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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

FACEBOOK NEWS

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After a busy night running multiple fires and firework related calls, Colton Fire members continue to complete necessary apparatus checks and training to ensure we are ready for the next call.
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After a busy night running multiple fires and firework related calls, Colton Fire members continue to complete necessary apparatus checks and training to ensure we are ready for the next call.
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🚒🧑‍🚒🇺🇸Thank You for Your Faithful Service to ALL in NEED. Blessings 🙏

Thank you all for ur service ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you so much for all you do!

An amazing department

Thank you to all

Thank you

💕

I don’t want to talk about the 4th of July. I don’t want to do that again. Colton Fire was amazing as always.

Thank you guys . Idiots have a hard time understanding. Be safe

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Colton Fire hopes everyone has a safe holiday weekend. We will be up staffing an additional engine and Chief Officers to ensure your safety. Please remember that ALL FIREWORKS are illegal in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. Penalties for having fireworks in these areas will cost you $1,500.00 and will result in your fireworks being confiscated. ANY FIREWORK that does not bare the Fire Marshal Seal, is considered illegal and will be confiscated and an administrative fine of $1,500.00 will be issued. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #HaveASafe4thOfJuly ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire hopes everyone has a safe holiday weekend. We will be up staffing an additional engine and Chief Officers to ensure your safety. Please remember that ALL FIREWORKS are illegal in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. Penalties for having fireworks in these areas will cost you $1,500.00 and will result in your fireworks being confiscated. ANY FIREWORK that does not bare the Fire Marshal Seal, is considered illegal and will be confiscated and an administrative fine of $1,500.00 will be issued. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #haveasafe4thofjuly

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Thank You for your service. Be extra careful this weekend and we appreciate all that you do to keep us safe!

Thank you!

Colton Fire Investigators worked in conjunction with San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire at an undisclosed location within San Bernardino County on Saturday and Sunday to reduce the amount of illegal fireworks in our community. During those two days, 93 citations were written and roughly 40,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks were confiscated. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Local935 #SanBernardinoCountyFire #ranchocucamongafire ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire Investigators worked in conjunction with San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire at an undisclosed location within San Bernardino County on Saturday and Sunday to reduce the amount of illegal fireworks in our community. During those two days, 93 citations were written and roughly 40,000 lbs. of illegal fireworks were confiscated. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #local935 #sanbernardinocountyfire #ranchocucamongafireImage attachmentImage attachment

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You might not catch all the illegal fireworks but you sure are making a dent! Thanks for doing a great job!

Good Colton Fire , San Bernardino County Fire and Rancho Cucamonga Fire. Good Job. Keep up the good work.

I miss the days where explosions, hot dogs, burgers and good old fashioned American pride was on full display. Americans have turned into a bunch of weak pansy asses.

Thank you, we listen to them every night. Poor dogs!!!

Thank you for taking those, tired of hearing them as well.

I have notice a decrease of fireworks in my neighborhood! Thank you!

Thank you. Please keep up the enforcement

Thank you to all the fire department 🚒

Good job! But why can’t the location or approximate location be revealed?

WONDERFUL! thank you so much for all that you do!

Please come to Fontana!!!

Hurray! Thank you!

Thank You 👍👍👍

How much for one of those pallets? #ikidikid

Thank you.

Thats a kot of BANG

Thank you!

Y'all ain't got nothing better to do?

Good work👍🚒

Freedom huh😂

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Than you!!!

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Awesome

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In memory of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots

2 weeks ago

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Colton Fire is working a minor train derailment at the UP tracks and 10 freeway. No hazards noted and no injuries.
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Colton Fire is working a minor train derailment at the UP tracks and 10 freeway. No hazards noted and no injuries.
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Is the freeway getting backed up because of this

Wow

Damaris Y Jesus

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Video from last nights vegetation fire thanks to Firephotogirl. Thanks Brandy. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #Local935 #illegalfireworksstrikeagain ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there, especially to those that have to work today! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there, especially to those that have to work today!

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Firehouse Subs in Colton on the S/E corner of Pepper Ave. and Valley Blvd. is having their soft opening today. Thank you for the wonderful lunch. Open for business tomorrow. #firehousesubs #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

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I love Firehouse subs. Super excited we finally have one in Colton, now I don't have to travel to Loma Linda.

Can’t wait to try them out! I love sub sandwiches !

Sooo Delicious 😋

Do you by any chance have the exact address ?

May have to try this sometime

Can’t wait to try 1 😋

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

More photos from today's training burn on Litton x Bostick. The training was attended by firefighters from Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino County, Loma Linda, Glendale, Big Bear, and Downey fire departments. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for wanting to do such hard work& risking your lives to save many!!!!👍👍🥰

Thank You for Your Faithful Service. Blessings..🚒🇺🇸🛐

Great work! Stay Hydrated!

Keep up the good work

Christopher DeAnda have fun cleaning and testing hose when you go back tomorrow 😂

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

A few shots from today’s training burn in La Loma Hills. This allows for crews to prep for the upcoming fire season as well as helps prevent nuisance fire. Thanks to all of the agencies which participated in today’s burn. Photo credit to Fire Photo 564. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainingburn ... See MoreSee Less

A few shots from today’s training burn in La Loma Hills. This allows for crews to prep for the upcoming fire season as well as helps prevent nuisance fire.  Thanks to all of the agencies which participated in today’s burn. Photo credit to Fire Photo 564. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #trainingburnImage attachment

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Congratulations Engineer Fleenor on completing your probationary year. You made us very proud and welcome to the Colton Fire family. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #finishedprobation ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations, great work!

Congratulations and welcome!!

Congratulations

Congratulations! Nice work brother!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats

Congratulations buddy:)

Congrats

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4 weeks ago

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Colton Fire will be conducting live fire training in La Loma Hills next Monday, June 15th from 0800-1300 hours. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire will be conducting live fire training in La Loma Hills next Monday, June 15th from 0800-1300 hours.  #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

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Great job today Colton Fire! 👍🏽🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

Can people come and photograph it?

Valerie Campos

Andrew Carmell

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

City of Colton Fire Investigators will be assisting San Bernardino County Fire Investigators in this Fireworks Interdiction Task Force to assist in reducing the flow of illegal fireworks into our neighborhoods. This is one of several strategies utilized by Colton Police and Fire to reduce the impacts of illegal fireworks use. ... See MoreSee Less

City of Colton Fire Investigators will be assisting San Bernardino County Fire Investigators in this Fireworks Interdiction Task Force to assist in reducing the flow of illegal fireworks into our neighborhoods.  This is one of several strategies utilized by Colton Police and Fire to reduce the impacts of illegal fireworks use.Image attachment

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I'm glad CPD and other law enforcement are cracking down on these illegal fireworks. They're so dangerous. Thank you CPD, I appreciate you All. Be safe.

Tonight someplace in the complex near Cooley Elementary they are shooting off now. Our animals are so distressed now and it’s mid June. Every night this past week.

We hear fireworks every evening around 8:30–to 9 pm Really upsets the dogs in the area.

Thank you! We are so tired of hearing them every night.

Sick of all the fireworks every night can’t even imagine what the 4th of July will sound like. Good job

The past couple weeks i have has to sedate my dogs so thank you

Every night !!!! Stupid idiots don’t understand the consequences. Fires , pets, etc . Get them. Thank you

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4 weeks ago

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Colton Firefighters and Police Officers are diverting traffic to keep the public safe. A Southern California Gas company utility line was ruptured on La Cadena between L and M street. #coltonfire ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Firefighters and Police Officers are diverting traffic to keep the public safe. A Southern California Gas company utility line was ruptured on La Cadena between L and M street. #coltonfire

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton’s MT211, ME213, ME214 and BC402 are assisting Redlands Fire Department with a 3 alarm commercial structure fire. Mutual aid fire engines are placed within Colton Fire stations to assure citywide coverage is still available for our citizens. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid #redlandsfire ... See MoreSee Less

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Everyone rocks when it comes to mutual aid. Job well done everyone 👍

That’s our awesome Colton firefighters! Be safe 👨🏽‍🚒 🚒

That is crazy they just built that building

Be safe! ❤

Any one have an Amazon package coming through Redlands ...it might take longer now 🤷🏼‍♂️lol

Your all awesome, thank you

Colton Fire rocks!!

Denyse Rehfeld

Erica Lamas Cruz

Jeff Scoggins Ginger Scoggins

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1 month ago

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Colton Fire responding to a vegetation fire this morning off Tropicana Ranch Rd. Turned out to be an abandoned vehicle. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire responding to a vegetation fire this morning off Tropicana Ranch Rd. Turned out to be an abandoned vehicle. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefightersImage attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and extended Cal Fire family. Rest In Peace BC Hans Bolowich. ... See MoreSee Less

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and extended Cal Fire family. Rest In Peace BC Hans Bolowich.

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Thank you, everyone is heartbroken

RIP to your Battalion Chief. Sorry for your loss!

Very sad.

RIP

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1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

We have noticed over the last several days, an increase of illegal fireworks being discharged. Please keep in mind, the weather is getting hotter and dryer, and the fuel beds are ready to burn. Additionally, if you are caught with illegal fireworks, they will be confiscated and you will receive a citation for $1500.00.

We will also be enforcing no fireworks of any kind in LA LOMA HILLS and RECHE CANYON as these areas are identified as very high fire severity zones. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters
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We have noticed over the last several days, an increase of illegal fireworks being discharged. Please keep in mind, the weather is getting hotter and dryer, and the fuel beds are ready to burn. Additionally, if you are caught with illegal fireworks, they will be confiscated and you will receive a citation for $1500.00. 

We will also be enforcing no fireworks of any kind in LA LOMA HILLS and RECHE CANYON as these areas are identified as very high fire severity zones. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters

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Is there a reason this is limited to these highlighted areas? I live down the street from people seriously light up every night. I have called the authorities, but since the fire crackers are still active, I imagine that no one has been by. Do any residents have suggestion on dealing with this? I plan on confronting these neighbors, but I imagine they won't be happy to hear from me.

It affects our dogs, birds all types of animals. It’s also extremely stressful for veterans with PTSD. Not to mention fire danger...😞 I keep my dogs inside with a fan or music to drown out noise. Our dogs get stressed when we stress so it’s best to bring dogs inside and drown out noise💛

I step in my front yard every night in Crystal Ridge and I can hear them all over the valley below. Good luck.

I called and was given the cold shoulder by the dispatcher like always! “We are very busy but I’ll put out a call” no one ever comes. Like always

My dog is afraid and every night he suffers a lot 🙄 we just moved to this city and this will be his first 4th of July, I wish they were prohibited in the entire city

Come down fourth street in Colton and CST with DST you write tons of tickets!

They are so bad they set off the car alarms on my street and the house shakes. It's just ridiculous.

Fire Hazard 🔥 Thanks For The Update!

Please bust them and post their names and pictures!

But nothing is done to stop them i use to live in san Bernardino off 40th where they are illegal last year i called the # and the lady asked are they ground or air. I asked what is the difference they are all illegal

My dogs were terrified last night. Not to mention it's hard to sleep with all of the explosions going off like a war zone. People are so annoying!!

I agree with all of you...it’s maddening to hear the illegal fireworks! 😡

Scares our dog so much.

It’s should all over the city for good ...

Carloz Zobeida Martinez

Not even JUNE yet let alone JULY these ppl just don't care about people's animals 😡😡😡😡😡😡 if only the the police can get them and site them , my poor doggies are beyond scared

Posting this wont stop people from shooting off fireworks, maybe go out and start handing out tickets

Well where are the cops then? We’ve had illegal fire works going off like crazy in North Redlands.. Of Brockton ... It’s absolutely ridiculous... Car alarms sounding and what it does to helpless animals is purely a form of cruelty ... Don’t just tell us it’s illegal, do something about it.

I hope you bust these jerks! Every day!!

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1 month ago

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Colton Fire taking advantage of the slow holiday weekend with some forcible entry training on our new door prop. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #forcibleentry #trainlikeyourlifedependsonit ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

A repost from @firephotogirl. Brandi got some video of last nights fire. Crews took advantage of the conditions and fired out some of the vegetation to tie in the burn with the road. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #firephotogirl #cleaningthungsup ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Honoring those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Thank you and Happy Memorial Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Honoring those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Thank you and Happy Memorial Day!

1 month ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units are working a 1-1/2 acre vegetation fire on a small slope in the 1600 block of E. Washington. Unfortunately there was a lot of mopping up due to the illegal dump site. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #tistheseason ... See MoreSee Less

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I hope people start going to the local dump. What can we do as a community?

And so it begins, fire season 2020

Thanks for the hard work!

Good job guys! 🔥👨‍🚒

Thank you for all you do for us.

Thank you all

Thank you guys!

Stay safe 🙏

Kiki Jay

Pauline Gonzales

Thank you for all you do! The Lord be with you.

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Probationary FFPM Sean Cowling taking his three month probationary exam this morning. This exam consisted of apparatus specs and inventory, hose and ladder evolutions and a few components of rescue evolutions. Good job Sean. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #probationarytesting #getstoworkhereatleastthreemoremonths ... See MoreSee Less

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Good job, Sean! Keep up the good work!

Good luck!! Is that Dustin Foulks in the background?

Enjoy every moment of your career!! God Bless you!

You got it good luck

Good luck 👍🏼

You got this!

Ohh that’s daddy!! Sean Thomas

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼!!!!!

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2 months ago

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Colton PD wishing BC Perez a Happy Birthday this morning. Thanks CPD.
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Happy Birthday Chief!!!

Hey. Happy birthday.

Happy Belated Old Man!!!

Happy Birthday Henry!!!

Happy birthdayHenry

Happy Birthday Henry!! 🎉

Happy Birthday Henry!!!! From Josh Moreno and I!! We miss you! So much awesomeness!

Happy birthday Henry!!!

Happy Birthday Henry!!! Have a great day!!!

Happy Birthday Henry!! Come over to the Dark Side.

Happy Birthday Chief!!

Happy Birthday Henry 🎂🚒

Happy Birthday 🥳

Happy Birthday Henry

Happy birthday Henry!!!!

Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎊🎉

Happy birthday Chief Perez!!! Hope you are doing well!!

Happy Birthday 🎂

What fun! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!!

Happy birthday Chief

Happy Birthday Chief!

Happy birthday !

Happy Birthday Henry! May all you BDAY wishes come true! ❤️🎉🎂🍻

Happy Birthday Henry. Now you’re old enough to stay out after dark lol

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2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Honoring all of the LEO’s out there risking their lives everyday. We appreciate and salute you. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #leo’s #nationalpoliceweek #coltonpolicedepartment ... See MoreSee Less

Honoring all of the LEO’s out there risking their lives everyday. We appreciate and salute you. #coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #leo’s #nationalpoliceweek #coltonpolicedepartment

2 months ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire along with Rialto and San Bernardino County Fire is working a vegetation fire on the on-ramp to the EB10 fwy at Pepper Ave. Please drive slow thru the area. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #mutualaid #VegetationFire ... See MoreSee Less

Colton Fire along with Rialto and San Bernardino County Fire is working a vegetation fire on the on-ramp to the EB10 fwy at Pepper Ave. Please drive slow thru the area. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #mutualaid #vegetationfire

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What was the main street to get on to the 10EB

Looks like pepper on ramp..

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