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One Minute to Evacuate: a personal perspective from the Oct. 10 fire
When it's 2:15 in the morning, the power is ...By Cynthia Brian



Peer support team helps firefighters cope with stresses of the job
Acknowledging that a cultural shift is ...By Nick Marnell



Fire and fury experienced in Lamorinda
In an effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire event, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff left millions of people without power across 35 counties in Northern and Central California last week, beginning in the Lamorinda area at ...By Nick Marnell, Jennifer Wake, Sora O'Doherty and Pippa Fisher



MOFD board approves change to new auditor
District residents may have reason for ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD profile rising statewide as Cal Fire ups mitigation funding
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, observing how the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has managed the $4 million North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break mitigation project, has not only offered high praise for MOFD but backed it up by giving the district more ...By Nick Marnell



Western Lafayette finally gets its new fire station
After seven years of false starts, delays and frustration, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District formally unveiled its newest and least traditional fire station, western Lafayette's Fire Station 16, at a Sept. 9 public ceremony.
By Nick Marnell




MOFD Station 41 rebuild will not happen this fiscal year
Though its 62-year-old Fire Station 41 was ...By Nick Marnell



ConFire prods Lafayette School District to address code violations
The Lafayette School District was ordered by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to clear up the fire code violations and implement fire district recommendations at each of its five city schools, before ConFire conducts a fourth and hopefully final ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD hosts international disaster preparedness seminar
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District hosted a portion of the U.S. Forest Service International Disaster Seminar Aug. 19, a program that brought together response professionals from around the world to help them improve their ability to respond to natural disasters. ...By Nick Marnell



Proactive Lafayette property owners helped prevent a catastrophe
The drone shot from the Lafayette Police Department shows the aftermath of the Aug. 1 vegetation fire on Reliez Valley Road. The charred, 1.5-acre circular area in the center shows that the fire avoided the homes that ringed the blaze.
By Nick Marnell




Lafayette portion of North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break completed
Work began the week of July 20 on the North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break, a $4 million state-funded program managed by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District to remove hazardous fuels from a 1,500-acre stretch of land extending from Tilden Park to near Acalanes High School. By ...By Nick Marnell



ConFire responds to grand jury report on fire inspections
A Contra Costa County civil grand jury found ...By Nick Marnell



Smoke alarm recall
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection advised of a smoke alarm recall issued late July by Universal Security Instruments and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received reports of 132 smoke alarms that did not properly ...By Nick Marnell



MOFD floats radical concept to effectuate weed abatement
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave ...By Nick Marnell



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