The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 6, located at 729 27 Road, is now complete. GJFD is in the process of moving in furniture and equipment for an official opening Monday, November 9th. The Department will host a private in-person hose uncoupling ceremony that will be shared with the community through local media and Facebook Live at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 9th. GJFD will work in the coming weeks to produce a digital open house to offer community members an opportunity to explore the station.
GJFD Station 6 is the first of three new stations to be built from the First Responder Tax that was passed in April, 2019. The First Responder Tax supports both the Grand Junction Fire Department and the Grand Junction Police Department. The 0.5% sales tax increase funds not only the capital expense of building and outfitting the stations, but the hiring and training of additional personnel to staff them.
GJFD broke ground on the station on March 23rd, 2020. Chamberlin Architects designed the station and FCI has coordinated the project with over 20 subcontractors to complete the project in less than eight months. The 10,000 square foot station will be home to a ladder truck and ambulance crew, who are able to cross-staff a wildland engine and desert rescue ATVs. An additional daytime ambulance will also operate out of the station. In total, 22 employees will staff the station between the different crew shifts. The primary station area covers 6.69 square miles and serves nearly 10,000 people. The station will also provide back-up services throughout the GJFD service area and mutual aid service for Grand Junction Regional Airport.
For questions about Station 6 contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJfirepio@gjcity.org.