With pride and professionalism, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District will provide the highest level of emergency and public service in response to the needs of our community.

A MESSAGE FROM FIRE CHIEF STEPHEN HEALY

MOFD Chief, Randall BradleyThank you for taking the time to visit the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s website. We strive to be transparent and provide the public with updated information concerning District activities. If there is information that you cannot find on this website, please let us know and we will work to make the information available. READ MORE

District Meetings

District Board Meeting - May 7, 2014 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014
District Board Meeting - May 21, 2014 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
District Board Meeting - June 4, 2014 - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014
District Board Meeting - June 18, 2014 - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
District Board Meeting - July 2, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014
District Board Meeting - July 16, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
District Board Meeting - August 6, 2014 - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014
District Board Meeting - August 20, 2014 - Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
District Board Meeting - September 3, 2014 - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
District Board Meeting - October 1, 2014 - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
District Board Meeting - October 15, 2014 - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
District Board Meeting - November 5, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
District Board Meeting - November 19, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
District Board Meeting - December 3, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
District Board Meeting - December 17, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Community Events

First Aid Classes - Saturday, Jun 28, 2014

Announcements ››

Sleepy Hollow FireWise Community Meeting Thursday, May 8th 7:00 PM Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room Agenda 7:00 - 7:15 Opening Remarks & Introductions: Stephen Healy, MOFD Fire Chief 7:15 - 7:30 Sleepy Hollow School Emergency Path Realignment Project: Ken Gallegos- Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Principal, Dennis Rein Lamorinda’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 7:30 - 7:45 Sleepy Hollow FireWise Community Recognition: Chief Healy, Chief Bradley, Chief Hoover, Kathy Leonard- Fire Marshal, Deb Stephenson- Sleepy Hollow FireWise Community Rep. 7:45 - 8:15 Preparing for the 2014 Wildland Fire Season “Ready, Set, Go”: Dennis Rein 8:15 - 8:30 Evacuation Plans, Fire Modeling and GIS and Community Feedback: Dennis Rein & Mark Nagel - Orinda Police Chief 8:30 - 9:00 Questions and Closing Remarks: Kathy Leonard NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS Orinda, Cal.. Full Story

Weed Abatement deadline is June 15 The annual deadline for property owners to complete the required weed abatement is June 15, 2014. A Firewise postcard containing a Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) safety checklist and a reminder of the June 15, 2014 weed abatement deadline was mailed to each property owner in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZ). After the June 15 deadline, you may file a complaint by calling 925-258-4525, ext. 524. Homeowners can learn how to share the responsibility for wildfire safety through a new program called Firewise. The District is providing homeowners with the option of conducting a voluntary home assessment conducted by Fire District Prevention Staff. The assessment is an educational tool for the homeowner to learn how to “harden” their home against wildfire. Property owners may schedule a voluntary home ignition assessment by calling 925-258-4525, ext. 524. Fire Chief Stephen Healy has stated that he is very conc.. Full Story

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District received a $700 grant from Contra Costa County Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER- http://www.cococaer.org). The funding will be used to support efforts to bring the Lamorinda community together for this Fall's Great ShakeOut exercise. The community preparedness/earthquake exercise is being planned for 10:16 AM on October 16th. Our goal is to have every school, office, business and home take a few seconds on 10/16 at 10:16 AM to consider what they will do when the next major earthquake hits the Bay Area. "Drop, Cover and Hold On!" is the key to minimizing injuries during a shake. For more information about this year's Great ShakeOut you can visit http://www.shakeout.org/california/ The exercise planning group includes a cross section of the Lamorinda Community: Fire, Police, City Staff, School Districts, the Business Community, Lamorinda's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), K6ORI (our local Amateur radio group) and neighborho.. Full Story

News ››

PRESS RELEASE Moraga-Orinda Fire District Indian Valley Motorcycle Accident, Canyon, CA Moraga-Orinda Fire District 1280 Moraga Way Moraga, CA 94556 Contact: Sean Perkins, Battalion Chief 925-258-4511 Release Date: February 24, 2014 MORAGA, CA – On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 6:02 p.m., the Moraga-Orinda Fire District responded to a motorcycle accident in a remote area of Indian Valley near Canyon. With darkness approaching, local homeowners helped Firefighter/Paramedics locate the victim near a fire trail and move him to an area where he could be transported by a helicopter. Firefighter/Paramedics treated the victim, who required advanced life support. A CALSTAR air ambulance transported the victim to a local trauma center. A total of four fire apparatus and one helicopter responded to this incident with a total number of 11 firefighters, 3 CALSTAR crew members, and one chief officer. No injuries were reported... Full Story

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 8 am PST Thursday for gusty winds and low humidity for the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills. A Red Flag Warning is issued by the National Weather Service and it means that the combination of dry fuels, gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather conditions where any new Ignitions will experience rapid fire growth. The warning also alerts land management agencies to the potential for widespread new ignitions or control problems with existing fires, both of which could pose a threat to life and property. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District has increased staffing and equipment in order to provide for additional resources if needed to ensure the highest level of public safety. In addition, agencies that surround MOFD, including CalFire, have also increased staffing and equipment during Red Flag warning conditions. MOFD reminds all District residents to use caution when using or to avoid using any machinery that may pro.. Full Story

MOFD firefighters are posted on a 24 hour fire watch at the site of Sunday evening’s house fire on Bobolink Road in Orinda. The structure, which was built over a creek on tall piers, is on the verge of collapse and is unsafe to enter, but Firefighters are keeping a close eye and are ready to extinguish any areas that may smother. MOFD reminds all District residents that Contra Costa County area is under a “red flag warning” for fire weather conditions until Thursday morning... Full Story