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

Station 43- Equipment

24265 Frying Pan Road, Meredith, CO 81642

Engine 43

Luverne/Freightliner all-wheel drive Pumper
1,000 gpm fire pump
1,000 gallon water tank
30 gallon (around the pump) Class A foam system

Brush 43

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

Ranger 43

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

Medic 43

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


  1. Ron Ron
    September 3, 2012    

    Great information on station equipment. BUT WHERE ARE THESE STATIONS LOCATED?

    • Erin Erin
      September 6, 2012    

      The station addresses are listed above each station photo.

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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