September 11th Tribute

On Friday, September 11th, Central Orchard Mesa Fire Protection District, Clifton Fire Protection District, East Orchard Mesa Fire Department, Gateway-Unaweep Fire Protection District, Grand Junction Fire Department, Lands End Fire Protection District, Palisade Fire Department, and Plateau Valley Fire Protection District will be continuing a tradition of honoring the efforts of first responders on September [...]

EMS Week: GJFD Hiring, Investing in Paramedics

Grand Junction Fire Department needs paramedics. Currently the department is hiring three paramedic positions, and recently celebrated the graduation and promotion of two GJFD firefighters that the department sponsored through paramedic school to meet the needs of the department and the community.   To become a paramedic, a person must already hold a valid EMT certification. Once the individual has gained the necessary experience in [...]

Getting Creative with EMS Programs

Recently Grand Junction Fire Department piloted two new programs: one to hire and train new EMTs, and another using a CMU social work intern to address the needs of patients that frequently use EMS. Last year GJFD opened its first ever recruitment for candidates who held no certifications. According to Deputy Chief Gus Hendricks, “The goal was to hire [...]

Residential Structure Fire

At 7:51 AM The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the 1300 block of Main Street.  Initial dispatch reports a back porch on fire with smoke and flames seen. Upon arrival units found a single family home with smoke and flames on the back side of the residence [...]

GJFD Responds to Gas Leak

At 1058 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2400 Block of Blue Heron Rd. for reports of a ruptured gas line. Excel Energy was also notified at that time and responded to the scene to repair the line. When crews arrived on scene they discovered a two inch gas line that was ruptured. A [...]