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

Basalt Fire is seeking a Director of Technology

General Purpose Statement

The Information Technology Director plans, directs, evaluates and coordinates District technology systems, including hardware, software, local and wide area networks, telecommunications, telephone systems, audio visual systems, and security systems. Provides management, leadership and direction for systems administration, customer support, and project management.

Candidates must have the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field
  2. Six (6) years or more of related progressively responsible work experience
  3. A valid State of Colorado driver’s license (or ability to obtain in 30 days)
  4. Experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems
  5. Experience with TCP/IP networks

Preferred Certifications (any)

  1. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  2. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  3. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  4. Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
  5. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

Starting Salary:                         $90,000 to 100,000.00 BOQ    

Contact Information:                Renee Thomas, HR Director, 970-920-5947, rthomas@swfpd.com

Submittal Requirements:           Basalt/Snowmass Application  Basalt and Snowmass Application

                                                                   Updated Resume

                                                                  Copies of Certifications/Degrees

 All of the submittal requirements can be submitted via mail or emailed to rthomas@swfpd.com

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received at the District Office located at 16 Kearns Rd, ste 211 – PO Box 6436, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 no later than , Monday, April 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

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

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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