GJFD In the News

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    City receives fire mitigation funding

    A major step forward to keep flames from tearing through Grand Junction neighborhoods. Additional Info...
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    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...
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    Community member thankful for quick response of firefighters after home struck by lightning

    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 Additional Info...
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    Grand Junction Hires Goats to Help with Unwanted Vegetation

    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. Additional Info...
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    GJFD hosts open house and 9/11 remembrance ceremony

    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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    GJFD Deploys to the Mosquito Fire

    On Friday, September 9th, a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to California for the Mosquito Fire. Read on...
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    Smoke likely to increase, could cause breathing issues

    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. Additional Info...
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    Labor Day Weekend Fire Safety Tips

    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. Additional Info...
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    City seeks artists for fire station project

    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. Additional Info...
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    Excessive Heat Watch issued for dangerous heat on Friday and Saturday

    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. Additional Info...
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    GJFD welcomes 19 academy graduates

    The Grand Junction Fire Department celebrated the graduation of 19 new recruits from the academy Friday at the Grand Junction Convention Center. Additional Info...
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    GJFD talks heat safety tips

    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. Additional Info...