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
970-704-0675
info@basaltfire.org

Board of Directors

Board Members (through May 2016):

Ed Van Walraven, Board President

Leroy Duroux, Board Vice President

John Young, Board Treasurer

Mark Kittle, Board Member

Vonda Williams, Board Member

If you would like to contact the board, please send an email to: districtboard@basaltfire.org and the Board secretary will present emails to the Board at the next meeting. Please note- the Board meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, at Station 42 in El Jebel, at 5:00 PM. If you have an issue or concern that you would like to bring before the Board, please contact our District Office (at least one week before the next meeting) at: (970) 704-0675, in order to be put on the agenda.

To view minutes from the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors, click here.

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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