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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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20 hours ago

City of Colton Fire

Nuevas pautas para revestimientos faciales. ... See MoreSee Less

Nuevas pautas para revestimientos faciales.

21 hours ago

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New guidelines for face coverings from San Bernardino County Public Health ... See MoreSee Less

New guidelines for face coverings from San Bernardino County Public Health

Another hero taken too soon by this undiscriminating virus. Our sincere condolences go out to Deputy Werkman’s family, friends and Riverside County Sheriff's Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Another hero taken too soon by this undiscriminating virus. Our sincere condolences go out to Deputy Werkman’s family, friends and Riverside County Sheriffs Department.

April is Autism Awareness Month:
Stay current on issues regarding Autism.
Stay educated on Autism.
Love those with Autism.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #AutismAwarenessMonth
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April is Autism Awareness Month:
Stay current on issues regarding Autism.
Stay educated on Autism.
Love those with Autism.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #autismawarenessmonth

We are saddened to hear about Deputy Young’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and Riverside County Sheriff's Department. ... See MoreSee Less

We are saddened to hear about Deputy Young’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and Riverside County Sheriffs Department.

Amongst these uncertain times, one thing is for certain. We will continue to train to provide the best possible service to our community. We just train differently. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfire #uncertaintimes #training #trainlikeyourlifedependsonit ... See MoreSee Less

Amongst these uncertain times, one thing is for certain.  We will continue to train to provide the best possible service to our community. We just train differently. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfire #uncertaintimes #training #trainlikeyourlifedependsonit

Colton Firefighters are taking extra precautions to protect the citizens, and themselves from the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Please be aware they may look a little different than what you would normally see. ... See MoreSee Less

Got to love the folks in the city of Colton. I drove by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church today and saw some of their wonderful parishioners handing out free food at their drive through food bank. This is perfect for the elderly and those that have compromised health issues.
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Got to love the folks in the city of Colton. I drove by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church today and saw some of their wonderful parishioners handing out free food at their drive through food bank. This is perfect for the elderly and those that have compromised health issues.  
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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Residents of San Bernardino County may call the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for general information and resources about the virus. ... See MoreSee Less

Residents of San Bernardino County may call the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for general information and resources about the virus.

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

This morning at approximately 0600 hours, a loaded Fed Ex double trailer and tractor experienced a mechanical issue causing it to jackknife and crash into the center guardrail. The tractor caught fire which spread to the trailer and contents. A backhoe was required to complete overall of the burning packages. This caused a Sig Alert on the 10 freeway around Rancho Ave. and closed multiple lanes for several hours. Complete cleanup of the freeway should be completed shortly. San Bernardino County Fire assisted by sending a water tender for water shuttling operations and Loma Linda Fire provided coverage at FS211. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Now that you have changed your clocks, it is time to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #changeyourbatteries #testyoursmokealarms ... See MoreSee Less

Now that you have changed your clocks, it is time to change the batteries and test your smoke alarms. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #changeyourbatteries #testyoursmokealarms

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire working a fully involved vehicle fire at Key St. and S. Trade St.
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1 month ago

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Great recognition of the Anterior STEMI by MT211 crew. Keep up the good work on quick assessments and rapid transport to a STEMI center.

Prehospital contact to reperfusion 66 minutes (GOAL=90 min.) #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #STEMI #Amr #savinglifes
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Great recognition of the Anterior STEMI by MT211 crew. Keep up the good work on quick assessments and rapid transport to a STEMI center.
 
Prehospital contact to reperfusion 66 minutes (GOAL=90 min.) #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #stemi #amr #savinglifes

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Thank you San Manuel Fire @sanmanuelband for the Fire Control 3 training. The guys had a great time learning from you and enjoyed the opportunity to work together. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #firecontrol3 #sanmanuelband #workingtogether ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Our condolences to the family, friends and Porterville Fire Department. The bravery of these two firefighters will not be forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less

Our condolences to the family, friends and Porterville Fire Department. The bravery of these two firefighters will not be forgotten.

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

A few of the new guys learning the ropes on the drill ground. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #probielife ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Have you ever heard of a Hospital Emegency Response Team (HERT)? This is a specialized team of a trauma surgeon, physician and nurse who will respond out into the field if need be. They work under the philosophy of “Life over Limb”. Colton Fire has used this team on numerous occasions and we have learned together how beneficial this team can be even when a limb doesn’t need to be taken to save a life.
Last week, Colton Fire hosted some training for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s HERT team. Some topics included: How they could be utilized during extrications and building collapses, PPE’s, Safety Zones and a brief introduction into the ICS system.
More joint training will be coming to ensure we are working as cohesively as possible. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #armc #hert
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Have you ever heard of a Hospital Emegency Response Team (HERT)? This is a specialized team of a trauma surgeon, physician and nurse who will respond out into the field if need be. They work under the philosophy of “Life over Limb”. Colton Fire has used this team on numerous occasions and we have learned together how beneficial this team can be even when a limb doesn’t need to be taken to save a life. 
Last week, Colton Fire hosted some training for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s HERT team. Some topics included: How they could be utilized during extrications and building collapses, PPE’s, Safety Zones and a brief introduction into the ICS system.
More joint training will be coming to ensure we are working as cohesively as possible. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #armc #hertImage attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

We had a great turnout at Fire Station 214 this morning for the inaugural wash and engine push in of our new fire engine. Many off duty personnel and their families attended along with Mayor Navarro, Dr. “G”, our brothers and sisters in blue, Colton Fire Explorer’s and many citizens of Colton. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed bbq’d hot dogs, chips and soft drinks thanks to Colton Firefighters Local 935. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton will have a wind event over the next 24 hours. Please make sure your Super Bowl awnings are secured, bbq coals are fully extinguished and no open pit fires. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #WindEvent ... See MoreSee Less

Colton will have a wind event over the next 24 hours. Please make sure your Super Bowl awnings are secured, bbq coals are fully extinguished and no open pit fires. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters  #windevent

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Please come out and join us in putting a new fire engine into service! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newengine #KME ... See MoreSee Less

Please come out and join us in putting a new fire engine into service! #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newengine #kme
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