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 42- Equipment

1089 JW Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623

Engine 42

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)

Tender 42

Saulsbury/Spartan Pumper/Tender
1,500 gpm fire pump
2,200 gallon water tank

Brush 42

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

Engine 40

2013 Int’l 4WD Type III Engine
500 Gallon Water Tank
500 gpm pump
Class A Foam System

Ranger 42

Polaris 6-wheel drive UTV
Set up for off-road patient transport or brush fire support

Medic 42

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

Medic 40

Chevrolet/McCoy Miller Ambulance
Type 1 Advanced Life Support ambulance
4-wheel drive

Rescue 42

GMC Suburban
Swiftwater Rescue Response Vehicle
4-wheel drive

HazMat 42

Hazardous Materials response cargo trailer

Mobile Command Trailer 42

Extended Incident Command Post Capabilities


  1. April 25, 2012    

    We have a couple of splints of yours you can come pick up.


    • Erin Erin
      April 30, 2012    

      Thanks Paul. Will tell the medics.

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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