All systems go for ConFire Station 16 construction
To demolish Fire Station 16 in Lafayette, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District hired Federal Solutions Group of San Ramon, the same company that the Moraga-Orinda Fire District fired in November as the contractor to build Fire Station 43 in Orinda.
By Nick Marnell
MOFD cautiously welcomes in the new year
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board moved on from a difficult 2017 by ushering in a change in district leadership, including the election of board officers, retention of a new law firm and the approval of a contract for the recently hired fire chief.
By Nick Marnell
Rescue One Foundation board of directors seeks applicants to fill vacancy
The Rescue One Foundation has a vacancy on ...Submitted by John Kennedy
Dispatch supervisor explains proper 911 call etiquette
The Rotary Club motto is succinct: Service above self. At its Nov. 29 luncheon at the Orinda Community Center, the Rotary Club of Orinda honored a group that lives that motto each and every day: the first responders of the Orinda Police Department and the Moraga-Orinda ...By Nick Marnell
ConFire chief and his deputy share a special bond
Fire Chief Jeff Carman waxed eloquent as he recognized Lewis Broschard, his deputy fire chief, for his 10 years with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
"His qualities are ...By Nick Marnell
Another setback with Fire Station 43 construction
Frustration over the lack of progress with ...By Nick Marnell
ConFire recruit training covers a lot of ground
When the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District realigned its management structure in August, it named Lon Goetsch, a 15-year ConFire veteran, the Assistant Chief in charge of Training and Safety. It is the first time an assistant chief has run the training ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD chooses 'leader for the new generation' as fire chief
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board selected Dave Winnacker as the sixth fire chief in the history of the district. Winnacker, who was chosen unanimously Nov. 20 by the board members, joins the district from the Alameda County Fire Department, where he was Division ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD 2017 financial report shows mixed results
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District presented ...By Nick Marnell
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 ...