The Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District provides emergency and non-emergency services throughout Basalt, Colorado and the surrounding areas. This includes 24-hour emergency response to a wide variety of critical situations, including structural, wildland, and urban interface fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, accidents, auto extrication, swiftwater, ice, low-angle rope, trench, confined space rescue, and miscellaneous public assistance requests. In addition, the fire department has the capability to respond to all emergency medical needs, including advanced life support.
The department also operates active fire prevention and emergency preparedness programs which provides for fire inspections, hazardous process permitting, burn permits, fire code enforcement, community education, and business emergency planning in accordance with Colorado laws. Each year the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District spends over 4,000 hours completing hands-on training activities, which build important practical skills and provide each firefighter with the abilities needed to quickly and correctly respond to all types of emergency situations.