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

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Colton Fire is on scene of a vegetation fire at Valley Blvd. and Hermosa Ave. Valley Blvd. has been reduced to a single lane. Please drive slow through the area while crews are working. The fire has been held to 100’ X 75’.
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Colton Fire is on scene of a vegetation fire at Valley Blvd. and Hermosa Ave.  Valley Blvd. has been reduced to a single lane. Please drive slow through the area while crews are working. The fire has been held to 100’ X 75’. 
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Thanks to our awesome Colton Fire Department.

Just a few weeks ago it was Valkey and Cypress. What’s going on?

That’s behind the Blue Mountain Dairy.

Colton Fire would like to welcome Engineer Will Fleenor to our Department. Will came to us from the US Forest Service and brings several years of experience and knowledge to our organization. We are glad to have him as part of our fire family.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newhire
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Colton Fire would like to welcome Engineer Will Fleenor to our Department. Will came to us from the US Forest Service and brings several years of experience and knowledge to our organization. We are glad to have him as part of our fire family.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newhire

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That is so awesome congrats Will

Your coming back to SCAL? Yeah! Congratulations Will

That’s great!

Congratulations

Congrats

Howdy from Comm Center!

I see the engine still gets hot

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Colton Fire Department would like to welcome Lisa-Jean Ayala to our fire family. Lisa-Jean is Chief McHargue’s new Executive Assistant and came to us from the City of Loma Linda. Welcome aboard. ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Department would like to welcome Lisa-Jean Ayala to our fire family. Lisa-Jean is Chief McHargue’s new Executive Assistant and came to us from the City of Loma Linda. Welcome aboard.

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Congratulations, Lisa Jean!

Happy retirement Kathy.

Enjoy your time at Colton Fire, Lisa-Jean! You sincerely could not be at a better FD, or with a better crew. Not that I'm prejudiced or anything....lol ;-)

Did Kathy retired

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome

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Backing drills! Engine backing all lead by the firefighters hand signals only. Uniform hand signals and common communication equals exact engine placement every time. #firefighter #californiafirefighter #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #coltonfiredepartment ... See MoreSee Less

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Agreed! and I can see that's working for you. One thing I'd do different... be more animated with your backing signal. (bigger motions) can make or break it in the mirrors with low light conditions.

Damg

Colton Fire is working a fully involved vehicle fire in the Santa Ana River between LaCadena and Riverside Ave. Fire crews needed to complete a progressive hose lay in order to get water on the fire. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #gettinghotoutside ... See MoreSee Less

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thanks, our local heros!

Hope all are safe.

Hello insurance job 🙄

Its not going anywhere, let it burn out.

It is hot out

It’s not even a threat to any veg right in the middle of the sand

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2 weeks ago

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Shared from San Bernardino County Fire. Our hard work makes a difference.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #sanbernardinocountyfire
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Shared from San Bernardino County Fire. Our hard work makes a difference.
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Thanks for your hard work. My house stands another year thanks to your efforts!

Omgosh!!!!!

Que gente tan tonta e irresponsable

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is working a vegetation fire at Barton & Hilltop in the city of Colton. The mid-slope fire was held at .71 acres. Mutual Aid was provided by Cal-Fire and San Bernardino County Fire.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #calfire #bdu #sanbernardinocountyfire #bdc
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Colton Fire is working a vegetation fire at Barton & Hilltop in the city of Colton. The mid-slope fire was held at .71 acres. Mutual Aid was provided by Cal-Fire and San Bernardino County Fire.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #calfire #bdu #sanbernardinocountyfire #bdc

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for sure, on E. H st yesterday at night it was like 4th of july 🤬😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😡

Started by illegal fireworks.

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

With the recent earthquake activity, we thought we would send out a reminder of what to do during an earthquake.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #earthquake #thebigone
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With the recent earthquake activity, we thought we would send out a reminder of what to do during an earthquake.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #earthquake #thebigone

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I love the calm down one! 😂🤣😂🤣

Stephanie Jocelyn

I’m an idiot, I always run outside when the earth starts to shake.

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire’s ME213 has been dispatched to Ridgecrest after this mornings earthquake. They responded with four other engines from this area along with a strike team leader.
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Colton Fire’s ME213 has been dispatched to Ridgecrest after this mornings earthquake. They responded with four other engines from this area along with a strike team leader.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #ridgecrest #earthquake #mutualaid

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Safe travels,

Please stay safe, praying for you all.

Be safe everyone. It looks bad there.

💜

Be safe guys

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3 weeks ago

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6.4 magnitude earthquake in Trona.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #shakerattleandroll
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6.4 magnitude earthquake in Trona. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #shakerattleandroll

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Independence Day!

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Happy 4th. 2 gun shots fired already this morning.It will be nonstop gun fire all night where I am. I just try to take cover all night and stay safe

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

On June 22nd & 23rd, Colton Fire Investigators worked collectively with San Bernardino County Fire & Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department during an Illegal Firework Interdiction. Throughout a 24 hour work cycle, investigators confiscated over 10,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks from entering California. Each vehicle owner carrying illegal fireworks into California was also written a $1250.00 citation. Doing what we can to keep our community safe. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #sanbernardinocountyfire #ranchocucamongafire ... See MoreSee Less

On June 22nd & 23rd, Colton Fire Investigators worked collectively with San Bernardino County Fire & Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department during an Illegal Firework Interdiction. Throughout a 24 hour work cycle, investigators confiscated over 10,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks from entering California. Each vehicle owner carrying illegal fireworks into California was also written a $1250.00 citation. Doing what we can to keep our community safe. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #sanbernardinocountyfire #ranchocucamongafireImage attachment

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Good job,thank you for keeping everyone safe.

Great job, Thank you

Good job!

Good job. Buy TNT the safe and sane fireworks. Come to Lou’s tire on south Iowa and get them from the Colton Chamber of Commerce.

What do you guys do with them after all is said and done?

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire Department is now hiring Fire Engineers!

The City of Colton is recruiting for Fire Engineers
Interested and qualified candidates
may apply using the link below. Please spread the word.

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coltonca

Thank you.

#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #nowhiringengineers
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3 weeks ago

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Colton Fire is working a wood chip fire on the EB10 / SB215 transition. Fire held to 1/2 acre. Thank you SB County Fire, Loma Linda Fire and CHP for the assist. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s so funny! You look like your shaking your hand at them like Peyton does to make u go away!

Mariela Nava

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Six years ago, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their live’s at the Yarnell Fire. We will never forget. #coltonfire #coltonfd #granitemountainhotshots #yarnellfire ... See MoreSee Less

Six years ago, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their live’s at the Yarnell Fire. We will never forget. #coltonfire #coltonfd #granitemountainhotshots #yarnellfire

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God bless their souls

XOXO ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Rest In Peace and thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice!

My God continue to keep them in his care 🙏🙏🙏 #NEVERFORGOTTEN #ForeverColtonFireDepartment

💔💔💔💔😥😥🙏🙏🙏 So sad.

Kevin Woyjeck

Never forget.😢

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

The transformation of our new Battalion Chief vehicle has started. Next stop is the radio shop for radios and emergency lighting. Thank you Carlos from Innovative Signs & Designs for the awesome work. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #commandvehicle #battalionchief #innovativesigns&designs ... See MoreSee Less

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Who is doing the radios and light package?

Looks sharp!

3 weeks ago

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Colton Fire crews worked a traffic accident with injuries on Rancho Ave. the other day. The “Jaws of Life” were required to extricate the patient from the vehicle. ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire crews worked a traffic accident with injuries on Rancho Ave. the other day. The  “Jaws of Life” were required to extricate the patient from the vehicle.Image attachment

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations Ty Hutchison on your recent promotion to Fire Captain and welcome to the Colton Fire Dept. Engineer Will Fleenor. We are expecting great things from the both of you.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #promotion #newhire
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Congratulations Ty !!!

Congratulations Ty

Congrats buddy. Very proud of you.

Congratulations Ty!!! Seems like yesterday you were racing for the phone and being body checked by Spehar. 😂

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations Ty and Nicole Hutchison!!! Very much deserved!

Proud moment for all! Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations Ty, see hard work and dedication will get you everywhere you want to be. Great day buddy, H-Town represents! Well done my friend...

Congratulations and thank you for all you do! I live in the canyon and you guys make me feel confident when there is a fire. It is much appreciated!!!

Congratulations gentlemen.

Both badges are well deserved.

Congratulations!

Congratulations and welcome.

Congratulations!

Way to go you youngster👍👍congratulations on your new promotion 🍻🍻🚒🚒

🎉

Congratulations gentlemen!!!

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire working a traffic accident with fire that extended into the vegetation on the EB10 at I215 interchange. Please drive slow through the area. Thanks to Loma Linda Fire for the response in the water tender. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire working a traffic accident with fire that extended into the vegetation on the EB10 at I215 interchange. Please drive slow through the area. Thanks to Loma Linda Fire for the response in the water tender. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you to whoever got my cousin out of that car, god bless you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 thank you for keeping him alive

to the people that stopped and helped my brother out his car thank you so much you saved his life it hurts writing this bit I am deeply grateful thank you 🙏

Thank you Loma Linda and City of Colton. 🙏🏼

Praying everyone Is safe

Dios Mío gracias gracias por darle otra oportunidad a mi hijo y gracias por los que lo ayudaron a sacarlo de él carro

Incident ran very smoothly in my opinion

Maira Ochoa

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4 weeks ago

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Thank you Girl Scout Troop 1183 for coming to visit us at the fire station. It was nice to meet you all and we had a great time showing you around. The treats you gave us were great too! Thank you. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #girlscouttroop1183 #girlscouts ... See MoreSee Less

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