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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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Congratulations Shaun Tarcon. Thank you to all you firefighters ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

Congratulations Shaun Tarcon!

Congratulations 👏

Congratulations Captain! 👏👏👏👏

Awesome!

Congrats 🎉

Congratulations!

Congrats!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations Captain Tarcon!

CONGRATULATIONS on your promotion to Captain. Well done

And he got his badge from a legend!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations Captain Tarcon!!

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Congratulations Captain Tarcon

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Red Flag warning for San Bernardino County starting Thursday at 2:00 PM lasting through Friday at 6:00 PM. Please, no open pit fires during your Thanksgiving celebration. ... See MoreSee Less

Red Flag warning for San Bernardino County starting Thursday at 2:00 PM lasting through Friday at 6:00 PM. Please, no open pit fires during your Thanksgiving celebration.

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Colton Fire Department’s Parade of Lights schedule.

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What about the East side Of Mt. Vernon???

What’s our area called across the street from Stator bros on Washington st off Cahuilla

Thank you Colton Fire Dept for all that you do!! Can’t wait to see Santa 🎅

Can you guys come Down mt.vernon Ave 863 Award Drive Colton 92324 fairway Drive Mt Vernon

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A big thank you to our Fire department.👏👏👏

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3 weeks ago

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If you own the battery operated (2nd Gen) Ring Video Doorbell, you may be at risk.
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If you own the battery operated (2nd Gen) Ring Video Doorbell, you may be at risk.
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3 weeks ago

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Thank you to those serving and those that have served.

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Thank you to our Service Men and Women.

3 weeks ago

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Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

3 weeks ago

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Chief McHargue is finishing up an assignment at the Castle Fire in Porterville. He has been up there working as a Structure Protection Specialist and just a few days ago witnessed some wild fire behavior. Yesterday, this is what the area looked like. Needless to say, he will be released and headed home very soon. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid #CastleFire ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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If you are planning on traveling to the mountain areas this weekend, please be prepared.

4 weeks ago

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The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook issued November 1 by the Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center predicts wildfire potential will remain above normal in parts of California through November. The potential in the Southern Plains is likely to be above normal December through February.

The data from NIFC shown here represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit.
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The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook issued November 1 by the Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center predicts wildfire potential will remain above normal in parts of California through November. The potential in the Southern Plains is likely to be above normal December through February.

The data from NIFC shown here represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit.

1 month ago

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Don’t forget to change your batteries tonight when you change your clocks.

1 month ago

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Battalion 403 and ME213 are at the Blue Ridge Fire in Chino as part of ST6210A. Units from Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Manuel make up the balance of our strike team.
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Battalion 403 and ME213 are at the Blue Ridge Fire in Chino as part of ST6210A. Units from Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Manuel make up the balance of our strike team.
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Thank you! #coltonfire

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Prayers for safety ❤️🙏

Stay safe and well.

Be safe!

Be safe

Be Safe

Come home safe 🙏🏻

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1 month ago

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Prayers going out to our brothers at Orange County Fire Authority for a speedy recovery. Our hearts go out to the injured, their families and extended fire family.
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Prayers going out to our brothers at  Orange County Fire Authority for a speedy recovery. Our hearts go out to the injured, their families and extended fire family. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #orangecountyfireauthority

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🙏🙏🙏🙏

Praying for their recovery, for their families and all the great firefighters out there fighting all these firs! God bless each one of you! My Heroes 👨🏽‍🚒👩‍🚒🚑🚒

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Praying for their recovery and strength

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🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sending prayers.

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Prayers lord help them

Prayers for their recovery, God Bless them!

Sending prayers🙏

Sending prayers for them and all their brothers n sisters. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Sending prayers 🙏🙏🙏

Prayers for my Brothers and their families... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️👨🏻‍🚒

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1 month ago

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Never forgotten. Rest In Peace brothers.

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Amen, Rest In Peace!

1 month ago

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It may be cool, overcast and misting this morning, but don’t let this type of weather fool you that fire season is over. We are expected to get winds later today thru tomorrow which will elevate the fire danger in our area. Please stay vigilant and safe. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #windevent ... See MoreSee Less

It may be cool, overcast and misting this morning, but don’t let this type of weather fool you that fire season is over. We are expected to get winds later today thru tomorrow which will elevate the fire danger in our area. Please stay vigilant and safe. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #windevent

1 month ago

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Colton Fire units along with mutual aid from San Bernardino County Fire is working a small fire at 2050 W Valley Blvd. The fire sprinkler system did its job and extinguished the fire prior to our arrival. There is no report of injuries at this time.
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Colton Fire units along with mutual aid from San Bernardino County Fire is working a small fire at 2050 W Valley Blvd. The fire sprinkler system did its job and extinguished the fire prior to our arrival. There is no report of injuries at this time.
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2 months ago

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Remember to stay safe this Halloween, and don’t forget to follow recommeand guidelines. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Five years ago today, we lost Dave Lodarski to a tragic off-duty accident. Dave made many sacrifices for his career, loved his job and his family. We miss you everyday Dave. Continue to Rest In Peace brother.
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Five years ago today, we lost Dave Lodarski to a tragic off-duty accident. Dave made many sacrifices for his career, loved his job and his family. We miss you everyday Dave. Continue to Rest In Peace brother.
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I miss him terribly...

Godspeed Dave

He was a great human.

RIP...

5 years unbelievable. He was a good man. Peace be with you Cindy 💟✝️

Dave is my wonderful nephew. We all miss him like crazy. 5 years with the Lord.

I can’t believe it’s been five years. A few days ago I was remembering this tragic day

RIP Dave. You are missed

I’ll never forget that Saturday morning.

I’m so sad! I miss him a lot.

💛❤️💛❤️💛

I can't believe it's been 5 years. Thoughts and prayers with Dave's family.

A brother never forgotten 😞😢

Still makes me teary. Dave was just an all around fantastic guy and friend. Miss you tons, buddy. <3

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My heartfelt condolences. Thank you for your service.

Miss you Dave ❤️ love you Cyndi Lodarski.

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years... RIP Brother... 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️

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2 months ago

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Latest on the Statewide Wild Fire situation thank you for the information @calfire #calfire ... See MoreSee Less

Latest on the Statewide Wild Fire situation  thank you for the information @calfire #calfire

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90% of this could had been voided if politicians had just stayed out let you guys do control fires in April. Just like 25 years ago

2 months ago

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Colton Fire is currently recruiting for the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic and Engineer. See the link in our bio
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Colton Fire is currently recruiting for the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic and Engineer.  See the link in our bio
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2 months ago

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Reposted from @coltonfirefighters Thanks to CJ Hamilton from @electricalawareness for the First Responder Electrical Safety Awareness course. We always enjoy your classes and always learn something new.
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2 months ago

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Strike Team XBO6220C just finished a 14 day assignment at several recent California wildland fires. Their strike team was made up of personnel and units from Apple Valley, Big Bear, Chino, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville.
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Glad y’all are safe and on the way home, but who has to wash the truck?🥵😜

Thank you for the amazing work that you do. Bless you all 🙏🙏💖

Thank you.

Thank you for your service. Be safe and well. <3

Thank you

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2 months ago

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Strike Team 6820A will be headed home today after spending 14 days on three different fires across California, the El Dorado, the Castle and the Glass Fire. Unfortunately, we have lost two engines and crews due to mechanical failure, but we worked hard with the three engines that survived. The strike team is made up of engines from Apple Valley, Barstow, Ontario and San Bernardino County along with leader’s from Colton.
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Strike Team 6820A will be headed home today after spending 14 days on three different fires across California, the El Dorado, the Castle and the Glass Fire. Unfortunately, we have lost two engines and crews due to mechanical failure, but we worked hard with the three engines that survived. The strike team is made up of engines from Apple Valley, Barstow, Ontario and San Bernardino County along with leader’s from Colton.
#coltonfd #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid #oes

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Welcome home boys. Your families are looking forward to seeing you, I am sure! 💜

Well they are still smiling

God Bless you Men, for the amazing job that you 👩‍🚒🏆👩‍🚒

So happy to see you all are heading home. Prayed for you all every day, and will continue to pray for the firefighters still out there.🙏😅

Thank you for all your help

Thank you for hard work and sacrifice. God bless and keep you.

God bless you all🙏

Thank you for all your hard work. Bendiciones

Great work to you all.

This is what heroes look like. Thank you all for serving! I know your families can’t wait to see you and welcome you home! God bless each one of you!

Been a tough fight. Thanks for being there to help!

You are AWESOME 👏 Thank Y’all again and again....

Thank you all and God bless each of you. 💕

Glad that the crew members are safe. Travel home safely. Thank you for your service.

Thank you for protecting all of us.

Thanks to all for your efforts!!!

Much appreciated gentlemen! Get some rest, hug someone special, you'll be needed before long.

Welcome home, guys! Helluva two weeks. Hope you squeeze in some wonderful R&R and quality time with your fams! <3

Thank you all for your courageous service 🙏❤️

Thank you for your service. Be safe and well.

Safe travels on the way home

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2 months ago

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Colton Fire is recruiting for Fire Engineer.

The Colton Fire Department is currently recruiting for the position of Fire Engineer to fill several immediate and anticipated vacancies. Current and future vacancies will be filled from the eligibility list established from this recruitment and examination process.

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coltonca/jobs/2865815/fire-engineer
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Colton Fire is recruiting for Fire Engineer.

The Colton Fire Department is currently recruiting for the position of Fire Engineer to fill several immediate and anticipated vacancies. Current and future vacancies will be filled from the eligibility list established from this recruitment and examination process. 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/coltonca/jobs/2865815/fire-engineer

2 months ago

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Colton Fire’s BE214 is part of ST 6220C and were reassigned from the Castle Fire to the Glass Fire in Napa, CA last night. They have been working all night saving structures.
BC403 and Strike Team Leader trainee Capt. Weems also en-route from the Castle Fire with OES Strike Team 6820A.
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Praying

Praying for ya'lls safety!

Thank you guys!! You’re amazing!!

🙏🏼🙏🏼

🙏Thank You for Your Faithful Service to ALL. Blessings and Prayers for You ALL.🙏

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2 months ago

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Strike Team 6820A has spent the last four days at the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa. They are now headed to the Castle Fire near Porterville. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid ... See MoreSee Less

Strike Team 6820A has spent the last four days at the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa. They are now headed to the Castle Fire near Porterville. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #mutualaid

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Stay safe out there!

Be safe Brothers and let the Devil know your taking charge

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 prayers going up for your safety and peace and comfort for your families that are holding down the home forts while you’re away 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thank You Firefighters 👍🙏👍

I would drive for you

Be safe guys🙏

Stay safe Team and God speed!!!

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Dam Kevin have fun

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 and safe travels.

🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Stay safe!

Stay safe 👊

Stay safe.

Dress warm boys, it was into the 30’s at night

Safe travels!

Praying for your safety and health, so you can get back to your families quickly. 💕

Ble Safe

Sending prayers there way.

🙏🙏🙏🙏for a safe return

🙏stay safe

Thank you for your service. Be safe and well.

Stay safe, all of you have my special prayers.

🙏🏼👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒💕🙏🏼

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2 months ago

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The U.S. Forest Service announced in a news release this morning that a firefighter was killed while working on the El Dorado Fire in Southern California Thursday, September 17, 2020. Neither the name nor the circumstances were released. (Source WFT Sept 18th 2020) ... See MoreSee Less

The U.S. Forest Service announced in a news release this morning that a firefighter was killed while working on the El Dorado Fire in Southern California Thursday, September 17, 2020. Neither the name nor the circumstances were released. (Source WFT Sept 18th 2020)

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Mis oraciones por su eterno descanso y gracias 🙏🏼 asta el cielo 😢

so sad 😭😭😭😭😭🙏🏼👨🏼‍🚒🙌🏼 rest in peace heroe!!! 😭😭😭😭🙏🏼

If there is anything I can do, just let me know 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Such a tragedy. 😢

Is there any word on a procession from the coroner's office to the family's chosen funeral home? Would like to get the word out to line the streets. RIP Brother!

RIP Hero🇺🇸

Thanks for posting he was an awesome friend

The gender reveal morons who caused this calamity might as well lie down on the freeway- MURDER!

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2 months ago

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Colton Firefighters spent the day training on wildland tactics and strategies utilizing a 3D tabletop with live fire.
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Colton Firefighters spent the day training on wildland tactics and strategies utilizing a 3D tabletop with live fire. 
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Good job guys!

Thank you for all you do each and every day. Respect.

Be safe guys and gals.

Stay safe all!

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