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Lafayette fire commissioner stepping down in June
When Lafayette fire commissioner Bill Granados departs this summer, many of his colleagues say that the loss will be not only for Lafayette and the fire district but for all of Contra Costa County.
By Nick Marnell



ConFire Station 16: Process defeating progress
The Lafayette Design Review Commission approved plans for Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Station 16 in February, and the project next proceeds to the Lafayette Planning and Building department for issuance of a building permit.
By Nick Marnell



MOFD unrestricted general fund deficit soars to $60 million
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ...By Nick Marnell



Just in: a new ConFire mobile command unit
Thanks to funding from a regional Assistance ...By Nick Marnell



Ten years of fire reporting in Lamorinda
The Lamorinda Weekly made an early commitment to cover the local fire districts, and the paper boasts a fully dedicated fire beat writer, the only newspaper in the Bay Area to do so.
By Nick Marnell



ConFire rolling out new station signage
The Lafayette fire stations will soon shed the austere church bingo announcement look of their exterior signage in favor of a stylish, vibrant motif as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District continues to upgrade its facilities. New signs sport the updated ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD director threatens to resign over financials
In its analysis of the district financial ...By Nick Marnell



Lafayette firefighters ignore local politics, quietly do their jobs
Through all of the drama of Lafayette's recent unhappiness with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the failed Fire Station 46 venture and the torpid pace of the Fire Station 16 rebuild, the firefighters of Lafayette fire stations 15 and 17 stand fast, ...By Nick Marnell



Battering storms ravage Lamorinda
Storms with heavy rain and strong winds battered the Lamorinda area this month, causing widespread damage. In Orinda, there was a serious mudslide at Van Tassle Lane, resulting in one home being red-tagged and another being yellow-tagged.
By Sora O'Doherty




MOFD, ConFire chiefs update new Lamorinda lawmakers on concerns
The fire chiefs from the two local Lamorinda fire districts warned of their operational concerns and shared their goals with newly installed council members from each Lamorinda municipality at an orientation session held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
By Nick Marnell



Development heating up for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District
Fire Marshal Kathy Leonard runs the Moraga-Orinda Fire District inspection division and business is booming. "The growth is nice, but..." she said, and as she dug through her drawers of files and maps and pulled out two 4-inch thick environmental review documents for ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD Board OKs Major Apparatus Purchase
A standing-room crowd that included more ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD Crew Celebrates Future Firefighter's 4th Birthday
Not infrequently, kids receive birthday presents of firefighter helmets, fire engine puzzles or books about the fire service. In the case of 4-year old Vivek Rathod, he received those gifts from Moraga-Orinda Fire District firefighters at a birthday party they threw ...By Nick Marnell



Famulener Takes Over as President of Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board
If Kathleen Famulener broke through the glass ceiling when she became the first woman to join the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board three years ago, she shattered the remainder of the building Jan. 4 when she was elected the first female president of the MOFD board of ...By Nick Marnell



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