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Near-record attendance at MOFD Open House
From left, new probationary firefighter-paramedics Andy Kalenian, Ben Guthmiller, Thomas Schwedhelm and Mike Stiehr, were among the near-record 648 attendees at the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Open House May 2 in Orinda. Fire Chief Dave Winnacker welcomed the four as ...



Lafayette ambulance service unaffected by state bid-rigging allegations
Lafayette residents will notice no change in their emergency medical service as a result of allegations of anti-competitive practices made against Contra Costa County EMS by a state agency, according to Contra Costa County officials.
By Nick Marnell




Questions arise over MOFD financial strategy
The amount of money the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Nick Marnell



Democratic Party of Contra Costa County honors Local 1230 president
Vince Wells, president of Local 1230 of the firefighters union, received the inaugural Robert Reich Award from the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County at the 2018 Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt President's Award Dinner April 21 in Concord.
By Nick Marnell



MOFD board splits over proposed Moraga stormwater fee measure
Despite pleas from Moraga stormwater fee ...By Nick Marnell



Here come the goats!
It may not sound as romantic as the swallows returning to Capistrano, and no hit song has been recorded (yet) about their activities, but the return of the goats to Orinda Downs signals a rite of the Lamorinda spring: time to prepare for wildfire season.
By Nick Marnell



Believe it! Fire Station 16 is under construction
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District celebrated the groundbreaking of Lafayette Fire Station 16 with a gold shovel ceremony April 11, and the 22 gold shovels used for the event could have each signified one of the many obstacles the district had to overcome ...By Nick Marnell



New truck purchase
An early snapshot of the new truck purchased by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. The truck should be put into service later this spring. The truck was assembled in Wisconsin, and yes, that really is Lambeau Field.




A complex financing arrangement for MOFD Fire Station 43
To pay for the construction of Fire Station ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD firefighters share their passion for serving their hometowns
There is a good chance that one of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters who responds to your emergency call either lives in the district, grew up in the district or graduated from one of the three Lamorinda high schools. And to hear the firefighters talk, they ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD board awards Fire Station 43 contract. Again.
With little fanfare, the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Nick Marnell



Firefighters lobby Washington
Firefighters traveled to Washington in March to lobby Congress on various industry issues, including the continuation of federal grants for emergency personnel. From left, Local 1230 President Vince Wells, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and MOFD engineer Dan Elbanna, a ...By Nick Marnell



Fire chiefs want extra staffing up front to fight major wildfires
The state mutual aid system is unable to keep up with the unprecedented demands caused by larger and more frequent fires that have devastated California in recent years, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Carman.
By Nick Marnell



ConFire beefs up ambulance service with ALS interfacility transport capability
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection ...By Nick Marnell



Lafayette officials react to the approval of Fire Station 16
When the Contra Costa County Fire Protection ...By Nick Marnell



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