GJFD In the News

  1. Parked airplane at airport

    Thousands of gallons of fire retardant ready 24/7 at GJT

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - At the outskirts of the Grand Junction Regional Airport sits a small office building with a garage, a secured parking lot, and four huge industrial tanks that hold over 30,000 gallons of concentrated fire retardant. Additional Info...
  2. Father pinning badge on new firefighter in dress uniform

    Grand Junction Fire Department holds its graduation for recruits

    Friday evening, the Grand Junction Fire Department had its graduation at the Convention Center. Additional Info...
  3. Plane spraying flame retardant on fire area

    Brush fire near Bookcliffs likely human caused, officials say

    With wildfire season kicking into gear after a wet spring, more wildfires are popping up across Colorado. A new one sprung up Tuesday morning near a shooting range on 27 1/4 Road at the base of the Bookcliffs. Additional Info...
  4. Firefighter in uniform seen outside burned RV window

    RV destroyed in blaze

    A motor-home was destroyed by a fire Thursday on Orchard Mesa. The Grand Junction Fire Department says the person driving the RV saw smoke and pulled over, and the vehicle caught on fire. Additional Info...
  1. Picture of the back of a fire truck next to burned house

    Bystander heroically saves dog from burning garage fire

    You might have caught glimpses of the smoke from miles away, billowing from a garage/storage shed off of H road next to Appleton Elementary. Before firefighters arrived the cloud was black and cloaked the burning structure. Additional Info...
  2. PIO applying fake blood to actor&#39s neck

    Grand Junction first responders practice for aviation catastrophe

    By 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, actors were lined up in anticipation to find out what sort of injuries their character suffered during a fake airplane crash. Additional Info...
  3. Fire academy graduates sitting on stage while waiting ceremony

    Grand Junction Fire Department Graduates 13 New Firefighters

    It’s sure to be a busy week for the Grand Junction Fire Department. Friday thirteen recruits graduated the fire academy and were welcomed into the department with a ceremony. Additional Info...
  4. Recruits sitting on the stage waiting to be pinned by their loved ones during graduating ceremony

    GJ Fire Department welcomes 13 new academy grads

    The Grand Junction Fire Department welcomed 13 new academy graduates with a badge-pinning ceremony Friday Additional Info...
  1. Group of 5th graders huddled around in a circle outside with the teacher

    Pomona fifth grade students get outdoor, hands-on classroom experience

    Fifth grade students at Pomona Elementary School got to experience school in a better fashion, which is hands-on experience in the outdoors. It is all part of the school’s Problem-Based Learning project. Additional Info...
  2. Fireman with a hose is dowsing a tree with a forest fire in the background

    Local Elementary Students get Lesson on Fires

    Pomona Elementary 5th grade students were out at the No-Thoroughfare trailhead as part of their “PBL” — or problem-based learning unit, where the students start with a real world, authentic problem, and then they research the problem and come up with .... Additional Info...
  3. red GJFD ambulance coming out of the ambulance bay

    City receives fire mitigation funding

    A major step forward to keep flames from tearing through Grand Junction neighborhoods. Additional Info...
  4. red Grand Junction Fire Department ambulance

    2021 fire department report shows growth in EMS incidents

    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. Additional Info...