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MOFD welcomes Truck 44 into its apparatus fleet
That head-turning, bright red, articulated fire truck that has been on training runs in Moraga and Orinda streets for the past few weeks was put into service Sept. 10 at Moraga-Orinda Fire District Station 44. The $1.2 million truck is part of a major apparatus ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD hosts International Disaster Management Seminar
Disaster preparedness and response professionals from around the world converged on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Aug. 20 seeking to enhance their ability to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The district sponsored the final exercise of the 2018 U.S. ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD chief offers strategies to cope with PG&E power shutdowns
To allay concerns about power shutdowns that ...By Nick Marnell

Firefighter strike teams face new challenges
The Bay Area firefighters returning from deployments at the recent California wildfires agree: The fire behavior that they have seen this year is unlike anything they have ever witnessed.
By Nick Marnell

Fire Station 43: vertical movement at last
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker updated the board Aug. 15 on the Orinda fire station progress.
"The last of the concrete was poured on Aug. 13," the chief said. ...

Competitive MOFD board races shaping up
Two last-minute incumbent withdrawals and ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD firefighter suffers heart attack after wildfire deployment
A firefighter from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District who responded on a task force to a wildfire in Solano County has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
By Nick Marnell

Work progressing on Lafayette Fire Station 16, March opening still planned
The construction site may not appear to be a buzz of activity, but a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official assured Lafayette residents that work on Fire Station 16 is moving along on schedule.
By Nick Marnell

Indian Valley safety concerns frustrate Canyon residents
Canyon residents flocked to the July 18 Moraga-Orinda Fire District board meeting to speak out against the proposed Moraga development at Indian Valley, many arguing that the district is recommending an unsafe fire access road that enters the development too close to ...By Nick Marnell

Lafayette business part of fundraiser for pet lifesaving equipment
A foundation that provides pet resuscitation equipment for fire, police and other medical first responders, and bulletproof vests for police K-9 units, raised over $150,000 in July to be allocated for pet lifesaving equipment among fire and police agencies in ...By Nick Marnell

Management changes and restructuring at ConFire

By Nick Marnell

MOFD board races loading up with candidates
Three seats on the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Nick Marnell

Grass fire destroys 45 acres in Moraga
A three-alarm fire burned 45 acres of dense vegetation near Campolindo High School on July 2, forcing the temporary evacuation of 20 homes along Buckingham Drive in Moraga. According to Moraga-Orinda Fire District spokesman Dennis Rein, crews from MOFD, the Contra ...By Nick Marnell

Nearly 200 fire code violations uncovered at Lamorinda schools
During the most recent fire inspections of Lamorinda public and private schools, fire officials discovered dozens of code violations that ranged from undocumented fire alarm testing and blocked exits to faulty wiring and improper storage of hazardous materials.
By Nick Marnell

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