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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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23 hours ago
City of Colton Fire

Excessive Heat is headed our way. Please take the proper precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors in air conditioned areas if possible. Don’t forget about your fur babies. Make sure your pets water bowls are full and they have shade. #excessiveheat #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Excessive Heat is headed our way. Please take the proper precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors in air conditioned areas if possible. Don’t forget about your fur babies. Make sure your pets water bowls are full and they have shade. #excessiveheat #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

Can’t stress this enough! Please don’t use illegal fireworks.
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Can’t stress this enough! Please don’t use illegal fireworks.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltomfire

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The firehouse on Rancho says ALL are prohibited... Is this true??

Colton Fire Investigators were out again last weekend working with other agencies trying to keep your 4th of July Safe and Sane. More illegal fireworks were taken off the streets and more citations were written. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Investigators were out again last weekend working with other agencies trying to keep your 4th of July Safe and Sane.  More illegal fireworks were taken off the streets and more citations were written.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane

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Keep up the good work ty

Good job, thank you!

Thanks!

Good job colton fire department next time check N Grand Street

Somebody is MAAaaaddddDDDD😡 😡 😂🤣🤣🤣

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Colton Fire units working a fire under the EB10 freeway at the Santa Ana River. This area provides shade and shelter for the homeless, but often become a large trash collection site and catch fire.
Working on the freeway in smokey conditions creates a serious safety concern to for our personnel. Please slow down and merge away from emergency vehicles.
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Colton Fire units working a fire under the EB10 freeway at the Santa Ana River. This area provides shade and shelter for the homeless, but often become a large trash collection site and catch fire. 
Working on the freeway in smokey conditions creates a serious safety concern to for our personnel. Please slow down and merge away from emergency vehicles.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Your Colton Fire Investigators continue to work with San Bernardino County Fire Prevention Bureau in reducing the amount of illegal fireworks brought into the county and state. Over the weekend of May 22nd, Firework Interdiction Team Members confiscated roughly 5,500lbs of illegal fireworks and wrote 19, $1,250 citations. We will continue this effort through July 4th.

We sympathize with your frustration over the use of illegal fireworks and we are doing our best to help mitigate the problem.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #keepitsafeandsane
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Your Colton Fire Investigators continue to work with San Bernardino County Fire Prevention Bureau in reducing the amount of illegal fireworks brought into the county and state. Over the weekend of May 22nd, Firework Interdiction Team Members confiscated roughly 5,500lbs of illegal fireworks and wrote 19, $1,250 citations. We will continue this effort through July 4th.

We sympathize with your frustration over the use of illegal fireworks and we are doing our best to help mitigate the problem.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #keepitsafeandsane

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Thank you!!!!

Thank you!

Awesome 👍

Thank you for keeping us safe and taking these illegal fireworks. I think their fines should be a lot higher though.

Hopefully the judges won’t throw out or reduce the fines. Back in the early 2000’s, they just dismiss the case.

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2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of today’s incident at LACoFD. Rest In Peace to the Engineer that lost his life and hoping for a speedy recovery for the Captain involved. ... See MoreSee Less

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy of today’s incident at LACoFD. Rest In Peace to the Engineer that lost his life and hoping for a speedy recovery for the Captain involved.
2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

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Rest In Peace Sir and thank you for your service.Image attachment

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MAY HE REST IN PEACE. THANKYOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW.

RIP Sir. Thank you for your Service... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

💙🙏💙

My condolences to his family 🙏💔

I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for the family and the Sheriff’s family too.

I’m glad the suspect was taken out! Condolences to family and police department

Thank you for ur service❤️ my condolences and prayers to your family🙏🏻 R. I. P.

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2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

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Honoring those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
2 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Last night, Colton Fire units responded to the area of Riverside Ave. and Miguel Bustamante for a fire. Upon their arrival, they found a fully involved camping trailer fire in close proximity to the Santa Ana River. Crews kept the fire from getting into the vegetation.
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Last night, Colton Fire units responded to the area of Riverside Ave. and Miguel Bustamante for a fire. Upon their arrival, they found a fully involved camping trailer fire in close proximity to the Santa Ana River. Crews kept the fire from getting into the vegetation.
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3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Today, your Colton Fire Department hosted live fire training in preparation for the up coming fire season. We burned approximately 10 acres in the La Loma Hills area of the city. A special thanks to Chief Gillette of Loma Linda Fire for his assistance in coordinating the burn. This drill was attended by several local agencies including: Chino Fire, Loma Linda Fire, Ontario Fire, Rialto Fire, Redlands Fire, San Manuel Fire, San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire.
Photo credit goes out to 564 Fire Photo.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #FC7 #wildlandtraining #local935
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Thank you! Any plans to do reche canyon?

3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Just another reminder that your Colton Fire Department along with surrounding fire agencies will be in La Loma Hills training tomorrow. Fire & smoke may be seen.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
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Just another reminder that your Colton Fire Department along with surrounding fire agencies will be in La Loma Hills training tomorrow. Fire & smoke may be seen. 
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters
3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Today was the final day of Colton Fires first ever engineers academy. Steven, Jake, Servando and Joey spent the last 80 hours learning the trades of an apparatus operator. The department would like to thank the training cadre for their knowledge, time and all of the hard work they put into the program to make it a success.
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Congratulations!

Congratulations

3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Colton Fire Explorer Preston Carlson for completing Crafton Hills Fire Academy. The academy ran from January 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021. Preston will graduate from the Academy this weekend. You are entering the best profession in the world. Continue to make us proud.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #craftonhillsfireacademy #chiefalder
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Congratulations to Colton Fire Explorer Preston Carlson for completing Crafton Hills Fire Academy.  The academy ran from January 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021. Preston will graduate from the Academy this weekend. You are entering the best profession in the world. Continue to make us proud.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #craftonhillsfireacademy #chiefalderImage attachmentImage attachment

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CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations Preston!!

Point him our direction next!!!!

4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Firefighters are on scene of a well involved double-wide mobile home fire on the 2200 block W. Mill St. All occupants were able to evacuate without injuries. Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire, Loma Linda Fire and San Manuel Fire.
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Colton Firefighters are on scene of a well involved double-wide mobile home fire on the 2200 block W.  Mill St.  All occupants were able to evacuate without injuries.  Mutual Aid was provided by San Bernardino County Fire,  Loma Linda Fire and San Manuel Fire.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters

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Sending prayers 🙏

This is really going on by the house Estela Perez Pedroza ???

4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Public Advisory for an upcoming prescribed training burn in the La Loma Hills area. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #prescribedburn ... See MoreSee Less

Public Advisory for an upcoming prescribed training burn in the La Loma Hills area.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #prescribedburn
4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Final day of wildland training in Reche Canyon. Fire departments participating today: Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Montclair, San Manuel, Victorville, Redlands, Rialto, Loma Linda, San Bernardino County and Colton.

Like yesterday, the drill consists of a progressive hose lay and structure defense exercise.
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4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Fire engines from Redlands, Chino, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, San Manuel, San Bernardino County, Loma Linda, and Colton along with several Cal-OES engines are participating in a simulated wildland incident in Reche Canyon today and tomorrow. Crews are simulating a progressive hose lay near Scotch Lane. Additionally, a Structure Defense Group is set up to simulate protecting homes in the Canyon. Fire Department Nurses from Redlands, San Manuel, Ontario, and Rancho Cucamonga Fire Departments are also supporting the training drill. Drills like this one are held annually by the San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Training Officers Association as refresher training. ... See MoreSee Less

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CERT needs to do some training with you. I think we could learn alot from this type of training as well.

About 30 years ago they called it “ bump and run “ training. Lol

Michelle Heath Jerla take Peyton to see them

Camp Pendleton offers “hands on” fire training in June. Do y’all ever participate there?

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4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

The Colton and Loma Linda Fire Departments along with surrounding fire agencies will be conducting a wildland training drill in the area of Reche Canyon May 18 & 19 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Fire engines from various agencies will be travelling around Reche Canyon. THERE WILL BE NO LIVE FIRE. ... See MoreSee Less

The Colton and Loma Linda Fire Departments along with surrounding fire agencies will be conducting a wildland training drill in the area of Reche Canyon May 18 & 19 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Fire engines from various agencies will be travelling around Reche Canyon.  THERE WILL BE NO LIVE FIRE.
1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Yesterday May 13th, Colton Fire provided medic stand-by an fire watch for Colton PD, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Arson Bomb and FBI while they rendered several home made bombs safe in the area of Riverside Ave and Miguel Bustamante. Thankfully no personnel were injured and the detonation did not start a fire.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #cpd #fbi #sbcoso
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1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire took delivery of OES 6601. This is an HME Type 6 brush engine built on a Ford chassis. It is 4 wheel drive, carries 300 gallons of water, foam and hose for wildland fires.

This Type 6 engine is in addition to the Type 1 engine and Water Tender we currently have from Cal-OES. These engines are loaned to us through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide mutual aid up and down the state of California. Additionally, we are allowed to use them to protect the citizens of Colton.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #caloes #oes #mutualaidof
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Colton Fire took delivery of OES 6601. This is an HME Type 6 brush engine built on a Ford chassis. It is 4 wheel drive, carries 300 gallons of water, foam and hose for wildland fires.

This Type 6 engine is in addition to the Type 1 engine and Water Tender we currently have from Cal-OES. These engines are loaned to us through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide mutual aid up and down the state of California.  Additionally, we are allowed to use them to protect the citizens of Colton.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #caloes #oes #mutualaidofImage attachmentImage attachment

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Very nice!

Sweet!

Nice

Saw you Claire Kelly washing that Saturday as we passed on Rancho SB

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Day one of our first ever Engineer Academy. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #firefighter ... See MoreSee Less

Day one of our first ever Engineer Academy. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept #firefighter

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The daily apparatus check-out...get a rag and a creeper.

This is a fire engine

Is Ron Helm the instructor

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Thank you Colton PD for all of your hard work. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Stay safe out there. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Colton PD for all of your hard work. We appreciate each and everyone of you. Stay safe out there. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters

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thank you for your service.

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Attention all CFD members! Classes are filling up quick. Sign up for Company Officer and Chief Officer Training. #train #alwayslearning #californiafirefighter #redhelmettraining #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

As we get closer to July 4th, we would like to remind you that only non-altered, State of California Fire Marshal approved "Safe and Sane" fireworks are legal within the City of Colton with the exception of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills. Fireworks of any kind are illegal in Reche Canyon & La Loma Hills. Illegal fireworks (Fire Crackers, Cherry Bomb, Bottle Rockets, Mortars and Roman Candles to name a few) are illegal anywhere in the State of California. First time offenders will receive a $3,000.00 fine, second time offenders within 24 months will receive a $5,000.00 fine. Please be safe and celebrate only with Safe and Sane fireworks in permittable areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane #PTSDawareness #protectyourfurbabies
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As we get closer to July 4th, we would like to remind you that only non-altered, State of California Fire Marshal approved Safe and Sane  fireworks are legal within the City of Colton with the exception of Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills. Fireworks of any kind are illegal in Reche Canyon & La Loma Hills. Illegal fireworks (Fire Crackers, Cherry Bomb, Bottle Rockets, Mortars and Roman Candles to name a few) are illegal anywhere in the State of California. First time offenders will receive a $3,000.00 fine, second time offenders within 24 months will receive a $5,000.00 fine. Please be safe and celebrate only with Safe and Sane fireworks in permittable areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #safeandsane #PTSDawareness #protectyourfurbabies
1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

We would like to recognize and thank all of the hard working nurses out there. Thank you, you truly make a difference. #coltonfd #coltonfirefightes #coltonfire #nationalnurseday #nationalnursesweek #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to recognize and thank all of the hard working nurses out there. Thank you, you truly make a difference. #coltonfd #coltonfirefightes #coltonfire #nationalnurseday #nationalnursesweek #thankyou

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Congrats to the GOOD nurses NOT the nurse Jackie’s 😂😂😂😂😂

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Congratulations to Miguel, Jake and Claire on their badge pinning this evening. This signifies the completion of their 12 day academy and the start of their new careers. Each member will start a six shift ride along as a fourth member to be further mentored before starting shift work. We are expecting great things from all three of them. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainyourprobie ... See MoreSee Less

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CONGRATULATIONS one and all

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to you all!

Congrats 👏

Congratulations Miguel

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Nice job Clare

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations, I worked there in 1962. Great department.

Welcome to Colton we are all family here!

Congratulations to you three! Wishing you a great career!

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1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

It’s international Firefighters day! Today we recognize the efforts our firefighters put in every day to serve the City of Colton. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept ... See MoreSee Less

It’s international Firefighters day! Today we recognize the efforts our firefighters put in every day to serve the City of Colton. #coltonfirefighters #coltonfire #coltonfiredept

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Thank you for your service. Your dispatchers appreciate you!

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton firefighters responded to a traffic collision on the westbound 10 between Mt Vernon and 9th st. The cause of the crash was a wrong way driver who reportedly was traveling eastbound on the westbound lanes beginning in Fontana at Cherry avenue. The wrong way driver was not injured, the driver of the other vehicle had some Injuries and was transported to a local hospital #coltonfirefighters #coltonfiredept #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

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Sufficiently inebriated to absorb the shock, naturally the wrong way driver isn't injured. May the innocent recover quickly!

Shocking!

Steve

Sending positive vibes for a speedy recovery and healing Niki VanKleef !!!!

Gabriela Aguilera

Johnny Medina

Cristian Ramos

Biata Esparza

Nina Flores

Miguel Barba Braulio Barba Viviana Barba

Omg we are glad you survived!!! We are praying for a speedy recovery!! Hopefully that jerk has good insurance!

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