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 [...]

GJFD Wraps Up Fire Academy Funded by First Responder Tax

In March, Grand Junction Fire Department began training the first group of Firefighters funded by the First Responder Tax passed in April 2019. Seventeen new recruits are finishing up a 19-week academy where they learned skills in firefighting, technical rescue, EMS, hazardous materials, fire prevention, and community risk reduction. Ultimately, they will fill spots needed to staff the [...]

GJFD Responds to Two Roadside Fires and Car in Canal

At 7:40 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the area of 24 Road and Highway 6 & 50 for reports of a roadside fire threatening a commercial structure, along with multiple reports of other fires in the area. When crews arrived on scene, they found two fires in the area that they were able [...]

GJFD Responds to Fire in Orchard Mesa

At 2:16 PM The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the 2700 block of Uranium Dr.  Initial dispatch reported a single story residence with smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival units found a single family home with smoke coming from the attic with neighbors reporting that nobody [...]