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

Station 41- Equipment

20 School Street, Basalt, CO 81621

Ladder 41

Saulsbury/Spartan/LTI, 75 ft. Quint
2,000 gpm fire pump
500 gallon water tank
40 gallon (around the pump) Class A foam system
75 ft. LTI straight stick aerial device

Rescue 41

Saulsbury/Spartan Heavy Rescue
Extrication, Rope and Trench rescue gear
250 gpm fire pump
300 gallon water tank
40 gallon (around the pump) Class B foam system

Tender 41

2014 2WD Int’l Tender
2070 Gallon
1000 gpm pump
Supply & Attack Hose
Class A Foam System

Brush 41

Ford F-550 type 6x brush truck
150 gpm fire pump
300 gallon water tank
5 gallon injected Class A foam system

Medic 41

Ford/Lifeline Ambulance
Type 1 Advanced Life Support Ambulance
Four-wheel drive

Engine 41

E-One/International All-Wheel Drive pumper
1,250 gpm fire pump
720 gallon water tank
30 gallon injected Class A foam system
80 cfm Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)
120 gpm auxiliary fire pump (for pump and roll capability)

Roaring Fork Fire & EMS

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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