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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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On April 2nd Council Member Dr. G presented the City Talk “Community Impact Award” to longtime community volunteer Frances Weaver, receptionist at Fire Station 211. In lieu of a plaque, Frances used the funds that would have been used to purchase a plaque to purchase and donate four dog oxygen kits to Colton Fire Department and three kits to the Loma Linda Fire Department. These life saving doggy kits were provided by the Emma Zen Foundation.
Thank you Frances for all of your services to the community and for the generous donation.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #emmazenfoundation
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On April 2nd Council Member Dr. G presented the City Talk “Community Impact Award” to longtime community volunteer Frances Weaver, receptionist at Fire Station 211.  In lieu of a plaque, Frances used the funds that would have been used to purchase a plaque to purchase and donate four dog oxygen kits to Colton Fire Department and three kits to the Loma Linda Fire Department.  These life saving doggy kits were provided by the Emma Zen Foundation.
Thank you Frances for all of your services to the community and for the generous donation. 
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #emmazenfoundation

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Thanks Francis. Looking good, my little OSH GOSH, old man!

Frances is so sweet! She is the nicest person ever! 🙌

Captain Miller! Good man right there

Captain Miller!!!

Thank You Frances!!!

Carrie Bennett doggy oxygen kits! 😍🐾

Thank you Frances! How awesome

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Colton Fire along with mutual aid resources responded to a vegetation fire to the rear of 1401 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. this evening. The fire consumed roughly 5 acres of vegetation on a hillside. No structures were damaged and the cause of the fire is believed to be the result of use of fireworks. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire along with mutual aid resources responded to a vegetation fire to the rear of 1401 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. this evening. The fire consumed roughly 5 acres of vegetation on a hillside.  No structures were damaged and the cause of the fire is believed to be the result of use of fireworks. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachment

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Might want to fix the typo My. Vernon?

So the fire is put out ?

when are the morons going to learn??

I always call it Jap hill.good job

Thank You for what you do.

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Please welcome Armando Morales to your Colton Fire Department. Armando started on Monday and will go through a two week mini academy. Best of luck to you sir!
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935
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Please welcome Armando Morales to your Colton Fire Department. Armando started on Monday and will go through a two week mini academy. Best of luck to you sir!
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Congratulations Armando. Stay safe.

Congratulations Armando

Welcome to the brotherhood.

Congratulations 🎈🍾🎊

Armando will not know who all these old guys are!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Welcome Armondo!

Congratulations

Welcome to Colton!

Welcome!

Welcome!!

Nice smile

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Rest In Peace Brother. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #sanbernardinocountyfire

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Rip fellow Giordano. Thank you for your services as a first responder. My condolences to friends and family

RIP

Five years ago today, we said goodbye to FF Paramedic Jamie Wixon. If you only knew how often your name comes up during conversations. You are truly missed brother. Rest In Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

Five years ago today, we said goodbye to FF Paramedic Jamie Wixon. If you only knew how often your name comes up during conversations. You are truly missed brother. Rest In Peace.

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Amen. A more positive Brother you could not meet. We called it “Wixonomics”… I had the privilege to work with him and to spend some quality time with him once we were retired. I wish I had taken the time to get to know him earlier in my career.

Some of the best times at 214 with Jamie! I will never forget a structure fire we were working in 212s area… fire knocked down and Jamie using his cell while the rest of us had our BAs hooked up. We got a good laugh out of that one.

Knew him at my time at SB COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Always smiling

Can't believe it's been 5 years. His family is still in our prayers. 🙏

He definitely was a special guy. He could make you laugh and was an awesome guy! I miss you man!

RIP sir. Your Fire family misses you.

RIP Jamie 🙏🏽

Wixonnomics… I miss this guy

Bless your spirit. 💓

So many memories of working with this guy!

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2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Three years ago today, we tragically loss a brother. Rest In Peace Engineer Ryan Foulks. ... See MoreSee Less

Three years ago today, we tragically loss a brother. Rest In Peace Engineer Ryan Foulks.

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Thank you for your service Ryan Foulks. May I Rest In Peace

Rest in Peace Ryan! You are missed by all. It came up on my fb memories today of your passing. I will never forget when I found out. Prayers going out to the Foulks family today! Love you all.

Never forgotten. My boy watching cartoons at 211 with Ryan 💔

Jessica Foulks ❤❤ sending hugs to you and your girls

R.I.P

RIP

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3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton’s Battalion 403 and Battalion 912A from San Manuel are working as Task Force Leaders on the Beckwourth Complex on the Plumas National Forest. The fire made some good runs but we were able to keep them in check. The fire is currently mapped at 24,525 and 11% contained. ... See MoreSee Less

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Be safe firefighters

Be safe. Last I heard it's at 61k acres

Thank you and be safe

You be safe out there!

4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Redlands Fire Department. ... See MoreSee Less

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this is so wrong. maybe one day you'll need help from fire dept.

With all the disrespect towards our Brothers in Blue, It was only a matter of time… Society needs to wake up & turn these low lifes in before there’s no Police and Fire to answer your 911 calls… 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

What a fuck tard people are fucking assholes

4 weeks ago
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Congratulations to you all!😊👨‍🚒🚒🧯🔥

Congratulations!

Congratulations…

4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!

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When are all these illegal fireworks going to stop!

Happy Independence Day!

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

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So good to see you are catching those bringing illegal and dangerous fireworks into the county! Spent my time chasing fires caused by these items!

Great job!

Thank you Great work!

Where do these people get this illegal stuff?!

Great Work!!

Great work

Thank you.

Great job

Love it

Good job!

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1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations Captain David Humphrey, Engineer Jake Zavosky and Engineer Joey Armendarez on your promotions. Continue to learn, train and mentor. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #promotions ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations

Congratulations!

Donnie Morales Lorissa Morales cousin Joey 🥰🥰

Congrats!!!!!

Congratulations Joey Jr.!! 🎉🎉🎉

Congratulations to all! Way to go Humpty dump🤪and that BC is sure a good looking man!😂

Congrats Jr and the rest of the gentlemen!!

Congratulations to all

Congratulations to all!

Great job Gentlemen

Congrats to all!

Congratulations to all of you!!!

Congratulations

Congrats Jr!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations

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1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units along with Mutual Aid from Loma Linda, Redlands, Riverside City and San Bernardino County Fire Department’s are working a vegetation fire in La Loma Hills. The fire was held to 4 acres, but mop up is expected to take up to six hours to break down the mulch pile. Crews will be monitoring the fire all night. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you! We could smell it but didn't know where it was.

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

We would like to thank our friends from Faithway Fellowship Church of the Nazarene for the veggies they delivered to Fire Station One. Crews whipped up some delicious Cauliflower Buffalo Wings and pepper veggie stuffed Zucchini. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #thankyou #community #Faithwayfellowshipchurxhofthenazarene ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to thank our friends from Faithway Fellowship Church of the Nazarene for the veggies they delivered to Fire Station One. Crews whipped up some delicious Cauliflower Buffalo Wings and pepper veggie stuffed Zucchini. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #thankyou #community #FaithwayfellowshipchurxhofthenazareneImage attachmentImage attachment

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oh yummy, you all need to write up a cookbook and sell it as a fundraiser, :)

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Please welcome three new Firefighter Paramedics to your Colton Fire Department. Michael Hazlett, Shaughn Hill and Colton Glandorff were sworn in this morning and started their mini academy. All three of them bring something different and several years of EMT and EMT-P experience with other agencies. Best of luck to you gentlemen.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newhires #probies #bringiton
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Please welcome three new Firefighter Paramedics to your Colton Fire Department. Michael Hazlett, Shaughn Hill and Colton Glandorff were sworn in this morning and started their mini academy.  All three of them bring something different and several years of EMT and EMT-P experience with other agencies. Best of luck to you gentlemen.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newhires #probies #bringitonImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations Michael!! from family in Oklahoma.

Congratulations to you all! Colton Glandorff, we're very proud of you!😊🚒

Congrats Michael we are proud 👩‍🦱

That's great congratulations Michael

Congratulations, and welcome to the Colton Family. I’ve only been gone six months and there’s so many faces I will not know!

Colton! Isn't that cool, welcome all!

Congratulations and welcome!

Be safe guy's..

Can't wait to meet all of the new personnel!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations!

Congratulations.

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎉

Best wishes Gentlemen!

Congrats Michael Hazlett, Colton, and Shaughn!

Congrats

🤗 Welcome!!!

Awesome

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Excessive Heat is headed our way. Please take the proper precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors in air conditioned areas if possible. Don’t forget about your fur babies. Make sure your pets water bowls are full and they have shade. #excessiveheat #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Excessive Heat is headed our way. Please take the proper precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors in air conditioned areas if possible. Don’t forget about your fur babies. Make sure your pets water bowls are full and they have shade. #excessiveheat #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Can’t stress this enough! Please don’t use illegal fireworks.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltomfire
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Can’t stress this enough! Please don’t use illegal fireworks.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltomfire

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The firehouse on Rancho says ALL are prohibited... Is this true??

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Investigators were out again last weekend working with other agencies trying to keep your 4th of July Safe and Sane. More illegal fireworks were taken off the streets and more citations were written. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Investigators were out again last weekend working with other agencies trying to keep your 4th of July Safe and Sane.  More illegal fireworks were taken off the streets and more citations were written.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane

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Good job colton fire department next time check N Grand Street

Keep up the good work ty

Good job, thank you!

Thanks to all involved.

Somebody is MAAaaaddddDDDD😡 😡 😂🤣🤣🤣

Thanks!

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units working a fire under the EB10 freeway at the Santa Ana River. This area provides shade and shelter for the homeless, but often become a large trash collection site and catch fire.
Working on the freeway in smokey conditions creates a serious safety concern for our personnel. Please slow down and merge away from emergency vehicles.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
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Colton Fire units working a fire under the EB10 freeway at the Santa Ana River. This area provides shade and shelter for the homeless, but often become a large trash collection site and catch fire. 
Working on the freeway in smokey conditions creates a serious safety concern for our personnel. Please slow down and merge away from emergency vehicles.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Your Colton Fire Investigators continue to work with San Bernardino County Fire Prevention Bureau in reducing the amount of illegal fireworks brought into the county and state. Over the weekend of May 22nd, Firework Interdiction Team Members confiscated roughly 5,500lbs of illegal fireworks and wrote 19, $1,250 citations. We will continue this effort through July 4th.

We sympathize with your frustration over the use of illegal fireworks and we are doing our best to help mitigate the problem.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #keepitsafeandsane
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Your Colton Fire Investigators continue to work with San Bernardino County Fire Prevention Bureau in reducing the amount of illegal fireworks brought into the county and state. Over the weekend of May 22nd, Firework Interdiction Team Members confiscated roughly 5,500lbs of illegal fireworks and wrote 19, $1,250 citations. We will continue this effort through July 4th.

We sympathize with your frustration over the use of illegal fireworks and we are doing our best to help mitigate the problem.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #keepitsafeandsane

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Hopefully the judges won’t throw out or reduce the fines. Back in the early 2000’s, they just dismiss the case.

Thank you for keeping us safe and taking these illegal fireworks. I think their fines should be a lot higher though.

Awesome 👍

Thank you!!!!

Thank you!

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of today’s incident at LACoFD. Rest In Peace to the Engineer that lost his life and hoping for a speedy recovery for the Captain involved. ... See MoreSee Less

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of today’s incident at LACoFD. Rest In Peace to the Engineer that lost his life and hoping for a speedy recovery for the Captain involved.
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Rest In Peace Sir and thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

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MAY HE REST IN PEACE. THANKYOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW.

Thank you for ur service❤️ my condolences and prayers to your family🙏🏻 R. I. P.

My condolences to his family 🙏💔

I’m glad the suspect was taken out! Condolences to family and police department

RIP Sir. Thank you for your Service... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for the family and the Sheriff’s family too.

💙🙏💙

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Honoring those that made the ultimate sacrifice. ... See MoreSee Less

Honoring those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Last night, Colton Fire units responded to the area of Riverside Ave. and Miguel Bustamante for a fire. Upon their arrival, they found a fully involved camping trailer fire in close proximity to the Santa Ana River. Crews kept the fire from getting into the vegetation.
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Last night, Colton Fire units responded to the area of Riverside Ave. and Miguel Bustamante for a fire. Upon their arrival, they found a fully involved camping trailer fire in close proximity to the Santa Ana River. Crews kept the fire from getting into the vegetation.
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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Today, your Colton Fire Department hosted live fire training in preparation for the up coming fire season. We burned approximately 10 acres in the La Loma Hills area of the city. A special thanks to Chief Gillette of Loma Linda Fire for his assistance in coordinating the burn. This drill was attended by several local agencies including: Chino Fire, Loma Linda Fire, Ontario Fire, Rialto Fire, Redlands Fire, San Manuel Fire, San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire.
Photo credit goes out to 564 Fire Photo.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #FC7 #wildlandtraining #local935
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Thank you! Any plans to do reche canyon?

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Just another reminder that your Colton Fire Department along with surrounding fire agencies will be in La Loma Hills training tomorrow. Fire & smoke may be seen.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
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Just another reminder that your Colton Fire Department along with surrounding fire agencies will be in La Loma Hills training tomorrow. Fire & smoke may be seen. 
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Today was the final day of Colton Fires first ever engineers academy. Steven, Jake, Servando and Joey spent the last 80 hours learning the trades of an apparatus operator. The department would like to thank the training cadre for their knowledge, time and all of the hard work they put into the program to make it a success.
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Congratulations!

Congratulations

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Colton Fire Explorer Preston Carlson for completing Crafton Hills Fire Academy. The academy ran from January 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021. Preston will graduate from the Academy this weekend. You are entering the best profession in the world. Continue to make us proud.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #craftonhillsfireacademy #chiefalder
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Congratulations to Colton Fire Explorer Preston Carlson for completing Crafton Hills Fire Academy.  The academy ran from January 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021. Preston will graduate from the Academy this weekend. You are entering the best profession in the world. Continue to make us proud.
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Congratulations Preston!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Point him our direction next!!!!

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Firefighters are on scene of a well involved double-wide mobile home fire on the 2200 block W. Mill St. All occupants were able to evacuate without injuries. Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire, Loma Linda Fire and San Manuel Fire.
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Colton Firefighters are on scene of a well involved double-wide mobile home fire on the 2200 block W.  Mill St.  All occupants were able to evacuate without injuries.  Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire,  Loma Linda Fire and San Manuel Fire.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters

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Sending prayers 🙏

This is really going on by the house Estela Perez Pedroza ???

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Public Advisory for an upcoming prescribed training burn in the La Loma Hills area. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #prescribedburn ... See MoreSee Less

Public Advisory for an upcoming prescribed training burn in the La Loma Hills area.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #prescribedburn
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