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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

**UPDATE** Fire units have cleared, Rancho Ave. should be opened.
Colton Fire
is working a small vegetation fire on Rancho Ave. at “K” St. Rancho Ave. is currently closed while we mop things up. Please avoid the area.
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**UPDATE** Fire units have cleared, Rancho Ave. should be opened.
Colton Fire 
is working a small vegetation fire on Rancho Ave. at “K” St. Rancho Ave. is currently closed while we mop things up. Please avoid the area.

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Congratulations Claire 🎉🎈🎊 you deserve it! You comfort me and my baby girl and let us know all will be fine and sure thing it was. You and you team did an amazing job.

Congratulations young lady!

Congratulations. Now keep on learning and growing. Remember your gonna see and learn something new throughout your whole career. Stay safe and confident. And always put things in the hands of God to comfort you in whatever you do throughout your whole career. Once again Congratulations 🎊 👏 💐 🥳

Congratulations Claire !!❤

Congratulations Claire!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS Claire

Congratulations! Be safe sister! 👏👏🚒🚒

Congratulations Claire!!🎉

Thank you everyone for such kindness and support!

Congrats Claire !

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That's awesome! Congratulations!

Congratulations 🚒

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Congratulations!!!🎉

Congratulations!

Yessssss! Congratulations

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Congratulations

Congrats Claire Kelly!!!

Nice job Claire!👍🏻🔥

Good for you. 😃

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

A new face will be welcoming you at Fire Station 211. Samantha Amabisca joined the Colton Fire Department on Monday April 18th as an Office Specialist I. Samantha came to us from Riverside County Fire, where she worked as a Fire Communications Dispatcher. Welcome aboard Samantha! #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

A new face will be welcoming you at Fire Station 211.  Samantha Amabisca joined the Colton Fire Department on Monday April 18th as an Office Specialist I. Samantha came to us from Riverside County Fire, where she worked as a Fire Communications Dispatcher. Welcome aboard Samantha! #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #coltonfire

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Welcome to Colton!

2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Do you have leftover paint around the house or taking up space in the garage? Drop it off at the Gonzales Center this Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Paint must be sealed and in its original container.

What can you bring?
• House paint and primers (latex or oiled-based)
• Stains
• Deck and concrete sealers
• Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)
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Do you have leftover paint around the house or taking up space in the garage? Drop it off at the Gonzales Center this Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Paint must be sealed and in its original container. 

What can you bring? 
• House paint and primers (latex or oiled-based) 
• Stains 
• Deck and concrete sealers 
• Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)
3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Thank you to the students from Concorde Career College for assisting us with our annual Multi Casualty Drill (MCI). The drill was held at Reche Canyon Convalescent Hospital in Colton. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the students from Concorde Career College for assisting us with our annual Multi Casualty Drill (MCI). The drill was held at Reche Canyon Convalescent Hospital in Colton.

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Boggs and Miller… OG

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

We would like to thank all of the dispatchers out there for your service. Without you, our jobs would be impossible. ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to thank all of the dispatchers out there for your service. Without you, our jobs would be impossible.

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Thank you🙂

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

On March 27th, Colton Fire members had the opportunity to stop by Alaia’s house to congratulate her on having her last Chemotherapy treatment. This young lady is a warrior and we’re glad we had this opportunity.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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On March 27th, Colton Fire members had the opportunity to stop by Alaia’s  house to congratulate her on having her last Chemotherapy treatment. This young lady is a warrior and we’re glad we had this opportunity.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

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🧡🧡🧡Yes she is! She has relied on our city paramedics a time or two when she had stroke like symptoms and seizures from treatment … thank you for your response to her emergencies and victory celebration!!! 🚒Colton Fire & Paramedics Rock!!!! -proud aunt of a warrior!! 🧡 🧡😊

Amazing News!!! 🎗🎗🎗

❤️❤️❤️

🧡🧡🧡

Looking good y’all!

Renee Rivas 💜💜💜

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is testing a new Class A/B fluorine-free firefighting foam. This foam provides a great blanket for flammable liquid fires at .5% foam proportion and is effective at .1% on class A fires.
#coltonfire. #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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Colton Fire is testing a new Class A/B fluorine-free firefighting foam.  This foam provides a great blanket for flammable liquid fires at .5% foam proportion and is effective at .1% on class A fires.
#coltonfire. #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

We are pleased to announce Colton Fire Captain David Santos @dave_santos_ will be part of the LEDS committee panel discussion at the CA State 100th annual conference. Leadership Equity Diversity and Service (LEDS) is a hot topic in todays fire service. He will be joining several engaged California Fire Service leaders including Oakland Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, Glendale Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas, Riverside City Fire Chief Michael Moore, Torrance Fire Chief Martin Serna, Hemet Fire Chief Eddie Sell, Long Beach Battalion Chief Karen Rindone, Alameda County Battalion Chief Heather Marques, Hemet Captain Ernie Moreno, and Oakland Lieutenant Nicole McCall. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #csfafire #californiafirefighter ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to announce Colton Fire Captain David Santos @dave_santos_ will be part of the LEDS committee panel discussion at the @csfafire 100th annual conference. Leadership Equity Diversity and Service (LEDS) is a hot topic in todays fire service. He will be joining several engaged California Fire Service leaders including Oakland Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, Glendale Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas, Riverside City Fire Chief Michael Moore, Torrance Fire Chief Martin Serna, Hemet Fire Chief Eddie Sell, Long Beach Battalion Chief Karen Rindone, Alameda County Battalion Chief Heather Marques, Hemet Captain Ernie Moreno, and Oakland Lieutenant Nicole McCall. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #csfafire #californiafirefighter

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Excellent choice. A professional representative.

Outstanding, Dave! Congrats!

Congratulations buddy!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

He’s such a good person, as well.

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

MT211 works to shut down a sheared hydrant on 10th and C St.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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MT211 works to shut down a sheared hydrant on 10th and C St.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

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Just down the street from me.

Just look at the color of that water! :-)

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a wrong way driver on WB10 freeway at Mt. Vernon. A single vehicle hit a K rail head on while traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. A single patient was treated and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a wrong way driver on WB10 freeway at Mt. Vernon. A single vehicle hit a K rail head on while traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. A single patient was treated and transported to a local hospital for evaluation. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachmentImage attachment

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Prayers for the victim I just passed by! 🥺

Do you have any information on the car that was stopped on D st last night?

I keep hearing more and more about wrong way drivers on the freeway.

Jaimee Gonzalez

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is currently working a railroad incident within the City of Colton. A small fire was quickly extinguished and one injured person was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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They took it seriously 🧐

Brian, dear. Where’d you go? Oh no. Did I hurt your feelings? 🤦‍♀️🤪. So very sorry. 😁😘😂😂. I’ll do better next time.

A derailment is classified as an incident?

4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Now that we are all up and moving our clocks 1 hour forward, don’t forget to change the batteries and test your smoke detectors. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #daylightsavings #springforward ... See MoreSee Less

Now that we are all up and moving our clocks 1 hour forward, don’t forget to change the batteries and test your smoke detectors.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #daylightsavings #springforward
4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to FFPM Claire Kelly on passing her 11 month probationary exam. This exam ran the course of two days and took approximately 15 hours to complete. She was tested in all facets of the fire service. Congratulations again on a job well done. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainyourprobie ... See MoreSee Less

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That's awesome! Congrats! You worked hard to get to the finish line. Congratulations

Congratulations Claire, job well done

Congratulations Claire!

Congrats Claire, strong work!

Great job congratulations

Congratulations, Claire!

You go girl, so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Claire! 🔥

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Congratulations

Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊

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Well done

💚

That’s my former A/O!!!

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4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire crews took advantage of the cool weather yesterday and worked on honing our extrications skills.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Amkus #diamondbackfireandrescue
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Colton Fire crews took advantage of the cool weather yesterday and worked on honing our extrications skills. 
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Thanks for your service hero...

Thank you

4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire has several COVID Rapid Tests available for free to Colton citizens. One can be picked up while supplies last at Fire Station 211 located at 303 E. E St. Monday-Thursday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Please be prepared to show ID with Colton address. ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire has several COVID Rapid Tests available for free to Colton citizens.  One can be picked up while supplies last at Fire Station 211 located at 303 E. E St. Monday-Thursday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Please be prepared to show ID with Colton address.

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Do you still have them?

Cesar Reyes

5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

OES 330 along with Battalion 404 are currently battling the Airport Fire near Bishop, CA. The two units left last night as part of a Strike Team assignment along with four additional engines from the area. The fire is currently 3,300 acres and is being driven by winds. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #CalOES #bdu ... See MoreSee Less

OES 330 along with Battalion 404 are currently battling the Airport Fire near Bishop, CA. The two units left last night as part of a Strike Team assignment along with four additional engines from the area. The fire is currently 3,300 acres and is being driven by winds. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #caloes #bdu

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Be safe out there.

5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Fire Safety Specialist McBride on being pinned last night by his wife at the City Council meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Fire Safety Specialist McBride on being pinned last night by his wife at the City Council meeting.

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Congratulations 👏👏👏

Congratulations 👏🎉

5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

We are saddened to learn of the tragic news out of Stockton, CA. Captain Fortuna was killed by gunfire while working at a dumpster fire. Our deepest condolences go out to the Fortuna family, their friends and our brothers and sisters at the Stockton Fire Department. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #coltonfire #stocktonfire ... See MoreSee Less

We are saddened to learn of the tragic news out of Stockton, CA. Captain Fortuna was killed by gunfire while working at a dumpster fire.  Our deepest condolences go out to the Fortuna family, their friends and our brothers and sisters at the Stockton Fire Department. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #coltonfire #stocktonfire

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Rest In Peace, thank you for serving! Praying for the families for comfort and peace!

5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire, Colton Police, CHP, San Bernardino County Fire and AMR responded to the WB10 freeway at Pepper Ave this afternoon for a possible jumper. Thankfully, Colton PD was able to talk the individual down and transported them to receive the help they need. Nobody was injured during this incident. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #Local935 ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire, Colton Police, CHP, San Bernardino County Fire and AMR responded to the WB10 freeway at Pepper Ave this afternoon for a possible jumper. Thankfully, Colton PD was able to talk the individual down and transported them to receive the help they need. Nobody was injured during this incident. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #local935

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Praying for them. I hope they get help and heal.

I'm praying for the poor people who have to wait in traffic.

Great job Colton PD!!

Rose Muhar

Lupita Verduzco Rivera

Priscilla Ybanez

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5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Get ready for another round of wind. Expect near-critical fire weather conditions on Saturday. Please stay safe out there!
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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Get ready for another round of wind. Expect near-critical fire weather conditions on Saturday. Please stay safe out there!
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6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Welcome aboard Fire Safety Specialist McBride!
Donald has been Volunteering with Colton Fire for over two years.
As of Monday, he is our new full-time Fire Safety Specialist.
Donald has over 20 years of fire safety and prevention experience.
Please welcome him (officially) when you see him around town.

#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
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Welcome aboard Fire Safety Specialist McBride! 
Donald has been Volunteering with Colton Fire for over two years.
As of Monday, he is our new full-time Fire Safety Specialist.
Donald has over 20 years of fire safety and prevention experience.
Please welcome him (officially) when you see him around town.

#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters

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Congratulations Donald, welcome to Colton

Congratulations, Donald!

Congratulations welcome 💙

Congratulations, welcome

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations

Congrats and Welcome to the Team!

Hello and welcome to Colton.

Welcome!

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6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Call type and volume for 2021. ... See MoreSee Less

Call type and volume for 2021.

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Thank you for being there for me when I needed you. Medical call.

6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Our deepest condolences to the Spink family, their friends and our Brothers and Sisters at the Barstow Fire Protection District. We are saddened to hear the news of Engineer Spinks passing.
It was an honor and privilege to be part of the Sea of Blue and the Procession to take Dave Home. Rest In Peace. Gone, but never forgotten.
#coltonfire # coltonfd #coltonfd #barstowfireprotectiondistrict #restinoeace
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Our deepest condolences to the Spink family, their friends and our Brothers and Sisters at the Barstow Fire Protection District. We are saddened to hear the news of Engineer Spinks passing. 
It was an honor and privilege to be part of the Sea of Blue and the Procession to take Dave Home. Rest In Peace. Gone, but never forgotten.
#coltonfire # coltonfd #coltonfd #barstowfireprotectiondistrict #restinoeace

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Praying for the hearts of those who love him.

😑💔

6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Thank you to all of our LEO’s. We appreciate what you do. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cpd #coltonpolice #leo’s ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to all of our LEO’s. We appreciate what you do. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cpd #coltonpolice #leo’s
6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units are clearing the scene of a residential structure fire in the 2000 blk of N. Rancho Ave. A single unit of eight sustained damage from the fire while crews prevented the fire from spreading to adjacent units.
Mutual Aid was provided by Loma Linda, Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire.
No injuries were reported. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
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Colton Fire units are clearing the scene of a residential structure fire in the 2000 blk of N. Rancho Ave. A single unit of eight sustained damage from the fire while crews prevented the fire from spreading to adjacent units. 
Mutual Aid was provided by Loma Linda, Redlands and San Bernardino County Fire.
No injuries were reported. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

In a home fire, can your family safely escape in just 2 minutes?
This spring, the American Red Cross Southern California Region and partners will Sound the Alarm to help #EndHomeFires in local communities by educating people about home fire safety and installing smoke alarms. The Red Cross and partners will canvas neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.
SAFETY FIRST! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Red Cross will follow COVID-19 safety protocols during all Sound the Alarm events to protect the people they serve and their volunteers.

Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/SoCal or call 714-481-5334 for more information or to sign up for free smoke alarm installation.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #redcross
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In a home fire, can your family safely escape in just 2 minutes?
This spring, the American Red Cross Southern California Region and partners will Sound the Alarm to help #EndHomeFires in local communities by educating people about home fire safety and installing smoke alarms. The Red Cross and partners will canvas neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms in homes, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create home fire escape plans.
SAFETY FIRST! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Red Cross will follow COVID-19 safety protocols during all Sound the Alarm events to protect the people they serve and their volunteers. 
 
Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/SoCal or call 714-481-5334 for more information or to sign up for free smoke alarm installation.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #redcrossImage attachment
6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 800 E. Washington early this morning. Heavy fire venting through the roof was found upon arrival of the first due engine. A second alarm was requested and through a coordinated fire attack, only two of the twelve units were damaged from fire. Two units below the fire units sustained water damage.

Mutual Aid was provided by Loma Linda, Redlands, San Manuel and San Bernardino County Fire Departments.

Red Cross was requested and assisted with 12 displaced occupants.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Local935
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Why was the guy in scrubs being detained?

Why was dude detained?

So glad my family made it out safe .

Watch the video your department needs better training.

So sad! My prayers are with all the families!

What complex is this!

How did it start ?

Cia Vasquez

Kia Burson

The guy arrested in the video set the fire from what I found he was cooking and smoking meth

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6 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Prepare now for the next storm. You can get pre-filled, self serve sand bags from Colton Public Works parking lot @ 160 S. 10th St. Sand bags and sand is available at Fire Station 211 @ 303 E. E St. and Fire Station 214 @ 1151 S. Meadow Ln. Please be prepared to show ID and there is a limit of ten bags per citizen. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #Sandbags ... See MoreSee Less

Prepare now for the next storm. You can get pre-filled, self serve sand bags from Colton Public Works parking lot @ 160 S. 10th St. Sand bags and sand is available at Fire Station 211 @ 303 E. E St. and Fire Station 214 @ 1151 S. Meadow Ln. Please be prepared to show ID and there is a limit of ten bags per citizen. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #sandbags