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.

Sincerely,

Tim McHargue, Fire Chief

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Got a visit from the Colton First Assembly of God Church. They delivered a delicious basket of treats to say, "Thank You". Colton Fire's first core value is, "Putting the Community First; it is the spirit that guides all actions of the Fire Department". It is an honor to serve our community and we are humbled by Colton First Assembly's generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

Got a visit from the Colton First Assembly of God Church.  They delivered a delicious basket of treats to say, Thank You.   Colton Fires first core value is, Putting the Community First; it is the spirit that guides all actions of the Fire Department.  It is an honor to serve our community and we are humbled by Colton First Assemblys generosity!Image attachment

2 days ago

City of Colton Fire

Thanks for the coverage @Firephotogirl
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #firephotogirl #local935

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The members of Colton Fire Department would like to acknowledge and thank all dispatchers, especially those at @ConfireJPA and @ColtonPD. Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #commcenter #coltonpolice #sanbernardinocountyfire ... See MoreSee Less

The members of Colton Fire Department would like to acknowledge and thank all dispatchers, especially those at @ConfireJPA and @ColtonPD.  Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #commcenter #coltonpolice #sanbernardinocountyfire

 

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Thank you for your support for our dispatchers!

NFPA has just released its new free online training program for response to solar energy and energy storage for the fire service. Check it out today #NFPA #coltonfire #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfiredept #firefighter ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Noah Gregory

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Two of Colton’s newest engines. A 2019 Model 34 brush engine and a 2015 Severe Service type 1. Thanks to the commitment of the City Manager and City Council, we should be taking delivery of another type 1 at the end of October. These new units are replacing our aging fleet. Thanks to the hard work of the Equipment Committee Members, all of our units are now manufactured by @KME Fire Apparatus and are becoming standardized. #coltonfire #coltonfd #commitment #kme ... See MoreSee Less

Two of Colton’s newest engines. A 2019 Model 34 brush engine and a 2015 Severe Service type 1.  Thanks to the commitment of the City Manager and City Council, we should be taking delivery of another type 1 at the end of October.  These new units are replacing our aging fleet. Thanks to the hard work of the Equipment Committee Members, all of our units are now manufactured by @KME Fire Apparatus and are becoming standardized. #coltonfire #coltonfd #commitment #kme

 

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Noah Gregory

Is the Truck going to be replaced ?

Colton is a city of excellence, praying for your safety! Thank you for all you do.

One of my goals was to have a full KME fleet back when I was there as the BC responsible for apparatus. Good job !!!!!

NICE!

Strong work!!!!

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Our sincere condolences go out to the Licon family, along with Sergeant Licon's extended CHP family. Rest in Peace sir. #coltonfire #chp #restinpeace ... See MoreSee Less

Our sincere condolences go out to the Licon family, along with Sergeant Licons extended CHP family. Rest in Peace sir. #coltonfire #chp #restinpeace

 

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Thank you sir for your service and our sympathies for your family and friends. Rest in peace.

Omg..RIP to a peace officer ..gone never forgotten

Rest In Peace sir

Rest in peace🙏

Thank you for your service and sacrifice keeping people safe. Your job is done now. Rest in the arms of our Lord.

🙏🏻🙏🏻

RIP

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Assymblymember Eloise Reyes along with Colton’s Mayor, Council Members, Colton Fire personnel and little leaguers celebrating Ken Hubbs Little League’s Opening Day. Good luck to all of the teams. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters @assymblymembereloisereyes #cityofcolton ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Today, Colton Fire Department provided standby medical services for the CART Academy’s yearly Earp Challenge. The Earp Challenge consisted of three physical teamed events. These events were completed by students enrolled in Colton’s CART Academy and Rialto’s Pride Platoon. Both sides competed with excellent sportsmanship, but Colton’s CART Academy won the challenge and were able to keep the Earp Challenge Trophy at home in Colton. #ColtonFire #ColtonFD #coltonfirefighters #CARTAcademy #coltonpd ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Repost from 564FIRE-Photography

Colton Fire Department had the privilege to participated in a multi-agency Mass Casualty Drill at Arrowhead Springs Resort in San Bernardino today. The drill simulated a large scale earthquake at an outside venue with multiple injuries. Drills such as these allow crews to hone their skill and work closely with cooperators.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #564firephotography #mcidrill #workingwithcooperators
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Repost from 564FIRE-Photography

Colton Fire Department had the privilege to participated in a multi-agency Mass Casualty Drill at Arrowhead Springs Resort in San Bernardino today. The drill simulated a large scale earthquake at an outside venue with multiple injuries. Drills such as these allow crews to hone their skill and work closely with cooperators.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #564firephotography #mcidrill #workingwithcooperators

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Newly promoted Captain Granger’s badge pinning ceremony was held this evening. Your work ethic and dedication confirms we made the right choice. Congratulations Luke! #coltonfire #coltonfirefighter #coltonfd #newcaptain #highstandards ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations

Congratulations ❣️

Congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

Congrats

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is working a mobile home fire on the EB10 Mt Vernon Off Ramp. Please avoid the area ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire is working a mobile home fire on the EB10 Mt Vernon Off Ramp. Please avoid the area

 

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Saw this on my way to work... also saw a truck driver recording. Hope he shares the video soon. This was crazy!!!

Jeff Scoggins...

Heather Knight 😂😂

Arson?

Dolla Sign

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Henry Perez on his promotion to Battalion Chief. He will be taking the command of B-shift in just a few days. A-shift will surely miss you and your leadership. Our entire organization is excited for what's to come. We couldn't be happier for you. Congrats Chief Perez!
#coltonfiredepartment #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #battalionchief #colton @ Colton, California
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Congratulations Henry‼️ That’s awesome 👏🏻🎉🍾🥳Chief Perez👨🏻‍🚒

Wow! That’s awesome! Congrats Henry!!!

Congratulations Henry well deserved your going to do an amazing job 🇺🇸🚒👨🏻‍🚒

That’s awesome!! Congratulations Henry!!

Congratulations! So happy to learn about your new role, Henry. Good luck. 😃 Ed and Nellie Cortez !!!

Wow! Congratulations!!

Congratulations Henry

Well deserved! Congrats brother!

Congratulations henry

Congratulations Henry!!

Congratulations Henry you were always a great fireman, a great medic and a key player. They definitely chose the right man for the job. Congratulations battalion chief Perez.

Congratulations Chief Perez

Congratulations Henry!!!! So happy & proud of you. Miss ya!😊❤️🎉

Congrats Henry.

Congratulations Henry, if you need any old pictures, just let me know... haha

Henry!!! Congrats, Chief.

Congratulations on the promotion sir! Well deserved.

Good job chief! I always had a positive experience with you. Always learning, but my biggest clown after hours.🤪🤪🤪🤪

Congrats Henry

Congratulations Henry!

Congratulations Chief Perez!!!

Congrats buddy!!!

Congrats, Henry!! Right on <3

Congrats Henry good luck brother!

Congratulations Henry!!!

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations on your promotion to Captain Luke Granger @home.on.the.grange all of your hard work and dedication has paid off. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters #firefighter ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations on your promotion to Captain Luke Granger @home.on.the.grange  all of your hard work and dedication has paid off. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters #firefighterImage attachment

 

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Congratulations Luke!

Congratulations Luke

Congrats Luke!!!!! Wow I’m so so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Luke!

One of our FAVORITE firefighters!! Congratulations! This is amazing and I can’t wait to tell the girls! Are you still at station 213? #troop76

Congratulations Capt. Granger, from the other Luc's mom! 😄

This is awesome. Congrats Luke🎉

Congratulations captain granger on your promotion well done the Mac 2512

Congratulations Luke!!!

Strong work Lukey! Congratulations!

Congrats luke!!!

Wahoo Luke Granger!!!

Wahoo Luke Granger!!!

Well done Luke. Can’t wait to call you capt on scene.

Thank you! It’s an honor to serve the community in this capacity. I have big shoes to fill and am evermore proud to be apart of such a great department. I won’t let you guys down!

Congrats Luke!

Congrats Luke Granger

Way to go luke

Congratulations Luke Granger

Congratulations man!

Congratulations Captain!

Congrats Luke! Well deserved!

Congratulations Luke! Well done.

Congratulations Luke Granger🎉🎊🍻

Congrats Luke Granger

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Assemblymember Eloise Reyes secured State funding to purchase a new Type-III Brush Engine for the City of Colton in July 2017. BE214 will serve the inter-face areas of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills along with being available to provide mutual aid up and down the state. The new engine was presented to City Council on Tuesday night. As a token of the Fire Department’s appreciation, the Assemblymember was presented a Colton Fire Department Challenge Coin. Thank you Assemblymember Reyes for your support of the City of Colton.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #assemblymembereloisereyes #KME
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Great looking unit! Congratulations 🎈

That’s wonderful! Thank you!!!

Awesome! It’s beautiful!

Great job Eloise!

Nice !!!!

Looks like yours Noah Gregory

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Department “C” shift conducting annual Class “A” uniform inspections. Not only are Class “A” uniforms inspected, but all safety gear is inspected annually as well to ensure safety for our personnel. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #uniforminspections ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Department “C” shift  conducting annual Class “A” uniform inspections. Not only are Class “A” uniforms inspected, but all safety gear is inspected annually as well to ensure safety for our personnel. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #uniforminspectionsImage attachment

 

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The chief should be in class As also

Silvia Stand up lol

Silva Stand up lol

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Enjoy & Stay Safe.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #saintpatricksday #luckoftheirish
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Happy Saint Patricks Day! Enjoy & Stay Safe.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #saintpatricksday #luckoftheirish

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Awesome tribute from Cal Fire.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #calfire #coryiverson
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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Currently working a vehicle fire at C St and Pennsylvania. Please avoid the area ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Rico Papasaurus

omg what happened hopefully everyone is ok

Be safe out there!

Adriana Eileen

Yadi Cervantes

🙏🙏💜

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters - Don't forget, when you change your clock, change your batteries! It could save your life. #springforward #colton #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfd - #regrann ... See MoreSee Less

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters  -  Dont forget, when you change your clock, change your batteries! It could save your life. #springforward #colton #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfd  - #regrann
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