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Pitkin & Eagle County permits for Open Burning

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Information, application, benefits and frequently asked questions

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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.

Congratulations 2014 Volunteers!

Congratulations to the hard-working and dedicated volunteers of Basalt Fire that won 2014 awards! Cleve Williams- Most Calls Jeremy Johnson- Most Hours Kara Hall- Most Training Hours Kara Hall- EMS Rookie of the Year Jimmy Dirkes- Firefighter Rookie of the Year David Herrera- EMS Provider of the Year Kyle Pimentel- Firefighter of the Year Gary Lutzeier- […]

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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.

Notice of Upcoming Board Meeting Changes

November Meeting: Please be advised that the November 27th, 2014 meeting has been cancelled.

December Meeting: Please be advised that the December meeting has been changed to Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 5:00 at 1089 JW Drive, Carbondale CO 81623

The December 25th, 2014 regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled.

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

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1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623