RESCUE ONE Foundation

Welcome to the first citizen-inspired foundation in the State of California dedicated to the support of its local fire district and emergency medical service.


The Rescue One Foundation was established in 1977 as a non-profit philanthropic organization to receive and administer contributions to support our district’s emergency medical educational program and to purchase medical equipment.

Through this unique program, we help to improve the emergency medical service so vital to the welfare of the residents of Moraga, Orinda and Canyon. Our ambulance service was the first in northern California to be staffed with paramedics and equipped to provide advanced life support. Over the years, our Fire District has answered thousands of calls from victims of heart attacks, strokes, accidents and sudden illness. With direct communication links to local hospital emergency rooms, our paramedics can exchange critical information en route.


The Rescue One Foundation provides funds for the purchase of advanced equipment and supplies that might not otherwise be available through the Fire District’s regular budget. Our donors have included community businesses, service clubs, social groups and hundreds of grateful citizens. Your contributions have helped to purchase heavy rescue equipment, cardiac monitors and defibrillators and CPR training equipment. 

The Rescue One Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Donations may be made in the form of gifts of appreciation, memorials or annual contributions. 

Mail your contributions to:
Rescue One Foundation
1280 Moraga Way
Moraga, CA 94556

Board of Directors

Term: April 2016 - March 2017

Dr. Eugene Gottfried - President
Maridel Moulton - Vice President
Greg Reams - Treasurer
Linda Borrelli - Recording Secretary
Wendy Bunch - Corresponding Secretary
Dr. Weylin Eng
John Kennedy
Ellen Long
Gordon Nathan
Patricia Wernet
Sally Whittaker

List of Purchases

Read more: Rescue-One Dedicated to the Support of MOFD Paramedics, LamorindaWeekly, March 17, 2010