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MOFD to purchase four power gurneys for its ambulances
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD replaces its outside auditor. Again.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District hired its third auditor in four years in May when it agreed to terms with Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Company, a national accounting and consulting firm. The district did not renew its contract with JJACPA Inc. after a three-year run.
By Nick Marnell

Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for muscular dystrophy
Continuing a long-standing commitment to the defeat of muscular dystrophy, Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters and paramedics took to the streets of Moraga recently to raise money in their traditional "Fill the Boot" campaign.
By Pippa Fisher

MOFD approves loan to pay for new equipment
Moraga-Orinda Fire District board members ...By Pippa Fisher

MOFD's new drone to help with emergencies, search and rescue
With its agile new helper, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District now has an extra set of eyes in the sky - a six pound Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone.
Its uses include search and rescue, ...
By Cathy Dausman

Cal Fire Ready for Wildfire app now available
The California Department of Forestry and ...Nick Marnell

Inspiring outcome to an MOFD emergency call
Reed Robertson left his friend's house in north Orinda the evening of Sept. 18, and as he biked home along La Espiral his bicycle hit a crack in the pavement, he rolled over the handlebars and he slammed into the street, banging his helmet, forehead and shoulder into ...By Nick Marnell

Oakland Fire steps up to help MOFD cover Canyon
On the evening of April 18, the town of Moraga closed the Canyon Road bridge over Moraga Creek between Constance Place and the Valle Vista staging area, compromising the ability of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District to quickly respond into the Canyon community.
By Nick Marnell

ConFire continues to struggle with firefighter staffing
When Fire Chief Jeff Carman presented the ...By Nick Marnell

Moraga-Orinda Fire District board: architect responsible for Station 43 cost overruns
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ...By Nick Marnell

Former Moraga firefighter takes on a massive challenge as East Contra Costa County chief
Brian Helmick, the interim Fire Chief of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, never imagined that he would work in fire service.
Helmick starred in football, baseball and ...
By Nick Marnell

MOFD fire suppression rating improves, and lower insurance rates may follow for residents
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Stephen Healy announced that the district achieved an improved rating from the Insurance Services Office for its fire suppression efforts, and that improved rating may help lower fire insurance rates for many district residents.
By Nick Marnell

Fire Chief Paige Meyer: the Joe Montana of fire service
Intelligence combined with people skills, passion and a solid work ethic invariably produce an effective leader. Lafayette's Paige Meyer, fire chief of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, personifies that formula, even drawing a comparison to the San ...By Nick Marnell

Emergency response times in north Orinda rise since sinkhole
Moraga-Orinda Fire District emergency response times into north Orinda have increased by an average of one minute and 16 seconds since the collapse of a portion of Miner Road on Jan. 11.
By Nick Marnell

Lafayette fire commissioner stepping down in June
When Lafayette fire commissioner Bill Granados departs this summer, many of his colleagues say that the loss will be not only for Lafayette and the fire district but for all of Contra Costa County.
By Nick Marnell

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