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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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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Grand Junction mayor announces first priority of 2022 budget

Old Fire Station 3 Building

On Thursday, Mayor Chuck McDaniel announced that one day after the City of Grand Junction approved their 2022 budget, his first top priority for the town was public safety.

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Safe holiday cooking advised by local fire department

pot full of oil going up in flames

Firefighters know better than anyone: reports of house fires and smoking kitchens go up during the holidays. Most of these emergencies are preventable — but only with your help and attention.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

22 seniors relocated after broken water line

Close up of water faucet

Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility at 4:31 PM Sunday evening.

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

Chimney safety as cooler temperatures move in

Close up of Chimney

As we approach cooler temperatures, Grand Junction Fire Department says it’s time for people to think about getting their heating systems cleaned.

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

GJFD Expanding Emergency Services to Meet the Needs of Growing Population

Grand Junction Fire Apparatus, Engine 6

Seconds save lives, but with a rapidly growing population, fire services in Grand Junction are stretched thin. “The majority of our calls happen in the inner city area so we have to put the majority of our units down there,”...

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Posted on: October 30, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to CBD oil-related fire

Firemen next to truck with hose deployed

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire at a commercial building on the 700 block of Scarlet Dr. in Grand Junction on Saturday.

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Posted on: October 16, 2021

Firefighters train for high-rise fire in Alpine Bank building

Firefighter in full gear including gas mask

All week, firefighters with the Grand Junction Fire Department have been breaking through walls and forcing open doors on the ninth floor of the Alpine Bank building in downtown Grand Junction for a special training exercise...

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Posted on: October 17, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department deploys crew to Southern California to battle wildfires

smoke over the mountains  in the distance

As of July, 337 wildfires have burned in Colorado.

Seven of those burned over a thousand acres for a grand total of roughly thirty-three thousand acres torched in the state.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department performs high rise structure training

firefighters training in front of fire truck

Grand Junction Fire Department conducted a high rise structure fire exercise to give firefighters a complete understanding of the mental and physical requirements for such operations.

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Prevention Week event

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Today was the kickstart event for the Grand Junction fire department’s prevention week hosted at fire station 6, where the community gathered to learn the different sounds of the fire alarm.

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Fire Prevention Week preview

Fire Prevention Week Preview Picture

Fire Prevention Week will kick off this weekend on October 2nd. The Grand Junction fire department will be highlighting “the sounds of fire safety.”

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department recieves grant from FEMA

FEMA Grant Picture

The Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) received a grant called Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) from FEMA on Thursday.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Newest Grand Junction firefighters pay tribute to Sept. 11 fallen

9/11 Tribute Picture

Firefighter Ethan Archer, a recent graduate of the Grand Junction Fire Department’s Recruit Academy, was 4 years old on September 11, 2001, but he still remembers how that day felt.

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Fire department dedicates 9/11 memorial on 20th anniversary of tragedy

9/11 memorial picture

A crowd gathered outside the Grand Junction Fire Department on Saturday to honor the memory of those lost in 9/11, and dedicate a new memorial to the fallen firefighters.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department holds 9/11 20th anniversary ceremony

9/11 Ceremony Picture

Today is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices so many Americans made. From the first responders to the citizens in the towers, on the flights, and at the Pentagon.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. assisting with Dixie Fire response

Dixie Fire Picture

The Grand Junction Fire Dept. is assisting crews with the Dixie Fire in Northern Calif. Blazes from that fire are tearing through parts of that state.

Wildland firefighters from Grand Junction are working night operations.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department breaks ground on new fire station

Ground Breaking

This morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department broke ground on its new Fire Station 3.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

E-waste recycling center destroyed in fire

e-waste fire

Just as the hazy skies started to clear, a building becomes engulfed in flames spewing out black smoke in Grand Junction.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department uses a new tool to save lives

video laryngoscopes

Thanks to a $10,186 grant from the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the GJFD has now equipped all their ambulances in their fleet with video laryngoscopes.

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Posted on: October 16, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to Southern California

Brush 6

Early Friday evening a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the March Airforce Base in southern California for severe fire conditions. Today the crew was assigned to the southeast division of the San Bernardino National Fo...

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