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
Healy reflects on his years with MOFD
Stephen Healy spent barely any time talking about what he accomplished as fire chief of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.
Rather, a relaxed Healy, who leaves the district Sept. 20, ...By Nick Marnell
Residents losing patience with MOFD Station 43 inaction
Amnon Oshri walks his dog on Via Las Cruces in north Orinda every day, alongside the barren construction site of Fire Station 43. "Nothing is being done," Oshri said, lamenting the lack of progress by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District in rebuilding the fire station that ...By Nick Marnell
Lafayette ambulance response times drop under Alliance
Thanks to dynamic resource management and increased efficiencies in the district dispatch center, the partnership between the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and American Medical Response - the Alliance - has lowered ambulance response times into Lafayette ...By Nick Marnell
City Council pushes for completion of Lafayette fire station
Despite a construction glitch that surfaced at the beginning of August, an official from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District told the Lafayette City Council Aug. 14 that Fire Station 16 should open as scheduled by the end of 2018.
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District dispatched two engines and a water tender to the Aug. 2 vegetation fire that burned 20 acres deep into the hillside near Fish Ranch Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard. The fire was not far from the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm that killed ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD board appoints interim chief, retains search firm
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors named Battalion Chief Jerry Lee as the interim fire chief effective Sept. 20, the day of Fire Chief Stephen Healy's departure. The board also agreed to retain an executive search firm to assist in the recruitment of ...By Nick Marnell
An inconvenient liability, presented by Lamorinda public agencies
According to the latest audited financial ...By Nick Marnell
House fire in Moraga
Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters put out an early morning, single-alarm blaze at a residence on Corte Amigos in Moraga July 14. The fire was contained to two rooms and extinguished in 15 minutes.