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

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The Gallagher Amendment and Ballot Question 7F

How the Gallagher Amendment and Ballot Question 7F will affect you…


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Roaring Fork Apartments Incident Press Release

Roaring Fork Apartment Incident Press Release

Press Release Holland Hills Fire

Press Release Holland Hills Fire

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News Release, Tree Farm Drive Structure Fire

Please read the news release below for information regarding the structure fire on July 15th at 350 Tree Farm Drive.

News Release Tree Farm Drive

Community CPR Training in Snomwass

CPR Training

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in Effect!

Stage 2

Wildfire Season is Here

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Wildfire season is here…

Watch this important message from our Chief, Scott Thompson

PSA – Wildfire Tips with Scott Thompson – Ready Set Go!


Announcing the Unification of the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District and the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District

Together, we serve. United, we thrive.


Passion |  Dedication |  Respect |  Community

Two fire departments serving two unique communities. Joined by our shared passion to serve, a dedication to excellence, respect for diversity, and a commitment to our communities. One Fire Authority. Honoring the rich history of our past. Building on a vision for a brighter future. 


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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