MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF
Welcome to the Colton Fire Department’s (CFD) website.
The CFD vision statement is:
“The Fire Department will provide comprehensive emergency services to our citizens, visitors, and employees. We will cultivate leaders at all levels of the Department through education, training, and high ethical standards. We will treat all others as we would want to be treated.”
Our first core value is:
“Putting the Community First; it is the spirit that guides all actions of the Fire Department “
It is my honor to serve the citizens of Colton as their Fire Chief. Our vision and core values reflect on what we want to be and what we value. Each of our firefighters and staff strive to serve our community to the best of our abilities. We realize that every shift we interact with our residents and visitors in some of their greatest times of need; this is a humbling honor we do not take for granted.
The Colton Fire Department (CFD) was formed on November 21, 1889 and currently serves a population of 54,828 people in the 16-square mile city out of four strategically located fire stations. There are currently 41 full-time firefighters, one Executive Assistant, two volunteers, and one contract Physician Medical Director who staff the department. In 2018 the department responded to over 7,200 calls for service dispatched through the Confire Joint Powers Agency Dispatch. CFD deploys three Type-I engines and a Truck that each are staffed by one Captain, one Engineer, and one Firefighter Paramedic; one Battalion Chief is on-duty per day and one Fire Marshal. Colton has provided Paramedic Advanced Life Support to its citizens as one of the first paramedic providers in San Bernardino County since July 1975.
Colton Fire is a thriving Department with a rich culture that goes back more than 125 years. We are active partners with surrounding communities and respond as part of a robust mutual aid system. Over the past few years we have seen many retirements and have recruited new Firefighters, promoted new Engineers and Captains, and are currently preparing to promote a new Battalion Chief. These new recruits and promotions represent an exciting time for CFD as we introduce new faces and innovations to our Department. Our Fire Marshal has been busy over the last year assuring that inspections, plan checks, and other prevention activities are completed in a time of increased growth and construction in Colton. Disaster Preparedness, grants, and Community Emergency Response Teams are an on-going focus. The Fire Explorer Program is a priority for us and we to try to hire from those ranks. We continue to work jointly with the Loma Linda Fire Department, sharing Command Staff resources.
The Fire Department is in process of implementing industry best practices for cancer prevention of our firefighters. This includes particulate resistant flash hoods, second sets of turnouts, extractor washing machines, and other engineering practices. We have a new grant funded fire engine ready to be delivered. Staff will be writing a new Strategic Plan this year, and we look forward to planning our path forward over the next five years.
Colton Fire Department will continue to function as a partner with our community and we look forward to maintaining exceptional service to our residents, visitors, and neighbors.
Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at 909-370-5100.
Tim McHargue, Fire Chief
Another round of rain is on its way! If you don’t have your sand bags in place, you may want to work on that while there is a bit of sunshine. Sand bags can be picked up at Fire Station 211 and 214. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you ready for an extra hour of daylight? Don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you spring your clock forward. ... See MoreSee Less
Colton Fire along with OES RTF6 rescued an individual trapped in the Santa Ana River by rising, rapidly flowing water. A ladder truck was set up to be utilized as a high angle rescue point. FFPM Vejar was lowered onto an island and secured the victim into a harness. Crews above constructed a raising system out of ropes and raised both the victim and the rescuer to safety. #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less
You are the BEST!!! Thank you for your service!❤️❤️
Glad you’re there.
Good job #coltonfire
Great job, thank you for your service!
Battalion Chief Valentin spent the last six days at the February Storm incident in the San Bernardino mountains. Working with the Hazardous Materials Group, his team of four Hazardous Materials Technicians from San Bernardino County Fire, located and mitigated over 20 natural gas leaks. Many of these gas meters were buried in up to 8 feet of snow, which needed to be carefully dug out. They also assisted in digging out walkways so residents could get in and out of their homes and businesses a bit easier. ... See MoreSee Less
Proud to call him my dad!
Thank you! We have loved ones in Lake Arrowhead so everyone’s efforts to help all those in need is so much appreciated.
Great job Kevin Valentin !!
Thank you Kevin for all you and your crew do for us all each and every day.🙏🏽❤️
Colton Fire is assisting San Bernardino County Fire in the mountain communities during the aftermath of the recent winter storms. Two Chief Officers, one crew staffing a type six engine and one Comm Technician are currently deployed to the incident. All of your Colton Fire Stations are currently staffed to respond to any incident within our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for the help! We definitely need all hands on deck up here!!
Thank you and be safe.
The City of Colton had the chance to enjoy some snow yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less
Got a lot more to share!
Batten down your hatches! Looks like we are in for some high winds with this storm that is moving through. ... See MoreSee Less
Please don’t let this happen in Colton. I didn’t read where they ran the typical protocol. My life might depend on it. www.facebook.com/160288360552/posts/10167971939895553/?mibextid=cr9u03
The balance of the week will bring heavy rain and high winds. Sand bags are available at Fire Station 211 and Fire Station 214. Please be careful if you need to travel and do not drive through running water. ... See MoreSee Less
Address to stations please.
Chief McHargue and the members of the Colton Fire Department would like to thank Dr. Phong Nguyen for his 15 years of dedicated service as our Medical Director. You will be missed by your Colton Fire family.
#coltonfire #medicaldirector ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! He was one of my instructors over 1” years ago, VERY SMART MAN!
Today, your Colton Fire Dept. had the opportunity to assist AMR in teaching CHS students hands only CPR and how to use an AED. After the class, students checked out the fire engine, while we answered questions about the job and what it takes to be a firefighter. ... See MoreSee Less
Colton Fire crews responded to a TC with Fire this evening on the WB 10 between Rancho Ave. and Pepper Ave. luckily, both patients had minor injuries and were transported to a local ED.
#whytravelat105mph ... See MoreSee Less
Mariah Topete this is what happen ma
Our sincere condolences go out to the Cervantes family, their friends and our brothers and sisters at Rancho Cucamonga Fire District . ... See MoreSee Less
My Condolences to his family and Friends ❤️🙏🏻
My condolences and prayers go out his family and friends ❤️🙏🏻 may he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻❤️
🙏Thoughts and Prayers🙏
Colton Fire personnel just cleared a residential structure fire in the 700 blk of S. 7th St. Fire crews held the fire to the room of origin utilizing a transitional attack until their two out were in place.
A coordinated offensive attack along with ventilation allowed crews to go offensive and completely extinguish the fire.
No civilians or firefighters were injured and the fire was deemed unintentional.
Mutual Aid was provided by Loma Linda, Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire. ... See MoreSee Less
The Best doing what they do best. And that’s the Best
Now accepting applications for Engineer. Click on the link in bio for application #firefighter #californiafirefighters CA State ... See MoreSee Less
Outside recruitment.. Not good .
I believe you will like it. . . >> Click to order: tsfashion.shop/coll-1
Another great day of probationary training for FFPM Williams captured by Pastor Frank. ... See MoreSee Less
Only the best work at station 214
We appreciate all the sacrifices you make to keep us safe and sound. Thank You for your service!
My niece is a badass.. love you
My daughter Sonjia.
Keep up the good work!
Awesome!! Keep it up!!
Hellyeah!!! That’s my niece!
Sand and bags are available at Fire Station 211, 303 E. E St. and Fire Station 214, 1151 S. Meadow Ln. between the hours of 0800-2000. There is a limit of ten bags per citizen. ... See MoreSee Less
We are heartbroken to hear of another killing of a Sheriff Deputy. Our sincere condolences to Deputy Calhoun’s family, friends and extended family Riverside Sheriffs' Association ... See MoreSee Less
*PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT & HIRING BONUS LANGUAGE.*** at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coltonca/jobs/3869410/firefighter-paramedic?pagetype=jobOpportunit...
HIRING BONUS and how it works!
**** $15,000 TOTAL****
Lateral Firefighters - $5,000 at the time of hire, $5,000 upon passing probation at 12 months, $5,000 on the one (1) year anniversary of successfully passing probation.
Newly hired Firefighters - $2,500 after passing six (6) month probationary test, $5,000 upon successfully completing probation, $7,500 on the one (1) year anniversary of successfully passing probation.
The Colton Fire Department's mission is to protect life, property, and the environment in order to preserve and improve the quality of life of those we serve. Paramedics employed by the Colton Fire Department engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. We are here to provide not only emergency care, but also personal care and services.
Why should you join our Department?
Are you tired of:
- Continuous force hires
- Big city/county/state issues
- Unhealthy work/life balance
Our department succeeds because our employees succeed, and we firmly believe in mentoring our members at all ranks. Joining our agency means you will be working alongside passionate, dedicated, and innovative members to provide excellent service to our community, visitors, and those who travel through our major highways.
Our standards are high. We recognize current challenges and tackle them head on, all while striving for, and progressing toward excellence in every aspect of our job. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our community of firefighters, we invite you to apply today! ... See MoreSee Less
Flood watch from 2 AM — 10 PM Tuesday night. Heavy Rainfall along with high winds are expected, so watch for falling trees and downed power lines. Turn Around and Don’t Drown. Avoid driving thru large puddles or running water. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to our Brothers and Sisters in blue. We truly appreciate your efforts and sacrifices to keep us safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you❤️Joe Moreno for your service Lots of love your Tia Concha Stay safe mijo.
I appreciate Firefighters too.
Colton Fire’s 2022 run statistics. It was a busy year for us. We ran 404 more emergency calls than we did last year, while hosting several exams, fire prevention inspections, training and equipment/facility maintenance.
We are here to serve our community! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you City of Colton Fire PD
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
Same to you! Feliz año
Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Officer Isaiah Cordero and to our brother and sisters at Riverside Sheriffs' Association. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you sir for ur service, may you Rest In Peace 🙏🏻❤️
RIP OFFICER CORDERO
The men and women of the Colton Fire Department wish you all a Merry Christmas, along with a Happy and Safe New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulation to Engineer Ron Helms on his official retirement. Ron started working for the Colton Fire Department on April 22 of 1997 as a firefighter paramedic. On October 29, 2006, he promoted to fire engineer and retired on November 21, 2022. During his course of employment, Ron has been assigned to several different stations, operating several different pieces of equipment. Ron has always been a great mentor, sharing his expertise and experience with all members of our organization.
We have all had some great laughs with Ron and he will be missed. We wish you the best of luck on all of your future endeavors, and wish you a long, happy retirement. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
Awwww congratulations Ron!!! Lots of memories and laughs working with you! I hope retirement is all you dreamed of.
Congratulations Ron. What a great career! Lots of good memories.
Enjoy your retirement Sir., thank you for your service.
Congratulations old buddy. Welcome to the club
Congratulations and thank you.
Way to Ron Congratulations 👏🎉
Congratulations on a well deserved retirement
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for all you've done.
He was my preceptor for medic school, great guy!! Congrats!!
Congrats Ron! You will love retirement. I have some pictures I should dig out.
Right on , congratulations bud. Have fun !
Congratulations 👏👏👏It’s about time, haas!😂😂
Enjoy your retirement Ron
“Louis” !… Time for the “High Lonesome”… 🤠
Well done sir!
Some of the funniest times I had in the fire service were with this guy and his quick wit. Exceptionally funny and smart.
Congratulations Well Done!!
Congratulations and thank you for your service
Santa is gearing up for his last night in Colton. We will cover the following streets tonight starting off Mojave Dr. around 1730 hours. Listen for our sirens. ... See MoreSee Less
This is so fun to see. We are so bummed they didn’t come into the mobile home park this year 😕 we could hear the sirens and were waiting. Hopefully next year. Happy Holidays!
Thank you for bringing a little magic to Colton neighborhoods every year 🎅🏼 We missed Mrs Claus this year! 🤶🏼
We saw you guys the other night on Walters Street. Love what you guys do to help us get in the seasons.
I loved seeing him way over here off 7th Street, Don't Stop Believing
Thank you so much!!! Love it every year!!
Very nice 👍
I live right behind the station. I saw you guys leaving. I took this picture from my apartment not the best picture ￼but I love what you guys do.￼ Happy holidays
Thanks. I was living near Colton City California USA. Colton Redlands Yucaipa Police Department l was living in yucaipa City.
Santa was spotted at Fire Station 214 and is getting ready to head out. The parade will start and end at the identified marks. ... See MoreSee Less
Is there any way to show a better map? Any chance of going by mill street area??
Is Santa coming to Rancho Med/ the end of Washington st this year? Last year was the first year he didn’t 😞
For next year, would you be able to post maps like this for other areas? So we know if we're at the start or at the end of the route? ☺️ We look forward to this every year! But last night we didn't see you until after 8pm and we thought it would be earlier.
So sad that we didn't get a drive by this year. We always get Santa by our house and this year we only heard them.
For next year could you post the route for the North/West part of Colton, my family heard sirens as we sat outside waiting, but our street and other streets around us (Kippy, Jeryl, Citrus), were skipped.
This was the best! You guys are so awesome for spreading all the cheer. 🙂
Can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow!!
Yesterday, your Colton Fire Dept. worked with Walmart & CJUSD and took 50 kids from local schools on a $100.00 shopping spree at Walmart. After shopping, they were treated to snacks provided by Walmart and then they were taken out to lunch. This is our 30th year contributing to our community.
Thank you to San Manuel Fire and San Bernardino County Fire for the station coverage so all of our engine companies could participate.
#makeachildsmile #local935 #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less
Another year from the best. Thank you Colton Fire and County fire and San Manuel. The best doing what you do best
this is so nice
Love this ❤️!
Be on the lookout for Santa starting Monday, December 12th around 5:30pm. He should be working his way through the downtown area with his firefighter friends.
Please remember that they cannot travel down cul-de-sac (dead end) streets, apartment complexes and mobile home parks. If you are in these areas and would like to see the parade,, please go to a thru street in the neighborhood. We do our best to cover every street.
This parade is weather dependent, so please watch our social media sites for updates in the event of inclement weather. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you still coming down n la Cadena dr?
Are you coming to loma hills yet
Do u come down palm dr ?
Will you be coming down F St towards Mt. Vernon and Colton Ave?? Thought you were coming last night, but we never saw you, unless you came after 9:30pm.
Is it done already for today, the 12th?
Hi are they still doing the parade today
Did u come down Johnston st?
Hi will you be coming down johnston st today ?
Are you coming to coburn st
Seems like they skipped our street... they were south of us then north of us and now we can't hear them.... hopefully my granddaughter won't be disappointed
Thank you guys for doing this. My boyfriend and I just moved out here and this was amazing. Thank you
What time is Santa starting at today? I’m off Mojave and Cahuilla st will he come thru here I usually drive to Cooley area but it’s hard to tell what time he’ll be where. Can we go to the fire station for the kids to see him lol
Big disappointment this year Santa didn't even come near our neighborhood this year. My granddaughter always comes to our house the night he's scheduled to come down our street and was she really bummed out. Maybe next year he can have a better planned route maybe zig zagging between Rancho and Pennsylvania one night then at least we know to walk down to C street, Olive or Laurel. He didn't get with in 3 blocks of us off of C street tonight.
Not sticking with the correct days and schedule again I see
Never Disappointing Santa and of Course Our Fire & Rescue Were Also Present....
7:00pm and no sign of Santa in la loma hills yet.
Didn’t come all the way down Mill Street and Maryland really disappointed
Are you coming down G st.
Thank u for coming down Johnston st 🎅🏼
Hi hopefully you guys can come down B st again. 🤞🏼
Hola 👋 me quede esperando a santa clouse hohoho jojojo son las 10:30 pm vivo en el 325 de la Mill. Bueno feliz navidad 🎄 a todos los dela ciudad de Colton también city of Colton and fire dpto y police dpto. bueno cuídense mucho saludos bendiciones bonita tradición 🙌💜🤍💛🎄💖
Are You coming kippy dr
Como a qué hora pasa por la calle E?
Thank you to all of you for keep this tradition alive every year 💝🤗💝 May God Bless you .🙏🏽
City of Colton Fire are you guys coming to La Loma hills today?
One of our probationary firefighters getting a close up look at large jet passing over our training center. You can't be afraid of heights in our line of work. ... See MoreSee Less
303 East “E” Street
Colton, CA 92324
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Phone: (909) 370-5100
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