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Published on November 24th, 2021
Firewise Communities can stay steps ahead of a disaster
At least 25-30 communities within the Moraga-Orinda Fire District are already banding together to make their neighborhoods fire wise. Approximately two-thirds of the communities are located in Orinda, but Moraga is making a move to catch up.
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 10th, 2021
Local firefighters describe deployment during this year's historic fire incidents
The firefighters with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are not only charged with keeping Lamorinda safe, they choose to volunteer in other jurisdictions when blazes become out of control for local fire companies, like ...By Vera Kochan

Published on October 27th, 2021
Great Lamorinda ShakeOut gives radio users a refresher course
As befits any emergency related event, there were donuts, there was a dog, and if you were listening on a GMRS radio at 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21, you would have heard, "Good morning. This is an exercise. This is net control for Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette GMRS Repeater ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 13th, 2021
Local residents urged to practice earthquake preparedness skills during the Great ShakeOut, Oct. 21
Recent small earthquakes in the Bay Area at ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on September 29th, 2021
MOFD awarded huge fuel break grant of nearly $6.5M
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District was notified ...By Vera Kochan

Published on September 29th, 2021
How local residents are preparing for power shutoffs
It's likely not a question of if PG&E will shut off our power for safety reasons within the next few months, but a question of when. Between parched vegetation, low humidity and dry, hot winds, the threat of wildfires in our area is, unfortunately, a huge concern we ...By Diane Claytor

Published on August 18th, 2021
Helpful mitigation tips to keep wildfires at bay
While lightening strikes were to blame for several recent California wildfires, the majority of fires are sparked from a human source, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. On Aug. 9 ConFire announced two arson arrests and 14 fireworks-related ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on August 4th, 2021
MOFD board votes to maintain equal Moraga/Orinda six cent Fire Flow Tax rate
Currently the Fire Flow Tax in both Moraga ...By Vera Kochan

Published on August 4th, 2021
Lamorinda communities participate in virtual evacuation drill
Lamorinda residents began receiving text messages and phone calls from the Contra Costa County Community Warning System the morning of July 31 during a virtual evacuation exercise conducted by the Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda police departments, the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 21st, 2021
Emergency Preparedness plans involve tapping tech
Several of the steps being taken by ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 7th, 2021
Exercises in Moraga train area firefighters and reduce flammable fuels
In late June a controlled burn at the John Muir Land Trust's Painted Rock property in Moraga served the dual purpose of reducing fuels that might feed a wildfire and providing an opportunity to train firefighters from around the Bay Area. Moraga-Orinda Fire District ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
ALERTWildfire cameras give Lamorinda first responders the edge during fire season
The concept of cameras located on mountain peaks, taking real-time videos of local topography in order to alert fire crews to a potential disaster, sounds like an idea that should have been invented ages ago. In fact, the ALERTWildfire cameras have only been around ...By Vera Kochan

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Hardening homes for fire season a top priority
Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker suggests it's equally true that it will take a village to protect each other from wildfire.
By Jennifer Wake

Published on June 9th, 2021
MOFD board gives green light to use grant for comprehensive evacuation support system
In a continuing effort to facilitate communication among emergency services agencies, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board May 21 approved a motion to use $300,000 in grant money to enter into a software agreement with Zonehaven, Inc. to develop a comprehensive ...By Jennifer Wake

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