New Academy graduates After months of high-intensity training, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Academy 51 recruits graduated Feb. 23. The 24 probationary firefighters will each ride as the fourth person of an engine company until the middle of March, when they will be assigned ...
New MOFD chief tackles a longstanding Orinda problem Fire Chief Dave Winnacker outlined his plans to maximize the available water supply in north Orinda and to mitigate the hazards presented by the area's wildland terrain at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. The chief's presentation made clear that ...By Nick Marnell
A lousy way to start the week The Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to a rollover accident shortly before 9 o'clock Monday morning Feb. 5. The incident occurred on Camino Pablo in Orinda, near the BART station. No one was injured. According to the MOFD incident report, the vehicle had only one ...
Down goes 16! Lafayette Fire Station 16 bit the dust Jan. 31, one step closer to the opening of the new Los Arabis Drive station, scheduled for March 2019.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection ...By Nick Marnell
Firefighters: North Bay fire could happen in Orinda A team from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to the Tubbs Fire in the North Bay in October, but what struck the firefighters about the incident was not only the amount of devastation but the parallel to their own district's topography and demographics. By Nick Marnell
ConFire recruits practice rooftop ventilation and fire rescue Academy 51 recruits from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District took 14 weeks of book knowledge into the field Jan. 12 as they practiced rooftop ventilation and interior fire rescue at the site of soon-to-be demolished Fire Station 16 in Lafayette. The ...By Nick Marnell
Plenty of 'new' for MOFD in 2018 The Moraga-Orinda Fire District redefined the "new" of the new year Jan. 3 as new board president Brad Barber convened the first 2018 district meeting at a new time - 6:15 p.m. - in a new location - a conference room at the Orinda City Hall complex. By Nick Marnell