

  1. Blue Lake (Coyote Circle, Rabbit Rd, Badger Rd, Buckskin,
  2. Goose Lane, Black Bear Trl, Deer Run)
  3. El Jebel (Clark Dr, Floyd Rd, James Circle)
  4. Sopris Village
  5. Willits
  6. Summit Drive and Summit Loop


Any questions?

Give us a call at 704-0675


Notice of Board Meeting Date Changes

Notice of Meeting Changes for Oct-Dec

Notice of Financial Information

Notice of Financial Information

Basalt Fire Board President Named Sprinkler Advocate of the Year

Basalt Fire Board President Named Sprinkler Advocate of the Year

Basalt Fire is proud of our Board of Director President Ed VanWalraven for his commitment to fire sprinkler safety and his devotion to fire prevention outreach within our community! Please read about Ed’s amazing lifelong achievements in the fire service.

Ed VanWalraven Story

Press Release- Frying Pan River Incident

Please see the press release below for more information regarding the Frying Pan River Incident on June 21st, 2015.

Press Release Frying Pan River Incident

Administrative Assistant Fire Marshal

The Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District is currently looking for a Part-Time Temporary Administrative Assistant to work in the Fire Prevention Division  Please review attached job description for specific details of the job.  For consideration please complete a Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District Application and submit a current resume with the application to Renee Thomas, We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Administrative Assistant Fire Marshal Position Description

Employment Application


Become a Volunteer!

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers! Please check out the “volunteer” link above and learn more about the benefits and rewards of joining Basalt Fire.

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Wildfire Information

Check out the links below for valuable resources and information regarding wildfire preparedness and education.

Pitkin County Wildfire

Fire Chief's Video

Fire Ban Questions

The fire district is located in both Eagle and Pitkin Counties. The responsibility of initiating or rescinding fire bans falls to the sheriffs of both of these counties. Please direct any questions you may have to the Sheriff’s office in your county. To obtain a burn permit please go here.

Eagle County Sheriff's Office
(970) 328-8500

Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
(970) 920-5300