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Burn Permits

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

Emergency Preparedness Training for individuals with access and functional needs

Please see the attached flyer for information on special workshops with the Pitkin County Emergency Management team.

Emergency Preparedness Flyer

Homestead Drive Structure Fire Press Release

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Join us in honoring Captain Scott Arthur’s retirement next Wednesday, February 27th!


Santa in the Hood

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Free Community CPR Training

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CPR Training Opportunities

Check out the upcoming community CPR training opportunities on the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire website!

CPR Training


Wildfire Mitigation Season is here!

Don’t let another wildfire season get by you. With the cooler, wetter weather now is the perfect time to get outside and work on your wildfire mitigation projects.

Watch the video below to see residential wildfire mitigation in action.

The Gallagher Amendment and Ballot Question 7F

How the Gallagher Amendment and Ballot Question 7F will affect you…


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Roaring Fork Apartments Incident Press Release

Roaring Fork Apartment Incident Press Release

Press Release Holland Hills Fire

Press Release Holland Hills Fire

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Roaring Fork Fire & EMS

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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