We Remember September 11th

brush and flag

On Tuesday, September 11th The Grand Junction Fire Department will be continuing two new traditions to honor the efforts of first responders on September 11th.

Between 8:30 and 9:00 AM, GJFD crews along with other Mesa County First Responders will hold a silent remembrance along the I-70 corridor and other busy intersections in our community. Crews will display the American flag from overpasses along the I-70 corridor between Fruita and DeBeque and along Highway 50 at B ½ Rd in Orchard Mesa. At 8:45 AM The Grand Junction Regional Communications Center will call for crews to salute for three minutes and forty-three seconds to honor the lives of the 343 firefighters that died responding to the towers. By participating in this remembrance, we hope that the citizens and visitors of Mesa County will join us in honoring the dedication and sacrifice of first responders around the nation. See below for a complete list of flag display locations.

At 4:00 PM, GJFD will be hosting a small Recognition and Remembrance Ceremony at the Avalon Theatre; members of the media are welcome to attend. This year, seven citizens, nine GJFD employees, one Grand Junction Police Department employee will be recognized at the ceremony for going above and beyond the call of duty.

We look forward to taking time in our community to remember the sacrifice of the first responders surrounding the events of September 11th, and to recognize extraordinary actions of our citizens and employees for the year. For more information on these events contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org

Mesa County Fire Departments’ 9/11 Remembrance

Between 8:30 and 9:00 AM Mesa County Fire Department engines and trucks will display flags along I-70 and busy intersections in remembrance of September 11th.

I 70 Exit #



Exit 20

HWY 340 Fruita

Lower Valley FPD


23 Rd.



25 Rd.



26 Rd.



27 Rd.



29 Rd.


Exit 37

Clifton interchange

Clifton FPD

Exit 49


Plateau Valley FPD

Exit 62


DeBeque FPD

HWY 50

HWY 50 & B ½ Overpass

Central Orchard Mesa