Two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. November 14-15 in Colton, CA

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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19 hours ago

City of Colton Fire

A photo of Colton Fire Department’s ME213 providing mutual aid at a fire in Montecito, Ca. during 2017 fire storms. Picture is courtesy of Firerescue1 magazine. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid #firerescue1 #montecito ... See MoreSee Less

A photo of Colton Fire Department’s ME213 providing mutual aid at a fire in Montecito, Ca. during 2017 fire storms. Picture is courtesy of Firerescue1 magazine. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid #firerescue1 #montecito

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Tom DeBellis Brian Kalousek

Members of the Colton Fire Department Equipment Committee traveled to the KME factory in Nesquehoning, PA to complete a final inspection on our new pumper. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #KME ... See MoreSee Less

Members of the Colton Fire Department Equipment Committee traveled to the KME factory in Nesquehoning, PA to complete a final inspection on our new pumper. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #KME

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Congratulations City of Colton! Thanks for specc’ing the FireTech Brow Light!

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏❣️🎉🎉🎉❣️❣️👏👏👏👏👏👏 Beautiful ❤️!

Very Nice!!!

She's a beauty!🚒

214 don't need a new rig. It should go to 213

Did you guys piggyback off of los Angels fire dept ?

Wow when do I get to take it for a drive

Which station is getting this rig?

Nice

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Johnny Delarosa

Major traffic accident on the WB10 freeway between Rancho Ave. and Pepper Ave. Colton Fire, San Bernardino County Fire, AMR along with a HERT Team from ARMC on scene working to extricate patients.
#coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire
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Major traffic accident on the WB10 freeway between Rancho Ave. and Pepper Ave. Colton Fire, San Bernardino County Fire, AMR along with a HERT Team from ARMC on scene working to extricate patients.
#coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire

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Is there any update on the victim that was pinned on the F150, did he survive?

How often is HERT deployed?

Somebody knows what’s happening?

Early Thursday morning, Colton Fire units responded to a well involved residential structure fire on the 1300 block of N. Tejon. A transitional attack was used to cool the fire and allow firefighters to make an interior attack while other crew members protected the adjacent structure. Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire @local935. While crews were busy with this fire, @lomalindafire and @rialtofirefighters3688 provided coverage for our citizens. The fire is currently under investigation.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd
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Early Thursday morning, Colton Fire units responded to a well involved residential structure fire on the 1300 block of N. Tejon. A transitional attack was used to cool the fire and allow firefighters to make an interior attack while other crew members protected the adjacent structure. Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire @local935. While crews were busy with this fire, @lomalindafire and @rialtofirefighters3688 provided coverage for our citizens. The fire is currently under investigation. 
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd

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Transitional...well done !

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Daylight savings time ends tomorrow morning at 0200 hours. Don't forget to change your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight and change the battery in your smoke detectors. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #changeyourbattery #daylightsavingsiscomingtoanend ... See MoreSee Less

Daylight savings time ends tomorrow morning at 0200 hours. Dont forget to change your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight and change the battery in your smoke detectors. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #changeyourbattery #daylightsavingsiscomingtoanend

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Your Colton Firefighter’s have been extremely busy today. Crews are on a preposition assignment, battling vegetation fires in Jurupa and Colton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Praying for all of you God bless you

Where in Colton?? Hopefully not in Reche Canyon.....

Praying for our awesome Colton firefighters and all firefighters. Thank you and be safe!👨🏻‍🚒👨🏽‍🚒

All Firefighters are awesome they deserve our respect and our prayers 🙏🏼,, Jehova help us all ❤️

I pray for safety for all firefighters.

Thank you for your bravery. And being hero's that you are. Be safe praying for all of you

Praying 🙏 for all of them, great people those firefighters!👏👏😀

Thank you for keeping us safe.

Thank you for your service & just be safe.

God please keep our firefighters safe🙏

Thank you for all your help! Where is the vegetation fire in Colton?

With thanks and prayers for you all !!

Be safe! Thank you for all your hard work! See ya soon!

thank you and be safe

Keeping all of our brave men and women in prayer 🙏.... thank you 💕

Prayers for their safety

Thank you!!!! Keeping you all in our daily prayers.

Stay brave, stay safe and be careful! ❤️

Praying for all the brave first responders

Prayers!

Prayers being said for all fire fighters 👨‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒 battling all these fires 🔥 🙏🏼

Stay safe. Thank you all

Thank you 🙏🏼 stay safe !

Thank you so so much!!!!!!

Kudos to all of you...❤️

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @inland_counties_ems_agency (@get_regrann) - On October 24, 2019 at ICEMA’s Medical Advisory Committee, we had the honor of recognizing @coltonfiredept ME 212 and ME 213 personnel.
In July, ME 212 responded to an incident with CPR in progress and ME 213 was added to the incident. Upon arrival, patient was pulseless and apneic. Personnel began HP CPR and placed patient on the EKG monitor. Patient was in V-Fib and was defibrillated with no change. Personnel remained on scene for 29 minutes with continued HP CPR and patient was defibrillated an additional 5 times with sudden spike of ETCO2 to 46 with last defibrillation. Patient had achieved ROSC and was transported to a STEMI center. Patient was discharged with no deficits!! After the incident, during QI, it was found that the manual compression fraction rate was 90%! Amazing.
The following personnel were recognized (though some were not able to make it due to a 🔥)
ME 212
Captain Jeff Miller
Engineer Shaun Tarcon
FF/PM Nate Palmer
ME 213
Captain Luke Granger
Engineer Jon Engle
FF/PM Steve Sands
ICEMA is proud to have such outstanding providers! Thank you all for what you do!
#outcomesmatter #andyougetROSCandyougetROSCandyougetROSC #stayingontopoftraining - #regrann
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Amazing story! Our community is blessed to have each one of you as responders. ❤️🙏👍👏👏

Outstanding is right!! Thank you!

Awesome job!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Awesome job!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Nice job guys!!!❤❤🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏

Good job Colton fireman🔥🔥😍

Awesome

Awesome

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Another round of Santa Ana winds will arrive tonight around 11:00 pm. This wind event has triggered a Red Flag alert and wind conditions are expected to be extreme. This event will last thru Thursday. If you live in the interface and a fire breaks out, be prepared to evacuate if requested to do so. Remember "Ready, Set, Go". #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #redflagwarning #readysetgo ... See MoreSee Less

Another round  of Santa Ana winds will arrive tonight around 11:00 pm. This wind event has triggered a Red Flag alert and wind conditions are expected to be extreme. This event will last thru Thursday. If you live in the interface and a fire breaks out, be prepared to evacuate if requested to do so. Remember Ready, Set, Go. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #redflagwarning #readysetgo

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Where is the interface? We live in Reche Canyon. Thank you.

We're always prepared to leave. We keep a bugout bag ready for each member of the family and keep blankets and coats in the car year round. Also those small warming candles in case of breaking down in cold weather.

Prayers for all ❤️

Thank you

Breanna Hall

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Never forget. May you all Rest In Peace.
#coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire
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Never forget. May you all Rest In Peace.
#coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire

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Our prayers to the families ,friends and colleagues of these awesome people. Our Thanks to them all for there service.! 🙏

Me, Lodarski and Miller were there!😢😢

RIP🙏🏽

🙏❤️

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

A Red Flag Warning will occur in Colton and the Inland Empire Thursday-Friday. Additional staffing of fire engines for the region will begin tonight in preparation for the event. ... See MoreSee Less

A Red Flag Warning will occur in Colton and the Inland Empire Thursday-Friday.  Additional staffing of fire engines for the region will begin tonight in preparation for the event.

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

We are hosting a comprehensive course Nov 14th and 15th. Sign up today. Link is in our bio and at www.coltonfire.com it for more information call Captain David Santos @ 951-218-4772 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

We are hosting a comprehensive course. Sign up now, link is in our bio and at www.coltonfire.com for more information call Captain David Santos @ 951-218-4772 ... See MoreSee Less

We are hosting a comprehensive course. Sign up now, link is in our bio and at www.coltonfire.com for more information call Captain David Santos @ 951-218-4772

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Doing a walk on Nov 16th in Florida in memory of Ryan Foulks

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Second command vehicle completed by Innovative Signs & Design. Carlos always makes us happy. Thank You Innovative! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #innovativesignsdesign ... See MoreSee Less

Second command vehicle completed by Innovative Signs & Design. Carlos always makes us happy. Thank You Innovative! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #innovativesignsdesignImage attachment

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Thank you for allowing us to take care of your vehicles. We are honored 😊

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Department will be hosting a Suicide Intervention course. This class is for current Peer Support Personnel, Chaplains and Clinicians who work with Fire and Police. This training is grant funded and free of cost for attendees. Please visit coltonfire.com for the link to sign up. ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Department will be hosting a Suicide Intervention course. This class is for current Peer Support Personnel, Chaplains and Clinicians who work with Fire and Police. This training is grant funded and free of cost for attendees. Please visit coltonfire.com for the link to sign up.

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units on scene of a ruptured high pressure natural gas line in the 700 block. S. Berry St. Please avoid the area as the street is closed.
Remember not to dig until Dig Alert has been notified and has your lines marked. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #digalert
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Colton Fire units on scene of a ruptured high pressure natural gas line in the 700 block. S. Berry St.  Please avoid the area as the street is closed. 
Remember not to dig until Dig Alert has been notified and has your lines marked. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #digalertImage attachment

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Praying for safety for all.😣

We just used Dig Alert for a small 2' hole we were digging in the front yard. They were very quick, polite and efficient. And free. Some lines are very close to the surface. We learned a lot.

That's my old stomping grounds. Hope everything works out for everyone.

Scary!

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

UPDATE: The Fire is over 200 acres and burning to the northeast. There is still no immediate threat to Colton.

There is a large fire burning in the Pigeon Pass area of Moreno Valley. Riverside County Fire units are on scene at this along with aircraft. There will be drift smoke in the Reche Canyon area, but there is no immediate threat at this time to Colton residents. We will do our best to keep you informed as the fire progresses. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd
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What is the current situation around Reche Canyon in Colton?

hot breaks omg how something so small makes so much damage . I hope everyone is safe. thank you to call first responders that are putting their life's on the line . Highly respect please be safe and careful out there . lord watch over all that are fighting this fire bring them home save in your powerful name AMEN

Smelling smoke all night and all morning. Is the fire still going? Or am I smelling the gas from Berry St.? I live around the corner from that location That was posted a few days ago.

Thank you for the updates and thank you too for all your dedication and hard work. You all are appreciated❣️

Can we get some road closed to through traffic signs put out while the south end of the canyon is closed?

Fire is on Old Reche Canyon Road East of Reche Vista - supposedly started by a vehicles hot brakes. Currently it’s moving East.

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Red Flag warning for San Bernardino area tomorrow starting at 0300 Thursday morning lasting through 1800 Friday evening due to high winds and low humidity.
Edison is also considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff for cities surrounding Colton. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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Red Flag warning for San Bernardino area tomorrow starting at 0300 Thursday morning lasting through 1800 Friday evening due to high winds and low humidity. 
Edison is also considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff for cities surrounding Colton. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters (@get_regrann) - Please join us for our annual Open House/ Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 26th. All are welcome.
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#pancakebreakfast #openhouse #firestation #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredepartment - #regrann
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Reposted from @coltonfirefighters (@get_regrann)  -  Please join us for our annual Open House/ Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 26th.  All are welcome.
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#pancakebreakfast #openhouse #firestation #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredepartment  - #regrann

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Pero trabajo de 7 a 3:30 sabados y domingos😞

Quiero ir

Virginia Yancey

Melisa Alcantara 👀

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Firefighters worked on size ups, tactics and strategies along with command and control skills with our new wildland simulator table top. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #wildlandfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Department Breast Cancer T-Shirts are now available to the public. Shirts are $20.00 ea. These new shirts come in a womens cut as well. Most of the proceeds will be going to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Contact Steve Vallez at svallez@confire.org. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #breastcancerawareness ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Department Breast Cancer T-Shirts are now available to the public. Shirts are $20.00 ea. These new shirts come in a womens cut as well.  Most of the proceeds will be going to the Susan G. Komen  foundation. Contact Steve Vallez at svallez@confire.org. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #breastcancerawareness

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Where do we purchase the T-shirts?

Do they ship overseas? We're at Ramstein AFB in Germany 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️

Where in Colton do we stop by get one?

Do you take credit cards #coltonfire ?

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire will be wearing uniform shirts with PINK lettering and our engines will display the PINK ribbon for breast cancer awareness month.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #breastcancerawareness
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Colton Fire will be wearing uniform shirts with PINK lettering and our engines will display the PINK ribbon for breast cancer awareness month. 
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #breastcancerawareness

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Great cause. Thanks for always being so supportive of all things great in our community

Awesome 🎗🎗😀

What a great thing you guys are doing g👍🏼🎀

That's such a nice thing to do.😉

Awesome

Sweet!!

Coole Aktion. Ich hatte selbst 2014 Brustkrebs. Grüsse aus Deutschland 😘🤗

thanks for all the support

Nice!

Omg you fireman are so funny you guys are having way to much fun

Nice

❤️🙏🏼

👍👍💞👍👍

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Today we celebrated the life of Retired Battalion Chief Craig White. It was a beautiful ceremony and well attended. Our sincere condolences go out to the White family once again. Rest assured, your fire family is here for you if you need anything. Rest In Peace Chief, we will take it from here! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #chiefwhite #CANCERSUCKS ... See MoreSee Less

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RIP Battalion Chief Craig White! You were a great person and an awesome firefighter throughout your entire career.. My heart goes out to Craig's family and friends. My sincerest condolences to the Colton fire Department family for your loss. Craig will be missed by all, but not forgotten. God bless the family and all his fellow brothers!

It was a good, but sad event. Nice to see a lot of retirees pay respect.

RIP Graig...thank you so very much for your service ❤

Thank you for sharing this today. RIP Craig!

Always proud of our CPF pipes & drums....RIP Chief 🇺🇸 Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

It was such a beautiful service. Thank you all so very much. Words at not enough. ❤

Love you Don Benfield! So sorry for you’re loss! Miss you and Dave Benfield so much!

Rest In Paradise Craig! 🙏🤗🙏

RIP Craig🚒

RIP Craig

RIP Craig

Sorry we missed it had my daughter in the hospital major surgery ♥️😔 R,I,P Craig White ❤️nice to see all our retirees pay respect ♥️ very beautiful‼️👌🏼🚒👨🏻‍🚒

Pipes and Drums , what a great part of the service. 👏🏻

Will miss u so much 😔

Very Very Beautiful

Thank you for the pictures

It was awesome

Well done CFP Pipes and Drums

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire had the honor of attending the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this morning at the Colton Women’s Club. Thank you for the wonderful prayers!
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Happy Birthday Mayor Navarro ♥️🙏🏼

Our pleasure

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

On October 2, 1989, Captain Richard Aragon, Battalion Chief Con Cendejas and Battalion Chief Kevin Valentin were hired to staff newly opened Fire Station 4. Thirty years later, the three of them of are still proudly serving the community of Colton. Congratulations guys on a long, healthy career. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #longevity ... See MoreSee Less

On October 2, 1989, Captain Richard Aragon, Battalion Chief Con Cendejas and Battalion Chief Kevin Valentin were hired to staff newly opened Fire Station 4. Thirty years later, the three of them of are still proudly serving the community of Colton. Congratulations guys on a long, healthy career. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #longevityImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations to you all and may you retire in good health. Some of us weren’t that lucky 🤪🤪

Three outstanding members of CFD. I was proud to be a small part of their team for a short while.

Congratulations to you all for serving our community!

Congratulations to a great bunch of guys 👍🏼👨🏽‍🚒👍🏼👨🏽‍🚒👍🏼👨🏽‍🚒

Wow congratulations and some of the best from COLTON. The best I ever worked with when Gabe and I were stationed in COLTON

I respect first responders and their important part in the community . Nice job last night w the color guard for the pledge of allegiance . I attended The Gala . Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🚒

Congratulations!

Congratulations

That’s our guys congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats, guys!

Congratulations

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

We've hit 5000 followers!
Thank you for following our page. We do our best to keep the community informed with accurate information.
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Thank you Colton firefighters

Thank You so much for your services!!!!

You All are Awesome ❣️ Colton Fire Department 💪♥️

Way to go Colton firefighters-EMS♥️

You are appreciated 24/7!

Congratulations

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters (@get_regrann) - A group of #coltonfirefighters participated in the annual #YMCAStairClimb today. The challenge is a 75 story climb (1,664 steps) up the US Bank tower in Los Angeles, the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. They completed the climb in full turnouts and SCBAs.
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#ketchumdowntownymca #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfiredept #colton - #regrann @ YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles
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Great Job 🔥❤️

Proud of you guys...way to represent the Hub City!

Good job guys!

Congratulations!!

#GoColtonFireDepartment!! Thank you for your Service ❤️

That’s our guys!!!

Good job

Colton strong

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