PIO Contact Information Change

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625 Ute Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810


PIO Contact Information Change

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek Sjolund – Shift PIO (Temporary Full-Time PIO)

Today’s Date: 04/28/2016

After almost 10 years in the fire service and 2 years as the Grand Junction Fire Department Public Information Officer, Shawn Montgomery is leaving for the private sector. This was not an easy decision for Shawn and his family to make and we wish him the very best in his new adventure.

Starting Friday 4/29/2016, Firefighter/Shift PIO Derek Sjolund will take over Shawn’s duties. This will be a temporary assignment for Derek as the department looks to fill Shawn’s vacancy. The current contact information for the GJFD PIO cellphone will change to: (970) 697-8587 . Derek’s email address is: dereks@gjcity.org. The GJFD PIO office phone number will remain the same: (970) 549-5858.

Please inform your reporters and newsrooms of this change as soon as possible. Derek will be officially introduced at tomorrow’s Media Council and MCCOA meeting.

The departments Twitter account @GJFDPIO will remain the primary source of information regarding emergency response and crisis communications. The department Facebook page will continue to be a great source for GJFD information as well.