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 JERRY LEE

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District Meetings

District Board Meeting - December 20, 2017 - Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

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Announcements ››

New Fire Chief21-Nov-2017

PRESS RELEASE Moraga-Orinda Fire District Moraga, CA Moraga-Orinda Fire District New Fire Chief Contact: Jerry Lee, Interim Fire Chief, 925-258-4500 Release Date: November 21, 2017 MORAGA, CA – The Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board of Directors has selected Dave Winnacker to be the District’s next Fire Chief. Chief Winnacker has accepted the conditional offer pending background and contract negotiation. Chief Winnacker has 13 years of fire service experience with Fresno City, Newark, and Alameda County. He comes to MOFD from the Alameda County Fire Department where he served as the Division Chief of Special Operations and Liaison Chief Officer for the City of Emeryville and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. .. Full Story

Message from the Fire Marshal Each year in mid-April the Fire District sends out over 13,000 postcards advising property owners of the June 15th deadline to abate their properties to be in compliance with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s Exterior Hazard Control Standards. All District property owners have a shared responsibility to provide a fire safe environment and maintain their property free of exterior fire hazards throughout the fire season. Abundant rainfall has led to excessive growth of plants and grasses this year. The annual growth of grasses can change from beautiful green to a very flammable brown in just a few weeks. The opportunity to get the work done after the rain has stopped and before the fire season starts can be a very narrow window. Planning to get this work done sooner will reduce wildfire risk. Each year the State of California experiences a number of significant large fires in early June which reinforces the need to have our vegetation .. Full Story

Safety Video02-Mar-2017

Following an armed robbery that occurred in an Orinda residential driveway last fall, community members asked Orinda Association President, Cindy Powell, to bring together Orinda safety officials to address community concerns, resulting in a November 2016 Safety Forum. Open to the public, the forum featured police, fire, and emergency preparedness officials, who shared important information and answered questions on safety.” Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel presented an update on crime prevention in the City, and representatives from both MOFD and Lamorinda CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) spoke about emergency preparedness, fire safety and neighborhood security. The video was produced and created by Susan Garell. "Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials" is based on the forum and further in-depth interviews. .. Full Story

News ››

Moraga-Orinda Fire District 1280 Moraga Way Moraga, CA 94556 Contact: Dennis Rein, Public Information Officer Release Date: October 30 2017 MORAGA - Just after 0519 on Monday, 10/30/2017, Moraga-Orinda Fire units were called to 9 Archer Circle in Moraga. The first arriving fire engine found a fully involved single story residence. Crews confined the fire to structure of origin. A total of forty one Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, AMR and Moraga Police Department responded to the incident. The fire was declared under control at 0554. • Two people were impacted by the incident and displaced • One major injury and transported to John Muir Hospital Walnut Creek by Moraga-Orinda Fire District • Estimated total loss of $1,000,000.00 • Cause under investigation Moraga-Orinda Fire District crews will be on fire watch at the scene throughout the day and evening to ens.. Full Story

PRESS RELEASE Moraga-Orinda Fire District Moraga, CA ISO Public Protection Class Improves from 3 to 2 Moraga-Orinda Fire District 1280 Moraga Way Moraga, CA 94556 Contact: Stephen Healy, Fire Chief; 925-258-4599 Release Date: December 21, 2016 MORAGA - The Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) has received notification that its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) has improved from “3” to “2”. The change will take effect on April 1, 2017. The District’s ISO PPC had been a “3” since the District formed in 1997. The PPC for unincorporated areas (outside the City and Town) with no hydrants is now “2X” rather than “9”. According to the ISO, the PPC is a valuable benchmark for fire districts, and plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. Most U.S. insurers use the PPC when determining coverage and p.. Full Story