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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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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire personnel taking part in Vent Enter Isolate Search (VEIS) drill this morning. The purpose of the mission is to enter the involved structure to perform a rescue. Typically done above the fire floor or when access is limited. Crews will clear the window (vent), enter the structure (enter), close the door to the room (isolate) and then search the room for victims.

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL OF YOU THAT YOU ARE GIVING YOUR LIFE TO RESCUE US!!!!!🙏🏼💕💕💕

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

More evacuation warnings were issued Thursday for the Apple Fire which has been burning since July 31 north of Beaumont and Banning in southern California. One of the areas on the list is the community of Morongo Valley. A warning is one level below an evacuation order. (📷This photo of the Apple Fire was shot by Sandy Wood August 1, 2020. It is looking east from Mill Creek in Forest Falls up to Mill Creek Jumpoff, with Galena Peak burning to the right) ... See MoreSee Less

More evacuation warnings were issued Thursday for the Apple Fire which has been burning since July 31 north of Beaumont and Banning in southern California. One of the areas on the list is the community of Morongo Valley. A warning is one level below an evacuation order. (📷This photo of the Apple Fire was shot by Sandy Wood August 1, 2020. It is looking east from Mill Creek in Forest Falls up to Mill Creek Jumpoff, with Galena Peak burning to the right)

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Great picture

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

The fire in La Loma Hills is 90% contained at roughly 160 acres and no structures were loss. Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire, Ontario, Rialto, San Manuel, BDU, RRU, Forest Service, Loma Linda Fire along with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

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THANK YOU to all the FIRE DEPARTMENTS involved in controlling and putting out the LA LOMA HILLS FIRE.ECELLANT response time,great planning and strategy. Again THANK YOU from the LA LOMA HILLS FAMILIES and surrounding neighborhood in SAVING OUR HOMES FROM DESTRUCTION.

WE would also like To Thank THE COLTON POLICE DEPARTMENT for their PRESENSE in keeping our NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE.

Thank you for protecting our neighborhood 🙏🏽💕

please be careful colton fireman and thank you for serving our country🇱🇷✝️😇♥️

Thank You to all the First Responders for risking your lives - to save countless lives!

Thank you to all the Firefighters.! God bless you all.!

Thank you to all of you who risk your lives to protect our properties! Gods blessings to you all! Stay Safe!🙏

Thank you all, my house stayed safe!💙

Thank you, my prayers are always with you.

Great work gentlemen!

Great work!

Thank you!

Mario 😆

Excellent job !

Thank you for protecting our homes!

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Fire burning in La Loma Hills. Approximately 100 acres. 15+ fire engines from San Bernardino County, Cal Fire, Rialto, Loma Linda, Redlands, Ontario, US Forest Service, hand crews and a Dozer from San Bernardino County Fire and water dropping helicopter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all the first responders working out there in this heat to keep our friends safe! Great teamwork!

Prayers for all our firefighters safety who are battling these fires in this scorching. Stay safe and hydrated.🙏🙏🙏

Praying for safety for all involved! 🙏🏼

I’m one of the La Loma Hills residents right near the fire. Thank you so much for keeping us all safe! 💕🇺🇸💕🇺🇸💕

Thank you Colton Firefighters 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Stay safe out there 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️

Stay safe

Hope you guys are safe!! 🥺🤍 Steven Anthony Kershner Denise Adams Kershner

Phillip Botello

Vic DeVries

J.p. Bradbury III

I’m in Bloomington and wanted to say thank you to the fire fighters working hard to keep everyone safe may god bless all of you.

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire’s BE214 working the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley. They are working in a Strike Team configuration with four othe local agencies engines and a Strike Team Leader. Fire at this time is roughly 1900 acres. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #applefire ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire’s  BE214 working the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley. They are working in a Strike Team configuration with four othe local agencies engines and a Strike Team Leader. Fire at this time is roughly 1900 acres. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #applefire

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Is she new to the CFD? When a controlled burn was done near where I live,they had brush units from Rialto and Loma Linda on it.

Too close too home

Be careful fireman thank you for serving our country🇱🇷✝️😇

I pray for safety for all the firefighters.

Thanks Brother's and Sisters keep safe watch for spot fires!

Thanks for protecting Oak Glen!

She’s beautiful!

Be safe out there.

Looks very nice!

Be safe with the fire in La Loma Hills.

Be safe out there. 🙏🏼

🔥BEASTIN ENGINE🔥

God's Speed...

🙏🙏🙏🙏

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Firefighter Paramedic Jake Zavosky is demonstrating how to force an inward swinging door. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #firefighters #takethedoortraining ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice to have a real prop to practice with!

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Please join us in celebrating the life of Jim Barth. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us in celebrating the life of Jim Barth.

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So sad to hear. Wish I lived close enough to attend. You will be missed, a great guy to work with. RIP brother. Prayers to your family.

Sorry to hear about Jim . It was an honor to know and work along side with him on fires and training. Rest In Peace brother.

Rest in peace Jim. You were such a good man👨‍🚒

Our condolences to the family

Prayers for his family 🙏🏼

Jim was a great man! He will be missed.

Prayers for his loved ones

RIP Jim !

Kinda late on the announcement...

Prayers for family and friends

Rest In Peace

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼👩‍🚒🚒🇺🇸❤😥

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2 months ago

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Our sincere condolences to the family, friends and Los Angeles Fire Department for the loss of Jose Perez. FF Perez passed away yesterday, July 25th from complications of COViD 19. RIP. ... See MoreSee Less

Our sincere condolences to the family, friends and Los Angeles Fire Department for the loss of Jose Perez. FF Perez passed away yesterday, July 25th from complications of COViD 19. RIP.

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😞😭🙏🏼 ur job on earth is done sir, go away n rest in peace now 🙏🏼😞👨🏼‍🚒

Prayers for his family 🙏

that sucks sorry to firefighters everywhere for their loss

RIP Brother... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️👨🏻‍🚒

R.I.P

🙏💙🙏

🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🙏🏼🙏🏾👮‍♂️👮‍♀️🚔🇺🇸❤😥

God Bless and Keep You | #ThankYou | Sharon and Blake

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2 months ago

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Colton Fire ME213 assisting San Bernardino County Fire & RRU at the Karen Fire in Jurupa Hills.
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Where is this at?

Please be careful fireman🙏🙏🏻

Be safe out there guys

Ashes from that fire is coming down here in the La Loma hills.

Remember we could smell a fire! Brandie Zizolfo

Cameron Karen Fire.

Is it still going ?

Kevin Young

Michael Humenik

Jeff Scoggins

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2 months ago

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On July 25, 2016, we lost Firefighter Paramedic Jamie Wixon to occupational cancer. Jamie fought a good fight and is missed everyday. We still use Wixonomics in the fire station today. Rest In Peace brother.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cancersucks
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On July 25, 2016, we lost Firefighter Paramedic Jamie Wixon to occupational cancer.  Jamie fought a good fight and is missed everyday. We still use Wixonomics in the fire station today. Rest In Peace brother.
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RIP fireman Ryan thank you for serving our country God bless you 🇱🇷🙏🏻😥

RIP brother! I’ll sure miss your face and your antics. Love you man!

Jamie was an outstanding man. More my brother’s friend, but always had my back. You are sorely missed, my friend.

Great guy and so incredibly funny! Loved working with Jamie. He would keep Cliff and myself laughing all shift with voices from movie characters.

Sending sincere condolences to his family at home and his brothers at the station.

my deepest condolences to the Wixon family and all this brothers and sisters in the fire service

Thank you for your service and prayers your loved ones are healing.

Praying for family and friends

Such a great guy <3 You are truly missed, Jamie.

sending prayers of comfort to family and friends

R.I.P. Jamie those who knew him laugh at his Wixononomics... 👼🏼 🇺🇸 👩🏻‍🚒 🚒

Sending prayers.

RIP with Ryan my friend

RIP You'll be missed.

Rest In Peace

Larger than life

RIP Brother I'll Miss you my dear Friend and Brother God Bless you you was and allways will be a great man

A true Brother... Light hearted with a high level of integrity... I miss him... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️👨🏻‍🚒

Omgggg soo sorrry I think he’s the one who came to my Hs when my sister was in pain

Easy shifts and quiet nights Jamie.

Larger than life

Truly missed

Rest easy brother

Larger than life

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2 months ago

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Rookie Firefighter Cowling training at Station 211 today. #firefighter #coltonfiredept #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Rookie Firefighter Cowling training at Station  211 today. #firefighter #coltonfiredept #coltonfirefighters

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Good luck and stay safe. 💪🏻

You get him capt silva

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Two years ago today, Engineer Ryan Foulks tragically passed. Continue to Rest In Peace brother. ... See MoreSee Less

Two years ago today, Engineer Ryan Foulks tragically passed. Continue to Rest In Peace brother.

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Rest easy! Watch over your loved ones and God bless your sweet soul Ryan!

RIP Ryan❤️ keep watching over your family.

God Bless and Keep You | #ThankYou | Sharon and Blake

♥️♥️♥️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 rest in fireman thank you for serving our country God bless you ✝️✝️✝️✝️

He was such a happy guy. He’s definitely missed

One of the highlights of teaching is when our local first responders come read to our students on Read Across America. I was blessed to have Engineer Foulks read to my students on many occasions.

My sticker is still on my car. He's truly missed by all lives he has touched.

Rest in Paradise 🚒 ❤️🦋

Love and miss you everyday babe ❤️ Forever our Angel

Miss this man!!!!

Miss you Ryan!!! Love you Jessica Foulks ♥️

❤️❤️❤️

RIP

🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🇺🇸🚒👩‍🚒👩‍🚒❤😥

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Today is National Gummi Worm Day...who knew.

Arrowhead Credit Union dropped off gummi worms, both regular and sour for Colton Firefighters.

Thanks!
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Today is National Gummi Worm Day...who knew.

Arrowhead Credit Union dropped off gummi worms, both regular and sour for Colton Firefighters.

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It's the job that aged him.

Wow! Chief looks a little aged😂😂

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Reposted from @coltonfirefighters See the link in our bio

#colton #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfirefighters #firemedic #nowhiring - #regrann
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Reposted from @coltonfirefighters See the link in our bio

#colton #coltonfiredepartment #coltonfirefighters #firemedic #nowhiring  - #regrann

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Kathy Miller-Reed

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

After a busy night running multiple fires and firework related calls, Colton Fire members continue to complete necessary apparatus checks and training to ensure we are ready for the next call.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefirefighters #tiredbutmustkeepgoingstrong
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After a busy night running multiple fires and firework related calls, Colton Fire members continue to complete necessary apparatus checks and training to ensure we are ready for the next call.
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I don’t want to talk about the 4th of July. I don’t want to do that again. Colton Fire was amazing as always.

🚒🧑‍🚒🇺🇸Thank You for Your Faithful Service to ALL in NEED. Blessings 🙏

An amazing department

Thank you all for ur service ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you so much for all you do!

Thank you to all

Thank you

💕

Thank you guys . Idiots have a hard time understanding. Be safe

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3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire hopes everyone has a safe holiday weekend. We will be up staffing an additional engine and Chief Officers to ensure your safety. Please remember that ALL FIREWORKS are illegal in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. Penalties for having fireworks in these areas will cost you $1,500.00 and will result in your fireworks being confiscated. ANY FIREWORK that does not bare the Fire Marshal Seal, is considered illegal and will be confiscated and an administrative fine of $1,500.00 will be issued. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #HaveASafe4thOfJuly ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire hopes everyone has a safe holiday weekend. We will be up staffing an additional engine and Chief Officers to ensure your safety. Please remember that ALL FIREWORKS are illegal in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. Penalties for having fireworks in these areas will cost you $1,500.00 and will result in your fireworks being confiscated. ANY FIREWORK that does not bare the Fire Marshal Seal, is considered illegal and will be confiscated and an administrative fine of $1,500.00 will be issued. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #haveasafe4thofjuly

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Thank You for your service. Be extra careful this weekend and we appreciate all that you do to keep us safe!

Thank you!

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Investigators worked in conjunction with San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire at an undisclosed location within San Bernardino County on Saturday and Sunday to reduce the amount of illegal fireworks in our community. During those two days, 93 citations were written and roughly 40,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks were confiscated. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Local935 #SanBernardinoCountyFire #ranchocucamongafire ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Investigators worked in conjunction with San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire at an undisclosed location within San Bernardino County on Saturday and Sunday to reduce the amount of illegal fireworks in our community. During those two days, 93 citations were written and roughly 40,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks were confiscated. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #sanbernardinocountyfire #ranchocucamongafireImage attachmentImage attachment

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You might not catch all the illegal fireworks but you sure are making a dent! Thanks for doing a great job!

Good Colton Fire , San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire. Good Job. Keep up the good work.

I miss the days where explosions, hot dogs, burgers and good old fashioned American pride was on full display. Americans have turned into a bunch of weak pansy asses.

Thank you, we listen to them every night. Poor dogs!!!

Thank you for taking those, tired of hearing them as well.

I have notice a decrease of fireworks in my neighborhood! Thank you!

Thank you to all the fire department 🚒

Good job! But why can’t the location or approximate location be revealed?

WONDERFUL! thank you so much for all that you do!

Please come to Fontana!!!

Hurray! Thank you!

Thank You 👍👍👍

Thank you.

Thats a kot of BANG

Thank you!

Y'all ain't got nothing better to do?

Good work👍🚒

Freedom huh😂

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Than you!!!

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Awesome

Brittany J Young

Andrew Boyd

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3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

In memory of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots ... See MoreSee Less

In memory of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is working a minor train derailment at the UP tracks and 10 freeway. No hazards noted and no injuries.
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Colton Fire is working a minor train derailment at the UP tracks and 10 freeway. No hazards noted and no injuries.
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Is the freeway getting backed up because of this

Wow

Damaris Y Jesus

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Video from last nights vegetation fire thanks to Firephotogirl. Thanks Brandy. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Local935 #illegalfireworksstrikeagain ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there, especially to those that have to work today! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there, especially to those that have to work today!

3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Firehouse Subs in Colton on the S/E corner of Pepper Ave. and Valley Blvd. is having their soft opening today. Thank you for the wonderful lunch. Open for business tomorrow. #firehousesubs #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

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I love Firehouse subs. Super excited we finally have one in Colton, now I don't have to travel to Loma Linda.

Can’t wait to try them out! I love sub sandwiches !

Sooo Delicious 😋

Do you by any chance have the exact address ?

May have to try this sometime

Can’t wait to try 1 😋

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3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

More photos from today's training burn on Litton x Bostick. The training was attended by firefighters from Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino County, Loma Linda, Glendale, Big Bear, and Downey fire departments. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for wanting to do such hard work& risking your lives to save many!!!!👍👍🥰

Thank You for Your Faithful Service. Blessings..🚒🇺🇸🛐

Great work! Stay Hydrated!

Keep up the good work

Christopher DeAnda have fun cleaning and testing hose when you go back tomorrow 😂

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3 months ago

City of Colton Fire

A few shots from today’s training burn in La Loma Hills. This allows for crews to prep for the upcoming fire season as well as helps prevent nuisance fire. Thanks to all of the agencies which participated in today’s burn. Photo credit to Fire Photo 564. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainingburn ... See MoreSee Less

A few shots from today’s training burn in La Loma Hills. This allows for crews to prep for the upcoming fire season as well as helps prevent nuisance fire.  Thanks to all of the agencies which participated in today’s burn. Photo credit to Fire Photo 564. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainingburnImage attachment

4 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations Engineer Fleenor on completing your probationary year. You made us very proud and welcome to the Colton Fire family. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #finishedprobation ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations, great work!

Congratulations and welcome!!

Congratulations

Congratulations! Nice work brother!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats

Congratulations buddy:)

Congrats

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