RECHE CANYON AND LA LOMA HILLS ARE FIREWORK-FREE ZONES



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

5 days ago

City of Colton Fire

Please adhere to the adopted resolution prohibiting the use of any fireworks in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. The wet winter months resulted in serious growth of light, flashy fuels which are now cured and ready to burn. These two areas are considered high fire danger areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #4thofjuly #highfiredangerarea
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Please adhere to the adopted resolution prohibiting the use of any fireworks in La Loma Hills and Reche Canyon. The wet winter months resulted in serious growth of light, flashy fuels which are now cured and ready to burn. These two areas are considered high fire danger areas.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #4thofjuly #highfiredangerarea

Thank you to everyone who came out and donated at our “Fill the Boot” fundraiser this year. We raised $6,471.75. This goes to families suffering from neuromuscular diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #filltheboot #musculardystrophy ... See MoreSee Less

 

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My wife and I donated

Hardly recognized the guy in the white hat🤪and Miller, you look like Dave Lodarski in that picture. I impressed myself that I recognized almost all the folks in the pictures.

I didn’t hear about it until it was over

ISO required night training. Ladder operations and ventilation drill.
#coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #ladderoperations #truckcompany
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Happy Fathers Day Gentlemen!

 

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Happy Fathers Day & Thank you All!

Happy Father’s Day!

Colton Fire crews getting some auto extrication training in today. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #autoextrication #commitedtoexcellence ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Triple digit temperatures out there. Don't fall victim to Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke. Drink plenty of water, moderate your activity during the day and watch for the the following.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #stayhydrated #heatexhaustion #heatstroke
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Triple digit temperatures out there. Dont fall victim to Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke. Drink plenty of water, moderate your activity during the day and watch for the the following.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #stayhydrated #heatexhaustion #heatstroke

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

It's going to be hot over the next few days, so make sure you take care of your four legged fur babies. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #furbabies #fourleggedfrends ... See MoreSee Less

Its going to be hot over the next few days, so make sure you take care of your four legged fur babies. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #furbabies #fourleggedfrends

 

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Larry Infante Liza Felix take care of those doggies. 🐕🐕

i hate the people who still getting their dogs for a walk this high heating days 😡😡😡😡😡

2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

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2 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

We hope you enjoy a safe 4th of July, so we are encouraging you to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Please enjoy the City Birthday Firework show on July 13th in lieu of lighting fireworks.
All fireworks are banned in Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills and illegal fireworks are banned throughout the city. If you are caught lighting illegal fireworks or "Safe and Sane" fireworks in banned areas, you will be issued a citation for $1,500. Second offenders will receive a $3,000 citation.
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We hope you enjoy a safe 4th of July, so we are encouraging you to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Please enjoy the City Birthday Firework show on July 13th in lieu of lighting fireworks. 
All fireworks are banned in Reche Canyon and La Loma Hills and illegal fireworks are banned throughout the city. If you are caught lighting illegal fireworks or Safe and Sane fireworks in banned areas, you will be issued a citation for $1,500. Second offenders will receive a $3,000 citation.Image attachment

The weather is going to start warming up, so please keep an eye out on your kids while they are in the pool or in the tub. Remember, "Children Drown Without a Sound". #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #poolsafety #childrendrownwithoutasound

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3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Great job by Colton Fire "A" Shift Medics on this chest pain. CFD Paramedics quickly assessed and recogonized this patient was having a heart attack. They initiated treatment and transported him to LLUMC STEMI Center within 51 minutes with a total reperfusion time being 76 minutes. Thanks to the quick actions by all first responsders and hospital staff, the patient was discharged from the hospital 24 hours later. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #LLUMC #lomalindauniversitymedicalcenter #stemi ... See MoreSee Less

Great job by Colton Fire A Shift Medics on this chest pain. CFD Paramedics quickly assessed and recogonized this patient was having a heart attack. They initiated treatment and transported him to LLUMC STEMI Center within 51 minutes with a total reperfusion time being 76 minutes. Thanks to the quick actions by all first responsders and hospital staff, the patient was discharged from the hospital 24 hours later. #coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #LLUMC #lomalindauniversitymedicalcenter #stemi

 

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Love our first responders

And that manifested as dental pain?! Holy smokes. Nice job, guys!

Great work!

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire units will be getting a new look.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newlook
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Colton Fire units will be getting a new look. 
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #newlook

3 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Your Colton Firefighters will be out at the corner of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Washington St. on Saturday, June 1st conducting "Fill the Boot" for the @MuscularDystrophyAssociation (MDA) from 9am-3pm. If you are in the area, please give whatever you can to assist with this worthy campaign. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #musculardystrophyassociation #worthycause ... See MoreSee Less

Your Colton Firefighters will be out at the corner of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Washington St. on Saturday, June 1st conducting Fill the Boot for the @MuscularDystrophyAssociation (MDA) from 9am-3pm. If you are in the area, please give whatever you can to assist with this worthy campaign. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd #musculardystrophyassociation #worthycause

 

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How can I help? I work for the county and come across all of coltons finest Leo's and Firefighters/Paramedics.

You should hang out by the Walmart exit where the homeless do (by Wendy’s). I guarantee you’ll get plenty of donations.😀

I'm down

Vianey Hernandez wanna help? 😉

4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Colton Fire crews are extinguishing a small vegetation fire on S. Mt. Vernon between Grand Terrace Rd and Washington St. PD has traffic shut down in both directions. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd

***UPDATE*** Mt. Vernon Ave is now open in both directions.
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Colton Fire crews are extinguishing a small vegetation fire on S. Mt. Vernon between Grand Terrace Rd and Washington St. PD has traffic shut down in both directions. #coltonfire #coltonfirefighters #coltonfd

***UPDATE*** Mt. Vernon Ave is now open in both directions.

 

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Wonder what was going on. Thanks

Arsonists have been going all year....

So close

💪🏼💪🏼

It looks like a moron tossed out a cigarette butt.

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4 weeks ago

City of Colton Fire

Important information from Colton PD regarding CHS’s graduation tonite.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cpd #coltonpolicedepartment #yellowjackets #classof2019 #CHS
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Important information from Colton PD regarding CHS’s graduation tonite.
#coltonfire #coltonfd #coltonfirefighters #cpd #coltonpolicedepartment #yellowjackets #classof2019 #CHS
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