601 Colorado, La Junta, Colorado 81050
Protecting the citizens of
La Junta, Cheraw and Swink Colorado
The La Junta Fire Departments' career staff are all paid employees of the City of La Junta. Together, the Rural District and City of La Junta operate under a cooperative agreement to fund all career employees allowing the community to have a responder 24/7/365. Career staff is further supplemented by community volunteers. Command Staff, including the Chief, Captain, and Lieutenant all work M-F 8/5 while the Engineers work Period consists of a 24on/72off A-D Shift schedule. During their work period Engineers respond to all calls for service, conduct and attend training, and ensure the departments' equipment and apparatus are in a constant state of readiness. Sleeping quarters for 24hr staff are housed in the City of La Junta Municipal Building.