GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on E Parkview Dr.

At 10:24 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire on the 200 block of E Parkview Drive. Initial dispatch reports indicated that heavy flames and smoke was coming from the home and residents were attempting to put out the flames with a garden hose. The occupants were able [...]

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 [...]

GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on Teton Road

At 6:04 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire on the 2100 block of Teton Road. Initial dispatch report indicated that flames and black smoke was coming from the residence. The occupants were able to self-evacuate before crews arrived. GJFD crews made a defensive attack ensuring that the [...]

GJFD Responds to Fall on Serpents Trail

At 4:03 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a patient that had fallen near Serpents Trail. The patient was hiking with friends before falling an unknown distance.  Crews were able to reach the hiker quickly and provide immediate care. The patient was carefully moved over rough terrain before being transported by [...]