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.

Contact Us

1089 JW Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

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


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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