Two GJFD Personnel Test Positive for COVID-19

Grand Junction Fire Department has learned that two first responders have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.) The first responders quickly identified their symptoms and are self-quarantining and not on duty.  All GJFD personnel are continuing daily symptom monitoring and tracking prior to reporting for duty.  As with any case, all contact tracing and possible exposure [...]

GJFD Serving up Fire Safety in the Kitchen

This week Grand Junction Fire Department is observing National Fire Prevention Week and Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen! The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.    Nationally, almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. So far this year, GJFD has [...]

GJFD Addresses Concern About COVID-19 Compliance

In the late afternoon of Tuesday, September 29, an employee within the Fire Department raised concerns regarding the department’s compliance with the Governor’s executive order on masks as well as CDC guidelines related to COVID-19. The Grand Junction Fire Department will immediately launch an investigation into these concerns to address them as quickly as possible. [...]

September 11th Tribute

On Friday, September 11th, Central Orchard Mesa Fire Protection District, Clifton Fire Protection District, East Orchard Mesa Fire Department, Gateway-Unaweep Fire Protection District, Grand Junction Fire Department, Lands End Fire Protection District, Palisade Fire Department, and Plateau Valley Fire Protection District will be continuing a tradition of honoring the efforts of first responders on September [...]

GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on Hudsons Bay Drive

GJFD extinguishes a structure fire on Hudsons Bay Drive. At 5:59 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire on the 600 block of Hudsons Bay Drive. Initial reports indicated that heavy smoke and flames were coming from the garage at the address and one occupant was still inside [...]

GJFD Ambulance Crew Spotlight

In December of 2019, the Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) hired four Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to serve a needed role in the community. This  crew staffs an ambulance referred to as the “day car.”  While most first responders for the department work 24-hour shifts, this crew works between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, seven days per week. After [...]

GJFD 2020 Recruit Graduation

The Grand Junction Fire Department graduated 17 new firefighters today. These new recruits went through a 19-week academy to learn firefighting, technical rescue, emergency medicine, hazardous materials, fire prevention, and community risk reduction. Today their hard work paid off and the recruits became firefighters. This graduation was a first for our department as we practiced [...]