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Posted on: October 19, 2022

City receives fire mitigation funding

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A major step forward to keep flames from tearing through Grand Junction neighborhoods.

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

2021 fire department report shows growth in EMS incidents

red Grand Junction Fire Department ambulance

The Grand Junction Fire Department’s 2021 was marked by growth, both in infrastructure and calls for service, according to the department’s recently released annual report.

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Posted on: October 15, 2022

Community member thankful for quick response of firefighters after home struck by lightning

man pointing to roof to where the lighting hit the house

It’s fire prevention week, a time used by the fire department to educate the community on how to stay safe in case of a fire. Now, a homeowner is sharing her experience to warn the public about why it’s essential to have a fire emergency plan

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Grand Junction Hires Goats to Help with Unwanted Vegetation

a group of goats grazing on some shrubs

The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to use natural cycles to keep land healthy. That’s why the city of Grand Junction just put goats on its payroll to do what goats do best.

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

GJFD hosts open house and 9/11 remembrance ceremony

small USA flags planted in formation into grass

On Sunday, the Grand Junction Fire Department hosted an open house at Fire Station 3.

“If you see next door, we’re tearing down the old station,” said Fire Cheif Ken Watkins.

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

GJFD Deploys to the Mosquito Fire

GJFD Truck 6

On Friday, September 9th, a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to California for the Mosquito Fire.  The four-person crew could be gone for up to two weeks. On deployments, the crew can help create defensible space...

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Smoke likely to increase, could cause breathing issues

Ground Level Smoke Forecast overlaid on a map of Mesa County

The smokey haze in the sky on Monday around the Grand Valley is the product smoke from wildfires. The fires are burning from Idaho and Utah to Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas, and the smoke is blowing southward into Colorado.

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Labor Day Weekend Fire Safety Tips

Picture of  news cast with a background of a house fire

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and for many people that means firing up the grill, going camping, or going down the river.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City seeks artists for fire station projec

Picture of someone holding a shovel during a ground breaking of a new construction

The city of Grand Junction is looking for artists to develop artwork for a future fire station.

The artwork and installation will be for Grand Junction Fire Station No. 8.

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Excessive Heat Watch issued for dangerous heat on Friday and Saturday

Weather man standing in front of screen while presenting the news

An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Grand Junction and the rest of the Grand Valley effective from Noon Friday until 8 PM Saturday.

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

GJFD welcomes 19 academy graduates

Picture of a badge pinning during the graduation ceremony

The Grand Junction Fire Department celebrated the graduation of 19 new recruits from the academy Friday at the Grand Junction Convention Center.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

GJFD talks heat safety tips

Picture of people at the Lincoln Park Pool

It’s all about the heat this weekend as temperatures are expected to hit surpass 100 degrees for several days in a row.

The Grand Junction Fire Department urges the public to take extra precautions to beat the heat.

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

UPDATE: Six rescued from Colorado River, one person dies

Picture of the rescue team on the boat

Update: The woman who was taken to the hospital after being pulled out of the river near the 5th Street Bridge has died.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Thanking the Grand Junction First Responders That Saved My Life

Group picture with survivor

Earlier this week on Tuesday, May 17th, I had the privilege to not only attend an awards ceremony for some very brave individuals that, in every literal sense of the term, saved my life, but was also fortunate enough to be able to thank them face-to-face.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Station 3 is now complete

Picture of the newly rebuilt fire station 3

After nearly 50 years, Grand Junction Fire Station3 will replace the existing station that’s been in service since 1975, and the new location is right next door.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

What constitutes fire danger and red flag warnings

Trees blowing in the background with a TV banner in front

High winds over the last few days are contributing to high fire danger. But some areas such as Mesa County are not under restrictions or red flag warnings despite high winds and dry conditions. Other than a no burn advisory.

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

City of Grand Junction breaks ground on Fire Station 8

GJFD Chief talking at the ground breaking ceremony

The city of Grand Junction broke ground on the $6 million Fire Station 8, a.k.a. the “two pony station,” located at 31 Road and D 1/2 Road, Thursday.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

New ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ open to the community

Transition camera shot between wildfire learning material

As Colorado moves into warmer temperatures, Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition is launching a new ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ program open to the community.
The purpose is to proactively educate the community about preventing wildfires.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Grand Junction’s newest fire station is nearing completion

Station 3 under construction with a fence and some flags around

The Grand Junction Fire Department’s newest station is nearing completion and the department is asking for the community’s help as they get closer to opening the doors.

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Grand Junction Fire Department responds to brush fire

arial view of fire department putting out a fire by river

Monday morning around 9 a.m. the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a brush fire just south of the Gunnison River in the Redlands area. This happened near Rosevale Road and Gunnison Dam Road south of Grand Junction.

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Ag Fire prompts caution for open burn season

smoldering brush and grass

Grand Junction Fire Department answered a 9AM call near the Redlands for an agricultural burn. The sight blew nearby residents away. The fire didn’t affect nearby homes but it took multiple crews to contain it.

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

GJFD launches online CPR training video

Online CPR Training

The Grand Junction Fire Department has launched a new online video aimed at helping learn how to perform CPR.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Fire station No. 6 gets new sculpture

man painting black paint on station 6 art

It started with an old black and white photograph from the Grand Junction Fire Department archives.
Next came about a half a ton of sheet metal.
Then it was time for Jeff Bates to go to work.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Local metal artist installs artwork for fire department based upon 1890 photo

art piece being mounted

The Grand Junction Fire Station 6 installed a new piece of artwork. The artwork is based on an 1890 photograph showing a horse and mule pulling a ladder wagon. The photo was blown up and traced onto steel and was then cut by hand with a plasma cutter.

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Fire crews and police officers respond to early morning fire at a mobile home on Highway 50

Fire Crew trying to put out fire next to Fire Truck while mobile home is smoking

Early Thursday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an individual stuck inside a house that was on fire.

According to the fire department, crews received the call at 3:56 a.m. and responded to the 600 block of Hwy 50.

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Fire department responds to car fire in Orchard Mesa

Firefighters standing around a vehicle that was on fire but is now put out

Early Wednesday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an SUV that caught on fire.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the fire department received calls reporting a vehicle was on fire close to a home in Orchard Mesa.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Raising awareness for firefighter cancer prevention

Raising awareness for Firefighter cancer prevention

Firefighters battle an increased chance of nine different types of cancer while doing their job, including testicular cancer and multiple myeloma.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Neighbor’s Night at the Mesa County Library

News anchor and GJFD Community Outreach talking on video call

Every first Thursday of the month, the Mesa County Library hosts Neighbor’s Night at the Central Library.

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads

Ruble left after a fire/ people standing within ruble

A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes.

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Posted on: December 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to house fire on B 1/2 Rd.

Fire Truck with ladder extended, smoke and flames in the distance

The American Red Cross is helping those displaced in a house fire in Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the fire on the 2900 block of B 1/2 Rd. at 9:35 on Friday night.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Two adults and two kids sent to hospital after collision on 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road

Fire Truck and Tow Truck with a vehicle on the back at intersection

Two vehicles were traveling on 24 1/2 Rd. The first vehicle was traveling north and the second vehicle was traveling south.

Both vehicles approached the intersection of 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Undetected carbon monoxide leak nearly kills Colorado family

Close up of carbon monoxide detector

A Summit County family is lucky to be alive, fire officials say, after they flipped on a faulty furnace that poured toxic fumes into their home.

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