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Posted on: July 9, 2021

GJFD Graduates 13 New Firefighters

2021 Recruit Academy

The Grand Junction Fire Department graduated 13 new firefighters today. As an all-hazards department, and the largest fire and EMS service between Salt Lake City and Denver, the skills they learned reflect the wide variety of emergencies they will respond to in their careers. These new recruits completed a 17-week fire academy and a three-week EMS orientation academy to learn firefighting, technical rescue, emergency medicine protocols, hazardous materials, fire prevention, and community risk reduction. Today their hard work paid off and the recruits became firefighters. The graduation was live-streamed on our Facebook page and can be viewed there.

These 13 new recruits will begin their career inside the firehouse starting next week. While their training provides a foundation for all-hazards service, the new firefighters will spend the next year to year-and-a-half of their career working with their assigned crews to build expertise and excellence as they perfect and apply the skills they have learned throughout the academy. 

For more information on today’s graduation contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5800 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org

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