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 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 Taking Extra Precautions

Daily operations at Grand Junction Fire Department are looking a little different these days. Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics are wearing surgical masks on every medical call. This is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In the early days of the outbreak, GJFD began implementing the pandemic flu plan which included extra [...]

GJFD Celebrates Two New Engines with a Third In the Works

Grand Junction Fire Department is celebrating putting two new clean cab engines in service and was recently approved to purchase a third. These engines are the first of their kind at the department as GJFD moves toward cancer-conscious firefighting operations. Clean cab engines offer a safer working environment for crews by eliminating the need to [...]

GJFD Hosts CPR Class with “Womannequins” for Heart Month

According to a recent study, men are more likely than women to receive CPR in public. While only 37% of all cardiac events happen in public locations, the higher rate of CPR given to men increases their survival rate 23% higher than women in those same situations. Because of this gap in care, Grand Junction [...]