The Grand Junction Fire Department has two Operations Teams, Fire Operations and EMS Operations.
Fire Operations is responsible for fire suppression, mitigation of disasters, and specialized rescue activities. These teams include Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue Team (Confined Space Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, and Trench Rescue) and the joint Fire/Police Hazardous Device (bomb) Team.
The EMS Operations is responsible for emergency medical services under the supervision of a Shift EMS Officer. We strive to provide the highest quality emergency medical services to our citizens. This is accomplished by maintaining a high degree of clinical competence, adhering to the principles and practices of patient safety, and displaying a professional demeanor at all times. The highly educated EMS personnel of the Grand Junction Fire Department pursue excellence in their profession by combining the benefits of medical science with the art of compassionate care.
Responding to emergencies consumes a large portion of time. After the emergency response aspect, training consumes the next time commitment. Operations personnel also inspect commercial and multi-residential facilities for fire and life safety code violations and familiarization. In addition members provide a wide range of services to the community, including tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations.
Operations personnel have three shifts: A Shift (Black), B Shift (Green), C Shift (Red) that work an alternating 24-hour schedule.
Planned daily staffing assignments for emergency staff is:
- 1 Battalion Chief
- 1 EMS Officer
- 5 Captains
- 5 Engineers
- 9 Firefighters
- 4 EMT's
- 4 Paramedics (Advance Life Support)
- 2 Part-time EMT's/Paramedics
Want to find out which shift is working today? 2017 Shift Calendar