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

4 days ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Henry Perez on his promotion to Battalion Chief. He will be taking the command of B-shift in just a few days. A-shift will surely miss you and your leadership. Our entire organization is excited for what's to come. We couldn't be happier for you. Congrats Chief Perez!
#coltonfiredepartment #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #battalionchief #colton @ Colton, California
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Congratulations! So happy to learn about your new role, Henry. Good luck. 😃 Ed and Nellie Cortez !!!

Congratulations Henry well deserved your going to do an amazing job 🇺🇸🚒👨🏻‍🚒

Congratulations Henry‼️ That’s awesome 👏🏻🎉🍾🥳Chief Perez👨🏻‍🚒

Congratulations Henry, if you need any old pictures, just let me know... haha

Congratulations Henry!!

That’s awesome!! Congratulations Henry!!

Wow! That’s awesome! Congrats Henry!!!

Congratulations henry

Congratulations Chief Perez

Good job chief! I always had a positive experience with you. Always learning, but my biggest clown after hours.🤪🤪🤪🤪

Congratulations Henry you were always a great fireman, a great medic and a key player. They definitely chose the right man for the job. Congratulations battalion chief Perez.

I am very proud to have the honor of presenting Henry his helmet and badge tonight. Congratulations Battalion Chief Perez! A promotion well deserved!

Congratulations Henry oops Chief 🇺🇸

Congratulations Henry!

Congratulations Henry!

Congratulations Chief Perez!!!

Congratulations Henry!!!! So happy & proud of you. Miss ya!😊❤️🎉

Congratulations Henry!

Congratulations Henry!!!

Congrats old buddy, well deserved.

Glad to have you as our chief... Welcome back to B shift!

Congratulations brother. Well deserved

Cendejas, Valentin and Perez..... serious amount of talent and an awesome trio to have as BC’s !

Congratulations, Henry!!!

A bright future lies ahead! Good job, Henry.

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Congratulations on your promotion to Captain Luke Granger @home.on.the.grange all of your hard work and dedication has paid off. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters #firefighter ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations on your promotion to Captain Luke Granger @home.on.the.grange  all of your hard work and dedication has paid off. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters #firefighterImage attachment

 

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations Luke!

Congratulations Luke

Well done Luke. Can’t wait to call you capt on scene.

Congratulations captain granger on your promotion well done the Mac 2512

Thank you! It’s an honor to serve the community in this capacity. I have big shoes to fill and am evermore proud to be apart of such a great department. I won’t let you guys down!

Way to go luke

Congratulations Capt. Granger, from the other Luc's mom! 😄

Congrats Luke!!!!! Wow I’m so so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Luke!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations

One of our FAVORITE firefighters!! Congratulations! This is amazing and I can’t wait to tell the girls! Are you still at station 213? #troop76

Congrats Luke!

Congrats luke!!!

Congratulations Luke!!!

Congratulations Luke! Well done.

This is awesome. Congrats Luke🎉

Congrats Luke Granger

Congratulations Luke Granger you are going to make a great mentor and leader! Well deserved for you and Nathalie Granger!!

Congratulations!

Strong work Lukey! Congratulations!

Congratulations to both Luke Granger and Nathalie Granger!!!! You both make a great team!

Congrats Luke! Well deserved!

Congratulations!

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Assemblymember Eloise Reyes secured State funding to purchase a new Type-III Brush Engine for the City of Colton in July 2017. BE214 will serve the inter-face areas of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills along with being available to provide mutual aid up and down the state. The new engine was presented to City Council on Tuesday night. As a token of the Fire Department’s appreciation, the Assemblymember was presented a Colton Fire Department Challenge Coin. Thank you Assemblymember Reyes for your support of the City of Colton.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #assemblymembereloisereyes #KME
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That’s wonderful! Thank you!!!

Looks like yours Noah Gregory

Great looking unit! Congratulations 🎈

Nice !!!!

Awesome! It’s beautiful!

Great job Eloise!

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Colton Fire Department “C” shift conducting annual Class “A” uniform inspections. Not only are Class “A” uniforms inspected, but all safety gear is inspected annually as well to ensure safety for our personnel. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #uniforminspections ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Department “C” shift  conducting annual Class “A” uniform inspections. Not only are Class “A” uniforms inspected, but all safety gear is inspected annually as well to ensure safety for our personnel. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #uniforminspectionsImage attachment

 

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Silvia Stand up lol

The chief should be in class As also

Silva Stand up lol

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Enjoy & Stay Safe.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #saintpatricksday #luckoftheirish
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Happy Saint Patricks Day! Enjoy & Stay Safe.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #saintpatricksday #luckoftheirish

1 week ago

City of Colton Fire

Awesome tribute from Cal Fire.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #calfire #coryiverson
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Currently working a vehicle fire at C St and Pennsylvania. Please avoid the area ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Rico Papasaurus

Adriana Eileen

Yadi Cervantes

🙏🙏💜

omg what happened hopefully everyone is ok

Be safe out there!

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters - Don't forget, when you change your clock, change your batteries! It could save your life. #springforward #colton #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfd - #regrann ... See MoreSee Less

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters  -  Dont forget, when you change your clock, change your batteries! It could save your life. #springforward #colton #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfd  - #regrann

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Daylight Savings starts tomorrow morning at 2 AM. When changing your clocks, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detector. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #daylightsavings #changeyourbatteries #smokedetector ... See MoreSee Less

Daylight Savings starts tomorrow morning at 2 AM. When changing your clocks, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detector. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #daylightsavings #changeyourbatteries #smokedetector

 

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Thank you for this! I didn’t know they had to be replaced every year!😰 it’s been 2 years since we’ve changed ours!😣 Going to the store to buy some batteries🔋🤗

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire will be hosting: Map and Compass / Basic Land Navigation class put on by Captain Danny Montoya of Precision Training Group on April 18th & 19th.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #precisiontraininggroup #mapandcompass
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Colton Fire will be hosting: Map and Compass / Basic Land Navigation class put on by Captain Danny Montoya of Precision Training Group on April 18th & 19th.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #precisiontraininggroup #mapandcompass

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

A few members of Colton Fire Explorer Post 211 donning their BA’s. Countdown to CFEA Explorer Academy 2019. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #explorerpost211 #cfeaexporeracademy ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Jonathon Wyatt

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire with the assistances of 40King and AR307 flew an injured motorcycle rider out of the south hills of Loma Linda this afternoon. The pt. was airlifted to a local trauma center with moderate injuries. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #40king #AR307 #sanbernardinocountysheriff ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire with the assistances of 40King and AR307 flew an injured motorcycle rider out of the south hills of Loma Linda this afternoon. The pt. was airlifted to a local trauma center with moderate injuries. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #40king #AR307 #sanbernardinocountysheriffImage attachment

 

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Jordan Redman im Ryan's mom and i cannot thank you enough for lookin out for my boy

I was the one who called this in. Thanks for responding so quickly 🙏 this was the result

Thanks for helping a fellow rider 👍

Good thing Sheriff flew cause that’s free. Mercy would be a cool $20,000-$30,000. Hope he recovers quick

That’s a bummer! But those hills are fun to ride though

Glad he’s ok for the most part.

I wonder how much money he will get charged for the helicopter ride?

Broken femur.

Tony Middleton

Thank you.

Miranda Bhataravidhya

Miranda Bhataravidhya

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

MT211 is currently working a truck fire at Mt. Vernon x H St. Please avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less

MT211 is currently working a truck fire at Mt. Vernon x H St. Please avoid the area.

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

211 crew at the Hutton Center providing health information and free Blood Pressure checks for the 50+ Club. Come by and say hello! #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #huttoncenter @coltoncsd @coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

211 crew at the Hutton Center providing health information and free Blood Pressure checks for the 50+ Club. Come by and say hello! #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #huttoncenter @coltoncsd @coltonfirefighters

 

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Maybe I should get my blood pressure checked by the hunky firemen’s 😂😂

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Department is a proud supporter of the MDA. Last April, we raised $4,022.00 to help support families living with neuromuscular disease. We are dedicated to serving our community and others. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #MDA ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire  Department is a proud supporter of the MDA. Last April, we raised $4,022.00 to help support families living with neuromuscular disease. We are dedicated to serving our community and others.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #MDA

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

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Reposted from @colton_pd_911 - We are working an incident near Mt Vernon Ave and Olive St at the Plaza. Mt Vernon Ave is closed between Colton Ave and Olive St until further notice. Please stay out of the area. - #regrann
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Reposted from @colton_pd_911  -  We are working an incident near Mt Vernon Ave and Olive St at the Plaza. Mt Vernon Ave is closed between Colton Ave and Olive St until further notice. Please stay out of the area.  - #regrann

 

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Thank you. We were just about to head that way to get pizza. will make sure to avoid the area. Stay safe

What's goin on

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

A swift water response in the City of Colton today. City of Colton Fire Colton Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department all responded. Two people were lifted from a small Island created by the fast moving water. No injuries were reported and the victims were safely moved to safety. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I saw it on the Weather Channel, they said it was in San Bernardino but I recognized the sub station.

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

It is proving to be a very busy day in Colton with swift water rescues. Another rescue happening at Riverside Ave. & Key St.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #swiftwaterrescue
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It is proving to be a very busy day in Colton with swift water rescues. Another rescue happening at Riverside Ave. & Key St.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #swiftwaterrescue

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Another swift water rescue at LaCadena Ave & Rancho Ave.
Please stay away from the water.
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Another swift water rescue at LaCadena Ave & Rancho Ave. 
Please stay away from the water.

 

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Be safe out there!

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

A message from Colton Police. Stay safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less

A message from Colton Police. Stay safe out there!
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