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


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?