Colorado National Monument Rescue


625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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

Press Release

Rescue: Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Co.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek Sjolund, PIO (Black Crew)

Today’s Date: 05/4/2016

Location: Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction CO 81501.

Call Time: 10:09  hrs

On Scene: 10:36  hrs

Units from the Grand Junction Fire Department were dispatched to the Colorado National Monument, Devils Kitchen Area for a rescue around 10:09 hrs on 05/4/2016. The first arriving unit had an approximately 3 mile hike into the patient.  GJFD Units included; Battalion-1, Rescue-1, Ambulance-3, Engine-5, & PIO-1.  Other units that responded to the scene included; MCSO, Mesa County Search and Rescue, and the Park Ranger.  All departments worked together to stabilize the patient and extract them out of the area they were found, which required a high level of training in rope rescue.  Several advanced rope systems were set up to accomplish this goal.

The patient was a 16 year old female with a possible broken leg.  Patient was successfully extracted from the area she was found.  She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, and was in stable condition.