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
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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
This happened in five seconds
Capt. David Woods dropped a lit sparkler to the ground during a June 19 Contra Costa County Fire Protection District training session and in five seconds, the vegetation was completely ablaze. The exercise occurred in a confined, regulated space, with dozens of ...By Nick Marnell
Time is running out to remove your problem vegetation
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District weed abatement deadline hits June 15, and the district plans to increase the number of property inspections the week following the compliance date.
"The ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD Station 43 finally germinates
The contractor drilled and poured 36 reinforced concrete piers in May, each pier 20 feet deep and 2 feet wide. In this June photo, workers were placing reinforcing bars - rebar - along the foundation. Next up comes the pouring of the slab.
ConFire dodges bullet at Station 16 site
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District avoided a major headache pertaining to Fire Station 16 construction when the city of Lafayette agreed to issue a permit for the district to remove two oak trees from the station site. Had the tree removal not been ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD firefighters save the life of a cyclist in Orinda
Saturday morning, April 21, a bicyclist alerted the crew at Moraga-Orinda Fire District Station 45 that a fellow cyclist was down on Camino Sobrante in Orinda. Before the call was even dispatched, firefighters arrived at the scene of a man who had suffered a cardiac ...By Nick Marnell
Chief praises firefighters for improved MOFD turnout times
Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District contained a May 16 structure fire to the garage at 199 Corliss Drive in Moraga, with minimal fire, heat or smoke damage to living space in the home. No residents or firefighters were injured. Because of the extensive ...By Nick Marnell
Fire officials issue defensible space guidelines
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs or wildland areas that surround it. This space slows or stops the spread of wildfire and ...By Nick Marnell