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New pet rescue bill would allow firefighters to administer emergency care to dogs and cats
Imagine firefighters putting out a fire at ...By Nick Marnell

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 ...

ConFire chooses general contractor for Fire Station 16
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District ...By Nick Marnell

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 ...

MOFD widens pool for chief officer candidates
In order to increase the number of ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD denies monetary claim from former fire chief
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board voted ...By Nick Marnell

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

MOFD to add firefighters in time for fire season
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ...By Nick Marnell

Lafayette delay equals Walnut Creek gain
Because of delays in the completion of ...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

ConFire all-day training session preps first responders for medical emergencies

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

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