House destroyed, one dead in Archer Circle fire
Shortly before dawn on Oct. 30, Ferenc Kovac heard pops and sparks, looked out his window and saw smoke and flames shooting from a house afire in a nearby Moraga cul de sac. Kovac called in the alarm at 4:48 a.m. and within six minutes, Capt. Mike Rattary and his ...By Nick Marnell
Local firefighters reflect on recent major disasters
Lamorinda fire personnel spent weeks outside their jurisdictions during a busy fall that included disaster responses in Texas and Florida and strike team deployments to the North Bay wildfires. But what impacted the responders most was the appreciation and gratitude of ...By Nick Marnell
Grass fire shuts down Moraga Road
Moraga Road between Corliss Drive and St. Mary's Road was closed to traffic for nearly 12 hours Oct. 19 after a car crashed into a utility pole and started two grass fires.
According ...By Nick Marnell
Station 16 permit approved and ConFire ready to build
After a wait of nearly six years since the ...By John T. Miller
MOFD accelerates pay down of its long-term liabilities
Continuing on its march toward financial ...By Nick Marnell
Orinda resident named ECCFPD fire chief
Orinda's Brian Helmick was named the fire ...
MOFD firefighters take on larger roles with their labor union
The management of Local 1230 of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County will feature a strong Moraga-Orinda Fire District presence with the recent election of MOFD firefighter-paramedic Anthony Stephens and engineer Daniel Elbanna to the executive ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD to add firefighters, but no full-time ambulance for Orinda
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District accepted a ...By Nick Marnell
Public expects next MOFD chief to thoroughly grasp the numbers
Above all else, the fire chief of the ...By Nick Marnell
ConFire donor meets his bone marrow recipient
Firefighters rarely have the chance to enjoy the positive outcomes of their work let alone meet a person whose life they saved under such a dramatic, unique circumstance.
After a 2015 ...By Nick Marnell
Festive sendoff for MOFD Chief Healy
Family, friends and coworkers of Fire Chief Stephen Healy celebrated his 31-year fire service career and his 12 years with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District during a farewell party at the Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga Sept. 20.
By Nick Marnell
A somber ceremony at MCC
The Moraga-Orinda Professional Firefighters Association presented the Posting of the Colors during the 9/11 ceremony at the Moraga Country Club. The color guard, front to rear, comprises Capt. Steve Gehling, firefighter-paramedic Jeff Keena and firefighter-paramedic ...
Spirited assistant chief takes over ConFire operations division
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District promoted Battalion Chief Ed Gonzales to assistant chief of emergency operations in a restructuring of the district divisions in August. Gonzales replaces Assistant Chief Lon Goestsch, who takes over the district training ...By Nick Marnell
Higher costs and protracted completion date for MOFD Station 43
After the absence of construction activity ...By Nick Marnell