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Published on May 11th, 2022
MOFD takes to intersections for annual Fill The Boot fundraiser
Local residents traveling through the intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road on May 2 between 9 a.m. and noon were witness to the annual Moraga-Orinda Fire District's fundraiser, Fill The Boot. Approximately six off-duty firefighters from the town's stations ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 11th, 2022
Canyon Emergency Drill goes better than expected
The recorded call came from official fire department authorities at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning: "This is a warning. Evacuate immediately." It would have been a call to cause most people in Lamorinda to freeze. An impending fire, this time, very close. We gotta ...By Chris Lavin

Published on April 27th, 2022
MOFD announces an early burn ban
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District issued a public announcement from the fire marshal's office effective April 12 instituting a burn ban for all area's under MOFD's jurisdiction. This comes as a result of extremely dry conditions and lower than average rainfall this past ...By Vera Kochan

Published on April 13th, 2022
MOFD rolls out wildfire safety message with 'Golden Ticket' mailing
With another wildland fire season quickly approaching the Moraga-Orinda Fire District is sending out its annual wildfire safety postcard. The mailing goes out to over 14,000 property owners and is designed to inform residents about the steps they can take to comply ...Submitted by Dennis Rein

Published on April 13th, 2022
MOFD providing free wood chipping for Moraga and Orinda residents
As the fire season fast approaches, and by all accounts sooner this year due to the lack of substantial rainfall during winter months, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has resumed its free-of-charge Community Wood Chipping Program.
By Vera Kochan

Published on March 30th, 2022
Lafayette gets Firewise
At certain times Lafayette Council Member Wei-Tai Kwok and his wife Violet fear for their lives when they go to sleep in their home which is just a short uphill walk from the Lafayette BART station. It's not home invasions or crime that they fear. It's California ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on March 16th, 2022
MOFD Volunteers reinstall weather station for the upcoming fire season
Three members of the Moraga Orinda Fire Districts' Communications-Support volunteer group recently helped reinstall a portable Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS). Charlie MacNulty (Moraga), Jason Matthews and Carol Bergren (Orinda) assisted MOFD Emergency ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 2nd, 2022
MOFD chief discusses Shaded Fuel Break project and the coming fire season
Due to the lack of rain this winter, the fire season and its conditions are coming much sooner this year. In preparation for Lamorinda's worst-case scenario, Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker gave a detailed presentation during the Moraga Town Council's ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 16th, 2022
Rescue One Foundation a vital provider of cutting-edge equipment to fire district
Moraga's Rescue One Foundation might be one of the best-kept secrets in Lamorinda. Board President Maridel Moulton says more than once people have asked if the organization she works with is part of Tony LaRussa's ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation).
By Lou Fancher

Published on February 16th, 2022
Masses of junipers removed from Campo development before fire season
The Campolindo Firewise community has been actively assisting member residents to rid their property of fuels that will have to be removed to meet the new fire code, which specifies that juniper bushes and bamboo within 10 feet of all public and private roads must be ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Planning ahead for future fire safety
The Lafayette City Council on Dec. 13 ...By Lou Fancher

Published on December 8th, 2021
In-person CERT classes resume in Orinda
After a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will resume, in person, in the Orinda library auditorium in January. This will be the second live class in the Lamorinda area; the first class, which was offered in Lafayette, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on November 24th, 2021
Firewise Communities can stay steps ahead of a disaster
At least 25-30 communities within the Moraga-Orinda Fire District are already banding together to make their neighborhoods fire wise. Approximately two-thirds of the communities are located in Orinda, but Moraga is making a move to catch up.
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 10th, 2021
Local firefighters describe deployment during this year's historic fire incidents
The firefighters with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are not only charged with keeping Lamorinda safe, they choose to volunteer in other jurisdictions when blazes become out of control for local fire companies, like ...By Vera Kochan

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