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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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24 hours ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire took delivery of OES 6601. This is an HME Type 6 brush engine built on a Ford chassis. It is 4 wheel drive, carries 300 gallons of water, foam and hose for wildland fires.

This Type 6 engine is in addition to the Type 1 engine and Water Tender we currently have from Cal-OES. These engines are loaned to us through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide mutual aid up and down the state of California. Additionally, we are allowed to use them to protect the citizens of Colton.
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Colton Fire took delivery of OES 6601. This is an HME Type 6 brush engine built on a Ford chassis. It is 4 wheel drive, carries 300 gallons of water, foam and hose for wildland fires.

This Type 6 engine is in addition to the Type 1 engine and Water Tender we currently have from Cal-OES. These engines are loaned to us through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide mutual aid up and down the state of California.  Additionally, we are allowed to use them to protect the citizens of Colton.
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Very nice!

Sweet!

Nice

Saw you Claire Kelly washing that Saturday as we passed on Rancho SB

Day one of our first ever Engineer Academy. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #firefighter ... See MoreSee Less

Day one of our first ever Engineer Academy. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #firefighter

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The daily apparatus check-out...get a rag and a creeper.

This is a fire engine

Is Ron Helm the instructor

Thank you Colton PD for all of your hard work. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Stay safe out there. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Colton PD for all of your hard work. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Stay safe out there. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters

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thank you for your service.

Attention all CFD members! Classes are filling up quick. Sign up for Company Officer and Chief Officer Training. #train #alwayslearning #californiafirefighter #redhelmettraining #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

As we get closer to July 4th, we would like to remind you that only non-altered, State of California Fire Marshal approved "Safe and Sane" fireworks are legal within the City of Colton with the exception of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills. Fireworks of any kind are illegal in Reche Canyon & La Loma Hills. Illegal fireworks (Fire Crackers, Cherry Bomb, Bottle Rockets, Mortars and Roman Candles to name a few) are illegal anywhere in the State of California. First time offenders will receive a $3,000.00 fine, second time offenders within 24 months will receive a $5,000.00 fine. Please be safe and celebrate only with Safe and Sane fireworks in permittable areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane #PTSDawareness #protectyourfurbabies
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As we get closer to July 4th, we would like to remind you that only non-altered, State of California Fire Marshal approved Safe and Sane  fireworks are legal within the City of Colton with the exception of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills. Fireworks of any kind are illegal in Reche Canyon & La Loma Hills. Illegal fireworks (Fire Crackers, Cherry Bomb, Bottle Rockets, Mortars and Roman Candles to name a few) are illegal anywhere in the State of California. First time offenders will receive a $3,000.00 fine, second time offenders within 24 months will receive a $5,000.00 fine. Please be safe and celebrate only with Safe and Sane fireworks in permittable areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane #PTSDawareness #protectyourfurbabies

We would like to recognize and thank all of the hard working nurses out there. Thank you, you truly make a difference. #coltonfd #coltonfirefightes #coltonfire #nationalnurseday #nationalnursesweek #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to recognize and thank all of the hard working nurses out there. Thank you, you truly make a difference. #coltonfd #coltonfirefightes #coltonfire #nationalnurseday #nationalnursesweek #thankyou

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Congrats to the GOOD nurses NOT the nurse Jackie’s 😂😂😂😂😂

Congratulations to Miguel, Jake and Claire on their badge pinning this evening. This signifies the completion of their 12 day academy and the start of their new careers. Each member will start a six shift ride along as a fourth member to be further mentored before starting shift work. We are expecting great things from all three of them. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainyourprobie ... See MoreSee Less

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CONGRATULATIONS one and all

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to you all!

Congrats 👏

Congratulations Miguel

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Nice job Clare

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations, I worked there in 1962. Great department.

Welcome to Colton we are all family here!

Congratulations to you three! Wishing you a great career!

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It’s international Firefighters day! Today we recognize the efforts our firefighters put in every day to serve the City of Colton. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept ... See MoreSee Less

It’s international Firefighters day! Today we recognize the efforts our firefighters put in every day to serve the City of Colton. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept

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Thank you for your service. Your dispatchers appreciate you!

Colton firefighters responded to a traffic collision on the westbound 10 between Mt Vernon and 9th st. The cause of the crash was a wrong way driver who reportedly was traveling eastbound on the westbound lanes beginning in Fontana at Cherry avenue. The wrong way driver was not injured, the driver of the other vehicle had some Injuries and was transported to a local hospital #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredept #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

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Sufficiently inebriated to absorb the shock, naturally the wrong way driver isn't injured. May the innocent recover quickly!

Shocking!

Steve

Sending positive vibes for a speedy recovery and healing Niki VanKleef !!!!

Gabriela Aguilera

Johnny Medina

Cristian Ramos

Biata Esparza

Nina Flores

Miguel Barba Braulio Barba Viviana Barba

Omg we are glad you survived!!! We are praying for a speedy recovery!! Hopefully that jerk has good insurance!

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2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Our hearts go out to the Valenta family, our Brothers and Sisters at Vista Fire #local4107 and to the friends of Andy Valenta. Another tragic loss for our fire family. Rest In Peace Brother.
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Our hearts go out to the Valenta family, our Brothers and Sisters at Vista Fire #local4107 and to the friends of Andy Valenta. Another tragic loss for our fire family. Rest In Peace Brother.
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Prayers for the hearts of those who love Andy.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💙😇

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💙🚒

Praying for his family!

Sending prayers.🙏🙏🙏❤️

RIP Andy & Prayers For Your Family. Thank you for your service 🚒

🙏

So sorry for your loss we will keep you in our prayers

God bless his family at this time. Very sad and such a loss.

Wow. Such a sad time and huge loss! R.I.P.😞❤️

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3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

The average precipitation in our state for the past year, several months and the last week! We must always be prepared for wildfires in California. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #californiafirefighter #wildlandfirefighter ... See MoreSee Less

The average precipitation in our state for the past year, several months and the last week! We must always be prepared for wildfires in California. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #californiafirefighter #wildlandfirefighterImage attachmentImage attachment
3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Thank you Lisa Jean Ayala for all of the work you do. We wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Lisa Jean Ayala for all of the work you do. We wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!
3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Today, we find ourselves giving best wishes to Captain David Silva as he embarks on a new chapter of his life. Captain Silva has accepted a job with the City of Riverside as a firefighter paramedic. Dave was hired with the Colton Fire Department on October 22, 2007 as a firefighter paramedic. Dave has promoted thru the ranks and has served as a fire captain since July 2016. David had extensive involvement in our Fire Explorer program, training committee, training cadre and Honor Guard. He has served the city with Honor, Commitment and Integrity. Captain Silva will be missed. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we find ourselves giving best wishes to Captain David Silva as he embarks on a new chapter of his life. Captain Silva has accepted a job with the City of Riverside as a firefighter paramedic. Dave was hired with the Colton Fire Department on October 22, 2007 as a firefighter paramedic. Dave has promoted thru the ranks and has served as a fire captain since July 2016. David had extensive involvement in our Fire Explorer program, training committee, training cadre and Honor Guard. He has served the city with Honor, Commitment and Integrity.  Captain Silva will be missed. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefightersImage attachment

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Best Wishes Dave, you excel everywhere you go so this will be no different.

Congratulations 👏

Congratulations Capt Silva ! Riverside is lucky to have you! God bless you always !

Congratulations and good luck! Say hi to Kevin when you get there.

Congratulations David!

So sorry to see that you're leaving Colton Fire, Dave, but wish you much happiness at Riverside FD. Show 'em how it's done! ;-) Best wishes to you always!

Good luck sir 🇺🇸🚒

A great hard working man good luck my friend

Great man right there!

Congratulations!

I wish you all the best in your new adventures, you'll be very missed...

Welcome to Riverside! You are joining a great team!

Best wishes in the next Chapter Brother!

Good luck

Congrats Dave!

Congrats buddy will miss ya

Congratulations Captain Silva.

Thank You for so many years of dedication to our community. All the best to you and your family. Be safe always!

Sorry to see you leave Colton but Good luck captain Silva and congrats.

Good luck to you Captain Silva.

Congratulations!

Congratulations brother.

Congratulations Capt Silva. You will be greatly missed at Colton Fire Department.

Really going to miss you Dave!!! Give those young guys a run for their money!!

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3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire swore in three new employees today. We would like to welcome and introduce to you, Claire Kelly, Jake Gallagher & Miguel Gomez.
Claire Kelly has been a Colton Fire Explorer/Advisor since 2011. She has over six years of experience as a Paramedic/EMT. Claire also volunteered as a Mounted Posse Member for Riverside County for six years.
Jake Gallagher comes to us with over a year of Ambulance Operator Paramedic experience
with San Bernardino County Fire. Prior to that, he also worked as an EMT with AMR.
Miguel Gomez has almost four years of EMT and Paramedic experience with AMR. He is currently
completing coursework in Fire Technology at RCC.
We wish you all the best of luck!
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Congratulations!!!

Love them all!🤗🤗❤️

Congratulations to you all.

Congratulations Claire enjoy

Good job Jake, we’ll miss you.

Congratulations Claire

CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats to all of you!

Congratulations to all of you. ❤️🚒

And the legacy continues.... Congrats to all

Great for Colton FD

Congratulations to you all 👍👍

Welcome to the city of Colton. Congratulations to all three of u

Congratulations to all of you

Congratulations!

3 great additions to Colton Fire! Congratulations to all 3 of you.

Awesome 👌

Congratulations Miguel Gomez

Congratulations and welcome to Colton!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Congratulations Claire!!! Proud of you!

Congrats Claire

Congratulations Jake

Omg so proud of all of you guys Job well done 👍 all the hard work and sacrifices are paying off 💐

Welcome to Colton!

Congratulations

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4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

We would like to give a special shout-out to the wonderful dispatchers at Confire and Colton PD. These folks are the calming voices you hear during your most stressful time. Thank you for your service! Telecommunication week started today.

#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #confire #commcenter #coltonpd #weloveourdispatchers
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We would like to give a special shout-out to the wonderful dispatchers at Confire and Colton PD. These folks are the calming voices you hear during your most stressful time.  Thank you for your service! Telecommunication week started today. 

#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #confire #commcenter #coltonpd #weloveourdispatchers

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Thank you for recognizing us!

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Firefighters Reidel and Wood started on March 22, 2021. They
completed 14-days of training and go on shift this week. Today was their badge pinning that was attended by their families.
Welcome to Colton Fire Department firefighter paramedics Reidel and Wood!
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Firefighters Reidel and Wood started on March 22, 2021.  They 
 completed 14-days of training and go on shift this week.  Today was their badge pinning that was attended by their families.  
Welcome to Colton Fire Department firefighter paramedics Reidel and Wood!Image attachment

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Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations!

You're joining a good family. Congratulations

Congratulations,and welcome aboard 👍🏻

Congrats guys! Keep up the good work

Congratulations

Congratulations 👏 👏

Wonderful, Congratulations

Congratulations!!

Congratulations guys, sorry I missed it.

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1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

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We hope you all have a wonderful Easter. Please be safe!
1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Ladder work today for new hires Reidel and Wood. Continue training and give nothing less than 100%.
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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is happy to welcome two new Firefighter Paramedics.

Firefighters Reidel and Wood started on March 22, 2021. They will complete 14-days of training and go on shift the week of April 6. Both Firefighters will be on probation for one year. Their probation will consist of multiple training sessions and testing.

Good luck to Firefighters Reidel and Woods!
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Welcome to Colton firefighters, May God bless you all

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

@easealert has featured one of our own @coltonfiredept @coltonfirefighters Captain Santos Ease Alert is working on great new technology to reduce firefighter stress and cardiac emergencies on duty. Check out easealert.com ... See MoreSee Less

@easealert has featured one of our own @coltonfiredept @coltonfirefighters Captain Santos Ease Alert is working on great new technology to reduce firefighter stress and cardiac emergencies on duty. Check out easealert.com

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My man

Strong work Dave

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Your Colton Fire Department hopes you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! Please celebrate responsibly. ... See MoreSee Less

Your Colton Fire Department hopes you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!  Please celebrate responsibly.
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Members of your Colton Fire Department received in-service training on the Vision King Laryngoscopy. These laryngoscopes purchased with Cares grant monies through the SB County COVID IMT, have a color screen and provide a perfectly clear view of the vocal cords for intubation. #intubationmadeeasy #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Members of your Colton Fire Department received in-service training on the Vision King Laryngoscopy. These  laryngoscopes purchased with Cares grant monies through the SB County COVID IMT, have a color screen and provide a perfectly clear view of the vocal cords for intubation.  #intubationmadeeasy #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire along with Rialto ME205 responded to a residential structure fire in the 300 blk of Kelly Ln within the county pocket this morning. Several adults and a child was displaced and received assistance from Red Cross. No injuries occurred and the fire is currently under investigation by SB County Fire Investigators. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #rialtofire #local935 ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire along with Rialto ME205 responded to a residential structure fire in the 300 blk of Kelly Ln  within the county pocket this morning. Several adults and a child was displaced and received assistance from Red Cross. No injuries occurred and the fire is currently under investigation by SB County Fire Investigators.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #rialtofire #local935Image attachmentImage attachment
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton firefighters responded to detached garage fire on Rancho Ave today. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries to the residents or firefighters. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton firefighters responded to detached garage fire on Rancho Ave today. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries to the residents or firefighters. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units are working a fully involved detached garage fire in the 800 block of N. Rancho Ave. Rancho is closed at C St. to NB traffic. Please avoid the area. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire units are working a fully involved detached garage fire in the 800 block of N. Rancho Ave. Rancho is closed at C St. to NB traffic. Please avoid the area. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters  #coltonfdImage attachment

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Tela Rocker esta casa esta salada

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Firefighters jumped off the unit during a birthday drive-by to wish the young man a happy birthday and hand out a few helmets and stickers. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #happybirthday #birthdaydrivebyduringcovid ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Firefighters jumped off the unit during a birthday drive-by to wish the young man a happy birthday and hand out a few helmets and stickers. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #happybirthday #birthdaydrivebyduringcovidImage attachment

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God bless n protect Colton Firefighters! 🙏🏼

Awesome!!!!!

Heroic

It never seems to amaze me Colton fire department always goes above and beyond !!!!!

What great surprise.

You firefighters made the day for those kids, way to go!!

Happy Birthday 🎂

Thank you so much for coming by today. All the kids could not stop talking about it lol

Way to go Colton Fire!!

Way to go guys

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Another awesome job by Carlos Innovative Signs & Designs. ... See MoreSee Less

Another awesome job by Carlos Innovative Signs & Designs.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Nice truck! Does the license plate say MYFDOT😂😂😂😂

Another satisfied RAM (Dodge/ Mopar) customer... 👍🏻

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Another tragic loss of a brother to work related PTSD. Never be afraid to open up, talk or ask for help. It isn’t worth it. We are praying for you, your family and your extended Santa Clara Fire family. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #santaclaracityfirefighters #local1171 #local935 ... See MoreSee Less

Another tragic loss of a brother to work related PTSD.  Never be afraid to open up, talk or ask for help. It isn’t worth it.  We are praying for you, your family and your extended Santa Clara Fire family. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #santaclaracityfirefighters #local1171 #local935

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Praying for those who love him.

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to the family and the department. Hugs and prayers covering Mrs. Buzzell and his two kids..... So personal for me..... Lord I lift up Mrs. Buzzell and their kids. I ask that you’d wrap your arms around this family. Protect all the brothers and sisters affected by the loss of their brother. Remind them if they are struggling to reach out to get help. Be with all the family members that are involved with this family. Show them how to show Up and just sit with the family. Give them the time and resources to allow the family the time they need to grieve. Be with Troy’s department especially His crew. Remind them of the good times, the strength that Troy showed while he was at work or with his crew. Remind all firefighters and family that PSTD is real and affects many people. Lord I pray that you’d allow many men and woman opportunities to talk about the hard calls, process them and allow healing to take place . Thank you Lord for loving Troy. We thank you for what you’ll do in the next few weeks. In Jesus name. Amen.

Praying for his family and friends.

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Prayers for his family and friends. Prayers for all firefighters!!

So tragic🚒

Rest easy Sir..and THANK YOU for your service! 🙏

My condolences to his family 🙏🙏

😥

Lots of respect ‼️👩‍🚒♥️🇺🇸 my husband retired after 35 years serving colton

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