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Posted on: May 17, 2022

GJFD Opens New Fire Station 3

GJFD Station 3 Opening

The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 3, located at 582 25 1/2 Road, is now complete. GJFD is in the process of moving in furniture and equipment for an official opening May 31st.  The Department will host a hose uncoupling c...

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

GJFD Responds to Home Fire in Orchard Mesa

911 on cell phone screen

At 4:51 PM Friday evening Grand Junction Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a home on fire on the 2700 block of Unaweep Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found a detached garage engulfed in flames that had spread to a nearby power pol...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

GJFD Captain Recognized by Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Captain John Bennett

The Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation is recognizing Grand Junction Fire Captain John Bennett at the Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony in Lakewood on May 7th. Captain Bennett passed away June 19, 1973, after suffering a heart attack on du...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

GJFD responds to Fire on Galoway Ct.

GJFD firefighters put out a house fire

At 6:28 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a home on fire on the 2900 block of Galoway Court. The homeowner called 9-1-1 to report a fire in the garage. By the time crews arrived the fire had spread to the second l...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

GJFD Awarded International Accredited Status

CPSE Accreditation

Grand Junction Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation prog...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 8

Construction equipment at Station 8

 The Grand Junction Fire Department has begun construction of the new Fire Station 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 31st. Located at 441 31 Road, the new will serve areas currently covered by Station 2 and Station 4 in an effort t...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

GJFD Busy With Weekend Fires

GJFD Fire, burned dumpster and side of a building

Grand Junction Fire Department Responded to five fires over the weekend: one in a home, one in a camper, and three at commercial properties. 

On Saturday at 12:50 PM, a homeowner called to report a bedroom on fire on the 300 block of Fairview Aven...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Learn Hands-Only CPR with GJFD

Hands-Only CPR

In Recognition of Heart Month, Grand Junction Fire Department has released a new digital class to share the importance of Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is an effective and science-based approach to saving a life. In Mesa County 70-80% of cardiac arrests ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire in Vacant Building

GJFD fighting a fire at a commercial building

At 2:44 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building fire on the 600 block of South 9th Street. The 9-1-1 caller spotted the fire from a nearby building and indicated they could see flames and hear small exp...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

GJFD & GJPD Respond to Home Fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

At 3:56 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 600 block of Highway 50 with one person unable to evacuate. Grand Junction Police officers in the area were able to quickly get to the scene and rescue the s...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Sign up for Emergency Alerts to be #ReadyGJ

hand holding phone to register for emergency alerts

The new year is an opportunity to learn, grow, and make plans for the future. In the spirit of continuous improvement, one of our core values, the City of Grand Junction’s Public Safety Agencies have set a goal of registering 10,000 additional c...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Burst Water Line- GJFD Helps Evacuate Patients

911 on cell phone screen

Yesterday evening, at 4:31 PM, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility. Upon arriving at the scene crews and staff discovered that a large water line had burst and was fl...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Ambulance Service Community Forum

370 x 275

Next Tuesday, November 2nd, from 6:00-7:00 PM Grand Junction Fire Department will hold an Ambulance Service Community Forum at The Rock Church (2170 Broadway, directly across from Station 5). GJFD Chiefs will discuss the current and future plan for ambula...

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Posted on: October 16, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to Southern California

Brush 6

Early Friday evening a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the March Airforce Base in southern California for severe fire conditions. Today the crew was assigned to the southeast division of the San Bernardino National Fo...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

GJFD Station 6 Open House

Open House Station 6

To kick off Fire Prevention Week 2021, join the Grand Junction Fire Department for an Open House at Station 6, 729 27 Road, on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 AM to Noon. Our doors will be open to visitors of all ages. Meet your first responders, tour th...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fatal Apartment Fire on HWY 50

911 cell phone

At 9:37 PM Sunday evening the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building on the 500 block of Highway 50. Calls to 9-1-1 from the address indicated that multiple units in the building were on fire. Engine 4 was the first on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

GJFD Awarded FEMA SAFER Grant

Pair of Firefighter Boots

Grand Junction Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) through FEMA. The grant will provide $5.9 million over three years to cover the salary and benefits for 21 firefighters that will be hired in...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

GJFD Responds to Commercial Structure Fire

GJFD Ladder Truck

At 5:38 PM Monday evening Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at CORRecycle on the 700 block of Arrowest Road. Callers reported thick black smoke and flames coming from the address. Occupants were able to safely ev...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 3

Station 3 west view

The Grand Junction Fire Department will begin construction of the new Fire Station 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot south of the current Fire Station 3, located at 582 25 ½ Road. The new Fire ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

GJFD Responds to Home Fire on Acoma Dr.

GJFD Captain Jamie Kavanaugh

At 7:39 PM Wednesday evening the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential fire on the 300 block of Acoma Drive. The reporting party indicated that the fire was burning in the adjoining unit of a duplex and that they could hear what sounde...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to South Dakota

overhead shot of GJFD Brush 6

Early Sunday morning a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the Bennett Canyon Fire in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. There are multiple fire starts reported and the crew is expected to supplement resources...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Responds to Late Night Wildland Fire

GJFD firefighter at night

At 11:38 PM Sunday night the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 100 block of Power Rd for a possible wildland fire burning close to the Colorado River. Callers from the Grand Avenue Bridge reported seeing smoke and flames in the area. Crews f...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

GJFD Using New Tools to Save Lives

video laryngoscope

Hold your breath for as long as you can. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Good job! That is exactly how long a GJFD first responder has to place a breathing tube in the windpipe of a patient having a serious medical emergency. That’s how long fir...

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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...

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Posted on: July 3, 2021

Wildland Deployment for Severe Conditions in California

Wildland Deployment 7.3.21

At 8:00 AM this morning, Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed four firefighters and wildland engine Brush 6 to California for severe fire conditions, where significant fires are expected to develop. The crew will drive to San Bernardino, ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

GJFD Purchases New Equipment with FEMA Grant

Self-contained Breathing Apparatus

 

The Grand Junction Fire Department has put into service new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) that were purchased under the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This grant has been providing critical funding to fire depa...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

GJFD Wildland Firefighters Deploy for the First Time This Year

Brush 6 Deployment

After making wildland fire resources available for deployment yesterday, around 5:00 PM today Grand Junction Fire Department sent a team of wildland firefighters and firefighting engine Brush 6 to the Wild Cow Fire located just south of Baxter Pass in Gar...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fire on 25 Road

911 on cell phone screen

At 11:13 PM last night Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a fire inside a commercial building on the 500 block of 25 Road. The caller, from a security company checking on the building, reported seeing smoke and flames and that the exte...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

GJFD Responds to Wildfire and River Rescue Back to Back

Wildland/River

At 5:27 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a grass fire on the 2200 block of Shiprock Road, possibly caused by a truck backfiring. When crews arrived on the scene they found two homes threatened by the fire. Two crews were able to s...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

GJFD Responds to Commercial Structure Fire

Two Fire Apparatus response to a structure fire

At 11:45 Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof of a commercial building on the 400 block of Park Drive with people evacuating the building. Upon seeing the fire, a nearby Western Construction crew lef...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire

Truck 1 at Elm Trailer Park

At 11:40 AM the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a trailer fire at Elm Trailer Park, 661 Highway 50. The caller reported smoke coming from a trailer in the middle of the complex. Neighbors helped put the fire out before crews arrived. GJFD...

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