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.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District (MOFD) provides fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services in the City of Orinda, the Town of Moraga, some unincorporated county areas adjacent to the municipalities, and the community of Canyon. The MOFD also provides automatic aid into Lafayette and State Responsibility Areas (SRA) that lie within the District's boundaries.
The District’s primary accomplishments in recent years have been the result of focused efforts to improve service levels while containing the costs of these services. Service-level improvements include adding a full-time paramedic ambulance at Fire Station-45 in Orinda, an additional (cross-staffed) paramedic ambulance at Fire Station-44 in Orinda, improving the vegetation management program, and deploying a mine-tunnel rescue team for the Caldecott Tunnel 4th Bore Project. All properties within the municipal boundaries or the City of Orinda and the Town of Moraga have a rating of “3”. A rating of “9” is given for the rural areas of Bollinger Canyon and the community of Canyon.
The District proudly provides an “all-risk” delivery system and will respond and mitigate any incident that has harmful physical effects to persons or property. Within the District, there are five strategically located fire stations which deploy a wide variety of apparatus for specific emergencies. Each fire engine, fire truck and cross-staffed ambulance is staffed with at least one firefighter/paramedic. The two full-time ambulances, located at Station 41 and Station 45, are staffed with two firefighter/paramedics.
The District's personnel currently consists of 96 employees: 65 full-time staff, eight part-time staff, four paid on-call Reserves, and 14 volunteers. The Fire District is organized into seven functional divisions: Operations, Special Operations, Support Services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Training, Fire Prevention and Administrative Services. The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall organizational productivity and accountability as well as the implementation of the strategic plan and budget. The Management staff consists of three Battalion Chiefs, one Fire Marshal, and one Administrative Services Director. All report directly to the Fire Chief.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District holds Board Meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Meeting locations will be posted on the agenda. Committee meetings are held on an as-needed basis. Any exceptions will be posted in advance.
Interested persons are invited to attend and participate. You are allowed to address the Board on any agenda item at the time of its discussion. You can also bring up items not included on the agenda during the "Public Comment" portion of the meeting. No action can be taken by Board members on these items at that meeting. If lengthy discussion or action is necessary, the item may be placed on a future agenda. This comment is provided by the Brown Act Open Meeting Law (Gov. Code 54950 et seq.).
The board agendas are posted on the District's website 72 hours before regularly scheduled board meetings. Past Agendas and Minutes can be viewed by meeting date. If you have questions about an agenda please contact the Board Secretary at 925-258-4599.
To express your comments and opinions through email about a topic to the District Board, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you wish to reach us by phone, please call: 925-258-4599 or fax 925-376-1699.