RECHE CANYON AND LA LOMA HILLS ARE FIREWORK-FREE ZONES



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

FACEBOOK NEWS

Colton Fire responded to reported transformer explosions and lines down in the area of the 900 block of Vista Way. Power to residents and businesses east of Mt. Vernon will be affected. Colton Electric is on scene making repairs. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonelectric ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Colton Fire units responded to a swift water rescue at Mt. Vernon and M St. A single pick up truck was found in stuck in three feet of water in the Santa Ana River. Both, the driver and passenger self extricated. The vehicle however remains stuck in the river.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #swiftwaterrescue #turnarounddon’tdrown
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Colton Fire units responded to a swift water rescue at Mt. Vernon and M St. A single pick up truck was found in stuck in three feet of water in the Santa Ana River. Both, the driver and passenger self extricated. The vehicle however remains stuck in the river.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #swiftwaterrescue #turnarounddon’tdrown

Wildfires of the 1970s changed the way emergencies are managed. FIRESCOPE was developed during this time to organize resources.

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5 days ago

City of Colton Fire

We are heartbroken over this tragic incident. Our sincere condolences go out to the families and to the @Appleton fire and Police Departments. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #tragicincidents

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Sick people in this world.

Colton Fire is now accepting applications for entry / lateral Firefighter Paramdeics. Please use one of the links for application and follow the information on the flyer for submital.
www.ci.colton.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=172
www.lomalinda-ca.gov/our_city/public_notices/employment_opportunities/firefighter_paramedic
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #nowhiring #firefighterjobs
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Colton Fire is now accepting applications for entry / lateral Firefighter Paramdeics. Please use one of the links for application and follow the information on the flyer for submital.
http://www.ci.colton.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=172
http://www.lomalinda-ca.gov/our_city/public_notices/employment_opportunities/firefighter_paramedic
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #nowhiring #firefighterjobsImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Chase Seamons

Jaime Perez

Fire sprinklers save lives. Reducing the risk to the members of our community is our top priority. Please consider installing a sprinkler system in your home. These systems are often accompanied by a reduction in homeowners insurance rates. #coltonfire #firefighter #firesprinklerssavelives #nationalfiresprinklerassociation #coltonfirefighters #communityriskreduction ... See MoreSee Less

“City Council adopted a resolution on May 7, 2019 prohibiting all fireworks, including Safe and Sane fireworks in Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills. The attached map shows the boundaries where all fireworks are prohibited. Setting off any fireworks in the areas identified by the attached map will result in a fine of $1,500 for the first offence and for a second offence in a twenty-four month period preceding a first offence, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000, or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
Flyers are available at any Colton Fire Station, Community Center, Library and City Hall.
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“City Council adopted a resolution on May 7, 2019 prohibiting all fireworks, including Safe and Sane fireworks in Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills.  The attached map shows the boundaries where all fireworks are prohibited.  Setting off any fireworks in the areas identified by the attached map will result in a fine of $1,500 for the first offence and for a second offence in a twenty-four month period preceding a first offence, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000, or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
Flyers are available at any Colton Fire Station, Community Center, Library and  City Hall.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #useoffireworks

 

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Colton is really going up in smoke with this one........but everyone keeps electing the same individuals year after

I wish they would just ban them for the whole city. It’s gotten to the point where I dread 4th of July. Safe & sane we ok, but the ones that sound like bombs are terrible

What about us? We’re screwed!🎇

People will STILL shoot off fireworks wherever they want!

Will there still be a firework stand in the Staters parking lot selling “Safe & Sane” fireworks?

How can I get a stack of flyers with this new policy? I would like to pass them out in my neighborhood.

its not yet 4th of July and some of my neighbors they start it, really makes me mad bc i've 3 small dogs (living inside of the house) and one of them, i've to keep her on my arms just bc this ugly people😠😠😠😠😭🐕💕

Bob Bennett

Linda Miranda 😱

Guess were out of luck Debbie Kairis-Wright.

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Colton Fire units are working a vehicle fire in the vegetation at Fogg St. and Congress. Vegetation fire was held to a quarter acre. The vehicle had approximately 100 rounds of shotgun shells in the back seat that were exploding, slightly hampering the efforts to extinguish the vehicle fire.
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Colton Fire units are working a vehicle fire in the vegetation at Fogg St. and Congress. Vegetation fire was held to a quarter acre. The vehicle had approximately 100 rounds of shotgun shells in the back seat that were exploding, slightly hampering the efforts to extinguish the vehicle fire.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #vegetationfire

 

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I know how this happened; The car that's burning was going too fast for the curve, it went off the road and into the ditch, then it came up on the opposite side and it caught vegetation and debris underneath and that caught fire...…. I know because I used to live at the last house, where there are metal and concrete tubes placed and we lost plenty a car that was parked outside...….

Who’s owns the property?

Be careful guys

#howsyourkevlar?

Christopher Lira

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A single vehicle crashed into a structure on the 1000 block of South Mt.Vernon. Two occupants within the structure were treated for minor injuries. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd ... See MoreSee Less

A single vehicle crashed into a structure on the 1000 block of South Mt.Vernon. Two occupants within the structure were treated for minor injuries.  #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd

Wishing all of the mothers out there A Happy Mother's Day! #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #happymothersday #specialwomen ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing all of the mothers out there A Happy Mothers Day! #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #happymothersday #specialwomen

Want to save a life? Learn these three simple steps to stopping the bleed. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #stopthebleed #savealife ... See MoreSee Less

Want to save a life? Learn these three simple steps to stopping the bleed. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #stopthebleed #savealife

 

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Great things to know. To learn these life saving techniques there is a free class at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Here is the link to sign up for the next class. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-copy-of-copy-of-copy-of-bleeding-control-basics-tickets-59196912559?aff=eand

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire will be hiring in the near future. Applications will be taken for: Entry / Lateral Firefighter Paramedic, In-House / Lateral Fire Engineer and In-House / Lateral Fire Captain. Please follow our page for more details. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #hiring #firefighterjobs ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire will be hiring in the near future. Applications will be taken for: Entry / Lateral Firefighter Paramedic, In-House / Lateral Fire Engineer and In-House / Lateral Fire Captain. Please follow our page for more details. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #hiring #firefighterjobs

 

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Jorge Castillo

Nica Vasquez look whose hiring..

Zierra Smith for Mao

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Please enjoy your day responsibly. Don't drink and and drive. Use a DD, Uber or Lyft.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cincodemayo #staysafe
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Please enjoy your day responsibly. Dont drink and and drive. Use a DD, Uber or Lyft. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cincodemayo #staysafe

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Happy International Firefighters Day! We will always be here for you.
#coltonfire #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfd #internationalappreciationday #internationalfirefighterappreciationday
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Thank you God bless you all

You guys are amazing!

Thank U for All U do!! 🔥🚒🚒

Thank you!

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

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Thank you for sharing!

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Tradition and culture is an important part of the fire service, so today, the Colton Fire Department started a new tradition to be carried on for years. When we put new apparatus into service, the first wash before it going into service will be done by members of the department utilizing the tank water from the unit it will be replacing. Today, our new brush engine went into service. The unit that has served the city well over the last 20 years will go into reserve status and serve the LaLoma Hills area of Colton. A special thanks to the Equipment Committee Members that spent many hours developing the specs to meet our needs.
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Wonderful ❣️ people

Kudos to our wonderful fire department.

Tradition started when the horses were washed and groomed on arrival to a new station long before motorized apparatus.

Neat tradition! ❤️🚒

Awesome job!!!

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

A few more photos of our guys working at the incident in Ontario today. Great work by all agencies involved today! #coltonfire #coltonfire #coltonfd #ontariofire #mutualaid ... See MoreSee Less

A few more photos of our guys working at the incident in Ontario today. Great work by all agencies involved today! #coltonfire #coltonfire #coltonfd #ontariofire #mutualaidImage attachment

 

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Great job guys. Keep it up. Always 🙏 for your safety. The guys who always help me reach stuff from the top shelf in Stater Brothers on Washington . Thank you.

Good job I work in Ontario and I seen all the smoke glad that our firefighters are home and safe 💯❤️

God bless our firefighters!! There job is not easy . Thank you God for keeping them safe. Thank you CFD for keeping us all safe and always putting your lives on the line for us all. #CORONAFIREFIGHTERSKICKASS

We have the very best fire department, hands down.

One of my favorite captains to run with!

Thank you

😥👨‍🚒👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Good job

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Medic Engine 213 assisting on a 4 alarm structure fire in Ontario #coltonfire #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfirefighters #ontariofire #ranchocucamongafiredept #firefighter #californiafirefighter ... See MoreSee Less

Medic Engine 213 assisting on a 4 alarm structure fire in Ontario #coltonfire #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfirefighters #ontariofire #ranchocucamongafiredept #firefighter #californiafirefighter

 

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I never saw any of the Airport vehicles on this one Dan!

The one on State St?

First month Engineer, he got the job done baby!

Interesting spot.

BTW..... nice front suction spotting job !!!

Heather Knight

Thank you.

Get some boys!!!!

Wonderful Job Colton

Nice spot

Awesome!

Bob Bennett were you the one asking?

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Staying informed on the ever changing technology is a must. How will these new solar panels impact our tactics on the fire ground? #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredepartment #firefighter #solar ... See MoreSee Less

Staying informed on the ever changing technology is a must. How will these new solar panels impact our tactics on the fire ground? #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredepartment #firefighter #solar

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Captain Novak, Engineer Tarcon and FFPM Palmer representing Colton Fire today at Colton's Relay for Life. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #relayforlife #yellowjackets ... See MoreSee Less

Captain Novak, Engineer Tarcon and FFPM Palmer representing Colton Fire today at Coltons Relay for Life. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #relayforlife #yellowjackets

 

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Make Sure Captain Novak don’t get his stinger out of Joint😂😂😂🤗. Gotta love it. Halloween is in 5 months just about. Makes a great Halloween costume !

Make a calendar 😂

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