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.
Tim McHargue, Fire Chief
Round 2 of Santa Ana winds are scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning and last through Friday evening. Please be vigilant and report any smoke sightings as soon as possible. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #santaanawinds
RED FLAG WARNING in effect from 10am Wednesday 11/24/2021 through 6pm Friday 11/26/2021 for gusty #santaanawinds of 40-60 mph and very low humidities of 2%-8%. twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/1463211068998631425 [NWS LOS ANGELES ON TWITTER] ... See MoreSee Less
RED FLAG WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY & MONDAY. WARM WEATHER, HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
Make preparations per the instructions
San Diego - CA, US, National Weather Service
Portions of the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino mountain slopes, the Riverside County mountain slopes, the Santa Ana Mountains and inland Orange County
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM SUNDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...
LOCATION...Portions of the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino mountain slopes, the Riverside County mountain slopes, the Santa Ana Mountains and inland Orange County.
WIND...Areas of northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph. Isolated gusts 60 to 65 mph below the Cajon and San Gorgonio Passes, and near the coastal foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.
HUMIDITY...Lowest humidity of 5 to 10 percent Sunday afternoon.
TIMING...Winds strengthen tonight, peak Sunday morning then begin to weaken Sunday afternoon. Relative humidity begins to decrease late Sunday morning with only marginal recovery Sunday night.
IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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Over the years, the Spark of Love toy drive has successfully collected and distributed nearly 10 million toys to underserved children and teens. Help us make this year's season even brighter by delivering joy to those that need it most.
Unwrapped sports equipment and toys can be dropped of at any one of your Colton Fire Stations.
Fire Station 1 located at 303 E. "E" St.
Fire Station 2 located at 1511 N. Rancho Ave.
Fire Station 3 located at 1100 S. La Cadena Dr.
Fire Station 4 located at 1151 S. meadow Ln.
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Colton Fire Department is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $14,902.34 provided by the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. “The funding received was important in our efforts to protect our firefighters while they are out protecting the properties of others” said Battalion Chief Kevin Valentin. These new fire shelters replaced 20+ year old shelters and allows for each firefighter to have his own instead of sharing.
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Thank you very much from all of the fire families to everyone who was involved in acquiring the new shelters.
Please join us in a celebration of life of Retired Fire Captain Brandon Humphrey.
December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Hemet Valley Mortuary
403 N. San Jacinto St.
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Prayers to his family for comfort and peace
Thank you to all of the Veterans that have served, made the ultimate sacrifice serving and to those currently serving.
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Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying in reported home fires by nearly half according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Please keep yourself and your family safe by changing the battery in your smoke detector when you turn your clock back.
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Colton Fire is on scene of a vegetation fire in the Santa Ana River. We were able to get a line around the heavy vegetation and hold it to a 50’ X 100’ spot. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less
Colton Firefighters are staying busy handing out candy at the City of Colton Halloween Stroll. ... See MoreSee Less
Loved visiting with the brothas!
Is is candy for avery one or did i had to register?
Congratulations to all on their badge pinning. Servando from Firefighter Paramedic to Fire Engineer and to new hires Michael, Jonathan and Thomas on their Firefighter Paramedic pinning. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #badgepinning #promotiontime ... See MoreSee Less
What a PROUD moment for him & his mama. Big congratulations 🎉
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to y’all!
Congrats and welcome !!
Best of Luck and
Congrats to my awesome cousin Michael Beamer ❤️
Congrats to your bro 😊 Alex Hernandez
Way to go Servando and the rest of you 🤘🏼
Congratulations gentlemen. 👍
Fifteen years ago today, an arsonist deliberately set the Esperanza Fire which took the life of five US Forest Service members. The crew members of E57 will never be forgotten.#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltomfirefighters #E57 #neverforget ... See MoreSee Less
So sad. Captain Lodarski, myself engineer and paramedic Miller covered the area 3 houses down from the incident! Never forgotten!
Actually 15 years . Remember like it was yesterday 😢
Thank you for remembering ♥️
Please welcome your three newest Firefighter Paramedics. Michael Beamer, Thomas Dalton and Jonathan Hernandez all started their two week Mini Academy last Monday. You should see them on the streets in a few weeks. Best of luck during your probation fellas. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #probielife #newhires ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations and welcome to Team Colton! Best of luck in your training and may you have happy and healthy careers here in our community!
WOW! SO KOOL AND YOUNG KIDS👍
Colton Fire would like to thank San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Fire Department for their assistance during a possible hazardous waste materials incident. Their quick response, ability to identify the product and professionalism is greatly appreciated. We are pleased to say, the product in question was not hazardous.
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Colton Fire would like to thank Restaurant Depot Manager Tomas Reyes for donating 100% of the food for our recent pancake breakfast. Without the communities help, this would not have been a success.
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That’s awesome…very nice of them!
Much appreciated Mr Reyes. That kind gesture has benefited our Colton Fire Department in so many ways. May the dear Lord continue to bless you and yours!
Love this 💜👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😊
Colton Fire is very pleased with the turnout of our open house / pancake breakfast this morning. We had a large turnout from our community members and City & State Delegates. Proceeds will help fund the department’s Honor Guard & Explorer programs. Thanks to Battalion Chief Weems and all department personnel that assisted on-duty and off-duty. Thank you Local 935 for the use of the griddle.
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Colton Fire members are currently assigned to the Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara as part of a Type 6 Strike Team. Units from Colton, Rialto, Loma Linda, Idyllwild and Big Bear make up ST6829F. Additional members have been called in to ensure all four of our stations are covered to serve our community. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighter #caloes ... See MoreSee Less
Stay safe brothers
Thank You for your service it’s truly appreciated and stay safe everyone
We are expecting additional wind events with the strongest hitting us on Friday. Please stay safe and report any smoke sightings as soon as possible.
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If you are interested in an exciting career as a Colton Firefighter and would like to become part of our family, continue to monitor our social media pages. Applications will start being accepted very soon.
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Six years ago today, we lost Captain David Lodarski. It was a sad day, but your memory is strong. Rest In Peace Brother! ... See MoreSee Less
It was a sad day! Enjoy the afterlife. RIP
I so remember, RIP David. Hugs for the Family 🙏💙🙏
May you rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon you 🙏. You are missed. Love, to the Lodarski family.
Rest in Paradise and thank you so much for all your hard work and sacrifice 💙
Wow….six years. Hard to believe. Continue to Rest In Peace hero and neighbor.
Miss you Dave!
can we buy tickets ahead of time?
Battalion 403 is working out at the KNP Complex in the Sequoia National Forest. Today we conducted a firing operation, putting about a mile of fire on the ground. We safely tied the fires edge to a dozer line.
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Today was the badge pinning ceremony for new recruits, Aaron Cornejo and Nicholas Roberts. This signifies the completion of their mini academy and that they are ready to move on towards completion of their 12 month probation. We wish them the best of luck as the bar has been set very high.
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Congratulations Steve, the best job in the Fire Dept.
Congratulations! Must be a great feeling to know he was one of your up & coming explorers!! 🙂🙂
Glad to see a former fire explorer make it up the ranks! Keep it up!
God Bless each and everyone of you and keep you safe. 🥰
303 East “E” Street
Colton, CA 92324
BUSINESS HOURS / CONTACT INFO
Monday – Thursday:
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: (909) 370-5100
Fax: (909) 370-6146