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

Sound the Alarm!

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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 12th is the afternoon – evening to “Sound the Alarm: Save a Life” effort.

NOTE: More information to follow on exact time, meet-up location, etc.  Please mark your calendar now though for this event.

This year American Red Cross volunteers and Roaring Fork Fire Rescue volunteers and staff will install free smoke alarms in three high risk neighborhoods in our District: Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park, Homestead Mobile Home Park, and El Jebel Mobile Home Park.  We will also replace batteries in existing alarms, if feasible, and educate families about fire prevention and safety.  “Teams” are needed!

Sound the Alarm installation and fire safety events will take place in more than 100 communities across the country this year, providing a lifesaving service in the quest to reduce death and injury from home fires.  One day of your life can change someone else’s forever. Every day, 7 people die in home fires and tragically, most victims die in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. The Red Cross & RFFR want to do everything we can to prevent these needless tragedies.  In just four years, these efforts have saved hundreds of lives and made hundreds of thousands of households safer.


Sarah Pickard, Fire Inspector:  Roaring Fork Fire Rescue

970-340-7039 (office) or 618-0779 (cell/text)

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Wildfire Information

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

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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