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Burn Permits

Pitkin & Eagle County permits for Open Burning

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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

Notice of Board Meeting Date Changes

Notice of Meeting Changes for Oct-Dec

Notice of Financial Information

Notice of Financial Information

Basalt Fire Board President Named Sprinkler Advocate of the Year

Basalt Fire Board President Named Sprinkler Advocate of the Year

Basalt Fire is proud of our Board of Director President Ed VanWalraven for his commitment to fire sprinkler safety and his devotion to fire prevention outreach within our community! Please read about Ed’s amazing lifelong achievements in the fire service.

Ed VanWalraven Story

Press Release- Frying Pan River Incident

Please see the press release below for more information regarding the Frying Pan River Incident on June 21st, 2015.

Press Release Frying Pan River Incident

Administrative Assistant Fire Marshal

The Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District is currently looking for a Part-Time Temporary Administrative Assistant to work in the Fire Prevention Division  Please review attached job description for specific details of the job.  For consideration please complete a Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District Application and submit a current resume with the application to Renee Thomas, We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Administrative Assistant Fire Marshal Position Description

Employment Application


Become a Volunteer!

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers! Please check out the “volunteer” link above and learn more about the benefits and rewards of joining Basalt Fire.

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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