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
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. 🥰
Members of Task Force 6211 dropping widow maker trees and extinguishing hot spots. We also helped our four legged friends by feeding them our apples from our lunches. The deer are looking mighty thin with nothing to eat.
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Them trees bigger then found in Colton!😅
guys how can i bring you food and waters
Please welcome our two newest Firefighter Paramedics.
Aaron Cornejo has over 10 years of EMT/Paramedic experience
with AMR and Pacific Ambulance. He completed his Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology at Crafton Hills College.
Nicholas Roberts has close to 10 years of experience as a Firefighter and Paramedic with various agencies, including San Bernardino County and Auto Club Speedway. He also completed his Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology at Crafton Hills College.
Best of luck to you gentlemen.
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Awe congratulations guys! So good to see y’all outta the HD!
Welcome to Colton!
Good luck, gentlemen! Trust me... you've landed a spot with THE best of the best <3
Congratulations Nick !!!!!!
Welcome to Colton ❤️ congratulations
Congratulations to both of you!!!! 👨🚒🚒❤
Congratulations to both. 💖🚒
It has been two years since Chief White has passed. Miss this guy terribly. The fire station just isn’t the same. Continue to Rest In Peace brother. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice photo of a really fine person rest in peace Craig we miss you. 🙏🏻
One of the best men I ever had the honor to know!! Glad to see his memory being kept alive !!
Thank you for sharing ❤️ it’s nice to know he was remembered so well.
Good Engineer, good Captain and good Battalion Chief!
And people he work with were great too i
A very good firefighter and friend
Nice photo I remember that one.
The Colton Fire Department lost a friend and colleague today. Our emergency services coordinator past away early this morning after a battle with Covid 19. We had the honor of standing by as his body was being transported this evening. ... See MoreSee Less
So sorry for this loss. I appreciate all that the department does for the Colton Community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and colleagues.
Incredible and unfair loss. I had the honor of serving with him on the American Red Cross Board for a while now. He was a dedicated community servant and an absolute gentleman.
I worked with him when he was at Saint Joseph’s. Still can’t believe this.
Prayers to his family!! I serve with him on the Red Cross wonderful man it’s a great loss for everyone!!
So very sorry for the Loss of your fellow Colton Firefighter colleague...May God wrap his loving arms around all his colleague's, family and friends with his Comfort, Love and Strength during this time of sorrow...Rest In Peace 🌹🕊🙏✝️
He will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful person. Prayers to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the agencies who worked along side him.
So very sorry for the loss. Thoughts and prayers to the immediate and fire family
So very sorry. My condolences and prayers go out to you all and his family.
Rip pal. See you on the other side
Shannon was a legend. Genuine great person and very hard worker! My condolences to his agency and family. Rest In Peace
Prayers for his family and friends
Prayers for his family! 🙏🏼 he was a very nice respectful person and a joy to work with.
We will miss Shannon, his willingness to help, and his heart of service. Rest in peace brother 😔 Thoughts and prayers to the immediate and fire family
So sad. Rest In Peace Sir. Thank you for your service. Job well done.
Very sad. Prayers for the family.🙏🙏🙏🙏
Very sad. My prayers are for his family and friends to find comfort at this very difficult time. May hie RIP.🙏🙏
What a loss for this world. He was a great person and I enjoyed working with him. Shannon! Very sad!!
Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻
RIP Shannon.. 😔 Prayers to your family.. 🙏
So sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking
It is with a heavy heart to announce that early this morning, we lost a valued member of our department, a friend, a father and a husband. Emergency Service Coordinator Shannon Kendall passed due to COVID complications. Shannon was instrumental in obtaining grants, working with CERT and within our community. In honor of Shannon, all of the units in my Task Force added a mourning band to their department apparatus. Rest In Peace. ... See MoreSee Less
This is just heartbreaking. My condolences to his family, coworkers, and friends. I had the pleasure of working with him on several grants. He was such a great guy. He loved his family and community. Rest in Peace Brother.
It was a privilege and pleasure to work alongside Shannon during CERT joint-trainings. May he rest peacefully.
I am sadden to hear of Shannon’s passing. Shannon was extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with all these years. The SoCalGas family sends our condolences and prayers to his family and friends. 🙏🏼
I'm so sad to hear this. Shannon was always very kind and friendly. My Heart goes out to his family. Rest in Peace.
My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and esteemed colleagues during this unimaginable time of grief. There are no words to ease the pain from the loss of one who worked hard every day to make the World a better place. Mr. Shannon Kendall, - May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
Shannon was a great man and expert in his field. It was a pleasure to work alongside Shannon during CERT trainings. May he rest peacefully. God Bless!
So sad to hear this. Worked with Shannon in CERT and he used to visit our campus for fire presentations. He was a nice guy. He will be missed.
Shannon was an amazing giver. It was an honor to serve with him on the American Red Cross Board. His dedication to serving those faced with a catastrophe was commendable. His absence from our lives is unimaginable. Sending all my strength to his wife and children… I’ll miss you Shannon.
My sympathies to the City of Colton and to Shannon’s family. I had the privilege of working with Shannon to secure FEMA grants. Although I never had the opportunity to speak in person we did speak numerous times over the phone. He was very kind and courteous. I’m sure all will miss him.
What a great loss. Shannon taught the CERT program that I was fortunate to be in for the Loma Linda/Colton
So sorry to hear, i was fortunate to have worked in the CERT program in thd past with him in redland. RIP my friend
He was instrumental within our community
This is a sad terrible loss to our Colton family we will forever 😢 miss you.
What a loss, condolences and Prayers to his family and the CFD.
I remember him from CERT training. Very nice person. May he RIP. My condolences to his family and friends.
My condolences to his family and his fire family!
Such a great loss...it was a blessing to work with Shannon Kendall @ City of Colton. Please accept my condolences...Liza
How sad! My condolences and prayers going out to his family and the fire department family. 😥🙏💔
He was such a wonderful person to be around. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family
So very sorry. May Shannon ‘s family feel the strength, love, and support of all of the fire family. ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Praying for his family and all of you
Hugs to my fire family and friends, so sorry for the loss of your amazing brother. 😔❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Our condolences to your team, a huge loss.
so sorry to hear this. prayers to all family 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 RIP Sir . ❤️❤️
So sorry for this loss🙏🏻
Battalion 403 is currently working with Task Force 6211 on the Caldor Fire. We were assigned to patrol duty and mop up operations in Division A/D. Can’t believe the devastation. Our hearts go out to those that lost everything. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #caldor ... See MoreSee Less
Get R done!
Probationary Firefighter Paramedic Claire Kelly working our new Amkus Ion Tools to extricate a patient from last nights traffic accident while Probationary Firefighter Paramedic Nolan Reidel provides patient care. A complete “B”post blow out was completed and the patient was extricated in 11 minutes.
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So proud of you Claire! Excellent work!
You go Claire!!!
Kick some ass Claire!
So grateful there are still good ppl in this world…
After being home from the Dixie Fire for two days, OES WT61 was redeployed to the French Fire in Kern County. The unit is staffed with a Captain and an Engineer. They are currently providing structure defense.
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Congratulations to Probationary Firefighter Claire Kelly on passing her three month manipulative exam. Well done Claire.
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Congratulations, the old fire ground,, seems like yesterday. Lots of memories there and you are making new ones.
Great Job and we appreciate your commitment to keeping our Colton community safe!
Way to go, Claire!
Congratulations, but you are still a Rookie.
Way to go.
Nice, Claire! 👍🏻
Congrats, Claire 🔥 ☺️
Claire rocks! 💚
So proud of you Claire!!
Great job Claire! 🔥 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Make Rialto proud!!! Good job.
Good job, Claire!
We would like to thank @firehousesubs for their generosity in donating multiple cases of water to the Colton Fire Department. This is greatly appreciated, and will be very useful during this hot summer #firehousesubs #firefighter #californiafirefighter ... See MoreSee Less
Good job. Thanks!
Thank you Diane Sosack from LKQ Pick Your Part for the recent donation of vehicles. The extrication training we conducted with the vehicles will help in saving many lives.
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Thank You young lady. The training our CFD team receives is truly demonstrated in actual emergencies. We greatly appreciate this donation!
Keep training boys!
Colton Fire along with mutual aid units from Loma Linda, Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire working a recycling yard fire on the 2000 blk of Steel Rd. There was an injury to a facility employee and he was transported to ARMC for treatment. San Manuel Fire along with another Redlands unit provided city-wide coverage during the incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know where you can drop off household Hazardous Waste products?
There are 15 different locations throughout San Bernardino County that will accept such items. All you need is an ID indicating you reside within the county. Please don't drop off waste materials on the street, vacant lots or at police and fire stations. Do the responsible thing for our community.
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Thank you for providing this info.
Today was Armando Morales’s badge pinning ceremony. He has been learning the trades, department & city policies and department culture over the last two weeks. Next week he will be assigned to ME214 A shift.
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Congratulations, welcome to City Colton what a blessing 🙏🏻
Congratulations and welcome to our great city!
Congratulations 👏👏 Enjoy a long healthy safe career young man!
Congrats to the newbies, haven't seen Ray in a while. Hello Ray.
It is going to be toasty out there today, so stay hydrated, find a cool place, keep an eye on the elderly and pets. ... See MoreSee Less
staying now 108
On April 2nd Council Member Dr. G presented the City Talk “Community Impact Award” to longtime community volunteer Frances Weaver, receptionist at Fire Station 211. In lieu of a plaque, Frances used the funds that would have been used to purchase a plaque to purchase and donate four dog oxygen kits to Colton Fire Department and three kits to the Loma Linda Fire Department. These life saving doggy kits were provided by the Emma Zen Foundation.
Thank you Frances for all of your services to the community and for the generous donation.
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Colton Fire along with mutual aid resources responded to a vegetation fire to the rear of 1401 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. this evening. The fire consumed roughly 5 acres of vegetation on a hillside. No structures were damaged and the cause of the fire is believed to be the result of use of fireworks. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less
Please welcome Armando Morales to your Colton Fire Department. Armando started on Monday and will go through a two week mini academy. Best of luck to you sir!
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Armando will not know who all these old guys are!
Welcome to the brotherhood.
Welcome to Colton!
Congratulations Armando. Stay safe.
Rip fellow Giordano. Thank you for your services as a first responder. My condolences to friends and family
Five years ago today, we said goodbye to FF Paramedic Jamie Wixon. If you only knew how often your name comes up during conversations. You are truly missed brother. Rest In Peace. ... See MoreSee Less
Some of the best times at 214 with Jamie! I will never forget a structure fire we were working in 212s area… fire knocked down and Jamie using his cell while the rest of us had our BAs hooked up. We got a good laugh out of that one.
Amen. A more positive Brother you could not meet. We called it “Wixonomics”… I had the privilege to work with him and to spend some quality time with him once we were retired. I wish I had taken the time to get to know him earlier in my career.
Can't believe it's been 5 years. His family is still in our prayers. 🙏
He definitely was a special guy. He could make you laugh and was an awesome guy! I miss you man!
Knew him at my time at SB COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Always smiling
So many memories of working with this guy!
RIP sir. Your Fire family misses you.
Wixonnomics… I miss this guy
Bless your spirit. 💓
RIP Jamie 🙏🏽
Three years ago today, we tragically loss a brother. Rest In Peace Engineer Ryan Foulks. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest in Peace Ryan! You are missed by all. It came up on my fb memories today of your passing. I will never forget when I found out. Prayers going out to the Foulks family today! Love you all.
Never forgotten. My boy watching cartoons at 211 with Ryan 💔
Thank you for your service Ryan Foulks. May I Rest In Peace
Jessica Foulks ❤❤ sending hugs to you and your girls
Colton’s Battalion 403 and Battalion 912A from San Manuel are working as Task Force Leaders on the Beckwourth Complex on the Plumas National Forest. The fire made some good runs but we were able to keep them in check. The fire is currently mapped at 24,525 and 11% contained. ... See MoreSee Less
Be safe firefighters
You be safe out there!
Be safe. Last I heard it's at 61k acres
Thank you and be safe
this is so wrong. maybe one day you'll need help from fire dept.
With all the disrespect towards our Brothers in Blue, It was only a matter of time… Society needs to wake up & turn these low lifes in before there’s no Police and Fire to answer your 911 calls… 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️
What a fuck tard people are fucking assholes
303 East “E” Street
Colton, CA 92324
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Phone: (909) 370-5100
Fax: (909) 370-6146