The Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District encompasses an area of 492 square miles, and is one of the largest fire districts in Colorado. The District spans Highway 82 from mile marker 18 to 30 and follows the Frying Pan Road east to the Continental Divide.
The department maintains four fire stations: Basalt, El Jebel, Meredith, Old Snowmass. Each station is equipped with a four-wheel drive ambulance and various fire response trucks.
For a map of the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, and the location of the four fire stations, please click here.
The Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District is made up of nearly 80 members including the Board of Directors, the District’s Attorney and Physician Advisor, Fire Chief, Deputy Chiefs, Fire Officers, EMS Director, EMS Shift Captains, Fire Marshal, Fleet Mechanic, Firefighters, EMS Personnel, Fire Inspector, Office Manager, Administrative Assistants, and numerous Firefighter and EMT Volunteers.
Click here for an organizational chart of the Basalt Fire Department.
- District Board: 5 Members
- Total Volunteers: 44
- Total full-time staff: 20
- Medical qualifications: 15 Advanced Life Support Personnel
- Fire Qualifications: 40 Certified Structural Firefighters, 38 Certified Wildland Firefighters
- Total training hours in 2010: Approx. 9,850 hours
1089 JW Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 704-0675
Fax: (970) 704-0625