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

Employment Opportunities

The Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District and Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District are currently seeking part-time Firefighter/EMTs, paramedic certification preferred.  These two fire districts that are merging into one fire authority to serve two unique communities bound by a shared passion to serve, a dedication of excellence, respect for diversity, and a commitment to our communities.    Successful applicants can expect to work in both Districts until consolidation into a fire authority on January 1, 2019.  For more information please visit our the “Join Us” tab for detailed information and to apply.

 

Currently seeking part-time Firefighter/EMTs, paramedic certification preferred.

  • Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic:
  • Under supervision, the position is responsible for EMS & Fire Service delivery to the town of Snowmass Village, the town of Basalt, and surrounding areas; this includes:  fire suppression, hazardous material response, rescue operation and basic & advanced life support emergency medical services.  A well-qualified applicant would be an experienced Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician with the appropriate certifications as listed.
  • Single Role Paramedic
  • Under supervision, the position is responsible for emergency medical services delivery to the town of Snowmass Village, the town of Basalt, and surrounding areas; this includes: basic & advanced life support EMS.  A well-qualified applicant would be a Paramedic with the appropriate certifications as listed.

Please email a completed job application with an updated resume to the following email address:  rthomas@swfpd.com, or mail/hand deliver to: 16 Kearns Rd, Ste 211, PO Box 6436, Snowmass village, CO 81615.

Basalt and Snowmass Application

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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