Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most common questions about the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and Fire Prevention can be found below. Simply click on the question to display the answer. Still have questions? Call us at (925) 258-4599 or send an email to info@mofd.org.

 

About MOFD

How do I contact the Fire Chief?

What is the Moraga-Orinda Fire District?

Why was the Moraga-Orinda Fire District created?

What happens when I call 911?

Where can I get sandbags?

Why do we have five stations in the small communities of Moraga and Orinda?

Why do we require a minimum of three firefighters on a fire engine or a fire truck?

How many firefighters are needed to fight a house fire?

Why does MOFD staff ambulances with firefighter/paramedics?

How do I get a copy of a fire incident report?

How much does paramedic/ambulance service costs? How do we pay for it?

How do I get a copy of a fire investigation report?

What are “High Fire Hazard Severity Zones” and how were they determined?

Does MOFD have money that can be used for other community purposes such as roads?

What is the Fire Flow Tax? Is that money supposed to be allocated to the water system?

I was told that Orinda pays more in property taxes and therefore is subsidizing Moraga for fire and EMS services. Is that true?

 

About Fire Prevention

What is the Fire District’s ISO rating?

Where do I find information for driveway design to meet the requirements of the Fire District?

I need water supply information for a fire sprinkler system design. Who do I contact?

I would like to have my construction plans reviewed. What do I need to do?

What are the fees for Fire Prevention plan submittals?

When are fire sprinklers required?

Do you have a sample of a Vegetation Management Plan?

 

 

About Emergency Medical Services Billing

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: Do I need to pay the bill?

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: If I am a resident of MOFD, do I need to pay a portion of the Bill if my insurance does not cover the entire balance?

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: What if I am a non-resident and cannot pay the bill?

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: What services must be rendered for the fee to be applied?

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: Why have I received an Emergency Medical Services bill?

EMS/Ambulance Billing Fee Info: Will non-residents be billed the fee for service?

First Responder Fee Info: How is ambulance transport billing handled when providing services outside district boundaries or when other agencies respond to incidents in MOFD?

First Responder Fee Info: How is FRF billing handled when providing services outside district boundaries or when other agencies respond to incidents in MOFD?

First Responder Fee Info: How will billing notices be presented?

First Responder Fee Info: How will lift assists be handled?

First Responder Fee Info: What if a non-resident cannot pay the bill?

First Responder Fee Info: What is a First Responder Fee (FRF)?

First Responder Fee Info: What is the procedure for non-collection of fees?

First Responder Fee Info: What occurs with individuals who are in a situation that they call for service a number of times?

First Responder Fee Info: What services must be rendered for the fee to be applied?

First Responder Fee Info: Why have I received a First Responder Fee bill?

First Responder Fee Info: Will a person be charged if no service was provided or the response was cancelled?

First Responder Fee Info: Will non-residents be billed the fee for service?

First Responder Fee Info: Will there be an additional out-of-pocket cost for MOFD residents?