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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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15 hours ago
City of Colton Fire

Please come join us on Oct. 15th for our Open House/ Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served starting at 0900.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #openhouse #pancakebreakfast
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Please come join us on Oct. 15th for our Open House/ Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served starting at 0900. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #openhouse #pancakebreakfast

Congratulations to FFPM Colton Glandorff, Captain Shaun Tarcon and FFPM Aaron Cornejo for participating in and completing the Los Angeles Stair Climb. These guys climbed 75 stories in full turnouts and breathing bottles strapped to their backs today. Strong work fellas. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to FFPM Colton Glandorff, Captain Shaun Tarcon and FFPM Aaron Cornejo for participating in and completing the Los Angeles Stair Climb.  These guys climbed 75 stories in full turnouts and breathing bottles strapped to their backs today.  Strong work fellas.

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Great job, congratulations!

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Colton Fire Breast Cancer Awareness shirts available for a limited time. Mens and woman’s (V neck), small - XL 20.00 each. Shirts can be picked up from Fire Station 212 at 1511 N. Rancho Ave or Fire Station 214 at 1151 S. Meadow Ln. between the hours of 0800-1700.
Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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Colton Fire Breast Cancer Awareness shirts available for a limited time. Mens and woman’s (V neck), small - XL 20.00 each. Shirts can be picked up from Fire Station 212 at 1511 N. Rancho Ave or Fire Station 214 at 1151 S. Meadow Ln. between the hours of 0800-1700.
Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Congratulations to Firefighter Paramedic’s Nick Roberts and Aaron Cornejo for completing their one year probation. They both received their helmet shields indicating complete acceptance and regular full time status. Strong work guys. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #finishedprobation ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Firefighter Paramedic’s Nick Roberts and Aaron Cornejo for completing their one year probation. They both received their helmet shields indicating complete acceptance and regular full time status. Strong work guys. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #finishedprobationImage attachment

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Congratulations, may your journey be protected and successful.

Congratulations Well Done

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!

That's awesome! Congratulations!

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Congrats

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Love Colton firefighters they are the BEST 👌 💯👊♨️💪 just seen them put a fire out on my block this morning thank you all 🙏

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3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Strike Team 6220A is currently assigned to the Mosquito Fire in the Lake Tahoe Forest. The strike team is made up of members from Apple Valley, Chino, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Manuel Fire Department. ... See MoreSee Less

Strike Team 6220A is currently assigned to the Mosquito Fire in the Lake Tahoe Forest. The strike team is made up of members from Apple Valley, Chino, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Manuel Fire Department.

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Our Heroes, praying for your safety,

Be safe, all of you.

HEROES!!

3 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

A huge thank you to the folks at #tropicali for taking such good care of Strike Team 6224A today. ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thank you to the folks at #tropicali for taking such good care of Strike Team 6224A today.

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u couddd offf hade mm e butt i was 1/2 inche to short so iwas told i belong to 101st a b d 506 band of bro . g od bless ou all . Eddie Rodriguez

4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Battalion 403 and BE214 assisting at the Radford Fire in Big Bear. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Battalion 403 and BE214 assisting at the Radford Fire in Big Bear. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachment

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Prayers to you all 🙏

Prayers to you all ❤️

Stay safe out there!

WHY AREN'T THE SUPER SCOOPERS BEING USED??

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💙🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💙

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4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

Have a happy and safe Labor Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!
4 weeks ago
City of Colton Fire

The Cooling Center at the Gonzales Center will be open until 9pm, Sunday, September 4. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

The California ISO has issued a statewide Flex Alert for today, Aug. 31, from 4-9 p.m. due to excessive heat and high energy demand. Consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use to protect grid reliability. Read the news release: ow.ly/HXs850KxjGN ... See MoreSee Less

The California ISO has issued a statewide Flex Alert for today, Aug. 31, from 4-9 p.m. due to excessive heat and high energy demand. Consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use to protect grid reliability. Read the news release: http://ow.ly/HXs850KxjGN

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And be sure to plug in all those electric vehicles!!!

1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

Excessive Heat watch Tuesday thru Sunday. Please stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors during peak temperature times and limit outdoor activities.
Keep your fur family members indoors and make sure their water bowls are full. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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Excessive Heat watch Tuesday thru Sunday. Please stay cool and hydrated. Stay indoors during peak temperature times and limit outdoor activities.
Keep your fur family members indoors and make sure their water bowls are full.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachment
1 month ago
City of Colton Fire

We mourn the loss of brother Curtis Gold of the Ontario Professional Firefighters - Local 1430. Our condolences to his family, Fire family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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RIP Brother Prayers For His Family And Friends May He Always Rest In The Arms Of Our Lord

Condolences and prayers to family

Prayers for his family🙏🙏

R I P Brother. Prayers for comfort and protection to your family. 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

Saying a prayer for the family, friends and co-workers!

Rest In Peace

Prayers

Rip 🙏💛

Praying for his family 🙏

🙏🏽😔

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Praying for his family and co-workers

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2 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Please welcome Engineer Mike Chidester, Firefighter Paramedic Luis Vejar and Firefighter Paramedic Richard Cotter to the Colton Fire Department. All three new hires started their mini-academy on Monday, July 25th. You will see them out in the field around August 6th. Best of luck to you gentlemen during your probationary year. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #NewHires #boots #probies ... See MoreSee Less

Please welcome Engineer Mike Chidester, Firefighter Paramedic Luis Vejar and Firefighter Paramedic Richard Cotter to the Colton Fire Department. All three new hires started their mini-academy on Monday, July 25th.  You will see them out in the field around August 6th. Best of luck to you gentlemen during your probationary year.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newhires #boots #probiesImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations 🎊 thank you so much for your services ❤️

Good luck Gentlemen!

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Congratulations

Welcome! God Bless U! Thank You for your service!!

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Welcome to Colton

Welcome to City of Colton Fire‼️

Welcome aboard!

congratulations, it's a great place to retire from. Work hard.

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fires Battalion Chief Weems and Engineer Engle along with members from Colton PD providing Honor Guard duty at Colton’s Birthday celebration on July 9th. ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fires Battalion Chief Weems and Engineer Engle along with members from Colton PD providing Honor Guard duty at Colton’s Birthday celebration on July 9th.

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That's a great picture!

Awesome 👍

Keep up the good work!

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Thank you to our Founding Father’s. Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our Founding Father’s. Hope you all have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!
3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

If you are going to use Safe and Sane Fireworks, here is an important safety message from Cal OES. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are going to use Safe and Sane Fireworks, here is an important safety message from Cal OES.
3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Our very own Firefighter/Paramedic Claire Kelly had the pleasure of joining the Cadre for the Girls Empowerment Camp hosted by OCFA this past weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome‼️

3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Nine years ago today, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives. Rest In Peace Heroes! ... See MoreSee Less

Nine years ago today, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives. Rest In Peace Heroes!

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Thank you for your dedication and service

RIP Brothers… 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

Rest in Peace Hero’s 🙏🏼

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

A vehicle accident which ignited a vegetation fire on the SB 215 at I10 has traffic extremely congested. Please avoid the areas. EB 10 interchanged completely shut down. SB215 will be limited to two lanes. ... See MoreSee Less

A vehicle accident which ignited a vegetation fire on the SB 215 at I10 has traffic extremely congested. Please avoid the areas. EB 10 interchanged completely shut down. SB215 will be limited to two lanes.Image attachment

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I was stuck in this shit today fucking sucked !! Ryan Hilderbrand

Get-r-done

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Major head on traffic collision last night on La Cadena Dr. just south of Valley Blvd. Two vehicles involved with both patients trapped and needing extrication. Crews used rescue tools to cut both occupants out of their vehicles. Both patients were transported to a local trauma center for continued care and treatment. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Amkus #diamondbackfireandrescue ... See MoreSee Less

Major head on traffic collision last night on La Cadena Dr. just south of Valley Blvd. Two vehicles involved with both patients trapped and needing extrication. Crews used rescue tools to cut both occupants out of their vehicles. Both patients were transported to a local trauma center for continued care and treatment. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #amkus #diamondbackfireandrescueImage attachment

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I sure wish Colton Police had the manpower to spend some time on LaCadena, as it is getting busier and busier. A lot more semis, as well.

Prayers for their families 🙏🏻praying for drivers

So many accidents off/ on la ca dena

I live off La Cadena, way too many accidents, people speeding and racing. Always hear the cars skidding.

Prayers to the drivers and for the brave firefighters 🚒

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3 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire is working a vegetation fire at Rancho Ave & K St. The forward rate of spread has been stop just shy of 1.5 acres, but mop up will be extended due to burning stumps. Rancho will be closed in both directions between I10 and N St. for the next few hours. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Independence Day is just over a month away, so we would like to remind you that, if you are caught with illegal fireworks, you will be cited $3,000 and the fireworks will be confiscated. If this is your second offense within 24 months, you will be cited $5,000. We would also like to remind you that the use of any type of fireworks in Reche Canyon or La Loma Hills is illegal and will result with the same consequences. We would like you all to have a Safe & Happy Independence Day. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #justdontdoit ... See MoreSee Less

Independence Day is just over a month away, so we would like to remind you that, if you are caught with illegal fireworks, you will be cited $3,000 and the fireworks will be confiscated. If this is your second offense within 24 months, you will be cited $5,000. We would also like to remind you that the use of any type of fireworks in Reche Canyon or La Loma Hills is illegal and will result with the same consequences. We would like you all to have a Safe & Happy Independence Day.  #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #justdontdoit

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How do you catch them? Can you teach the SB authorities?

I love this Colton PD!! Will you have fliers printed? I’ll be more than happy to pass them out. 👏

Great 👍🏼

4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Please take a moment to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. ... See MoreSee Less

Please take a moment to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Happy Birthday Firefighter Tooley! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday Firefighter Tooley!

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Happy Birthday Jason. What a great place to work.

Happy birthday mr. Tooley God bless your heart stay safe amen

Happy Birthday Jason! That cake looks scrumptious. You’re a good man!!!❤️🎂🎊🎉🎈

Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎈

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday, OLD Guy! 😜

Happy Birthday Sir. and ... that cake looks DELICIOUS.... drool...

Happy Birthday!!

Happy birthday 🎂

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4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire in conjunction with Precision Training Group hosted a S219 class. Students learned various firing techniques. Today we had an opportunity to use these techniques in an open field in LaLoma Hills. Colton, Loma Linda, Chino and San Bernardino County Fire agencies participated as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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Train, train, train!

4 months ago
City of Colton Fire

There will be a small firework show after tonight's graduation at CHS. If you have pets, you may want to bring them in for the evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job yesterday 🙌🏻

thanks letting us know, wish our neighbors would do the same

Thanks for the heads up! Is there an estimated start time?

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Thank you for the door flyers too!

5 months ago
City of Colton Fire

The Colton Fire Department would like to thank Andrew Hernandez of Johnson Storage & Moving Company for the donation of an entire pallet of drinking water. This is very much appreciated, especially as the warmer temperatures are amongst us. ... See MoreSee Less

The Colton Fire Department would like to thank Andrew Hernandez of Johnson Storage & Moving Company for the donation of an entire pallet of drinking water. This is very much appreciated, especially as the warmer temperatures are amongst us.

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Andrew Hernandez Happy to help

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