RESCUE ONE Foundation

Welcome to the first citizen-inspired foundation in the State of California working entirely in support of its local fire district and paramedic program.


RESCUE ONE Foundation, was established in 1977 as a non-profit, philanthropic organization to receive and administer contributions in support of our district's paramedic programs and to purchase equipment for our emergency ambulance service.

Through this unique support program, we help to improve our paramedic program and attendant ambulance services so vital to the welfare of all the residents of Moraga, Orinda and Canyon. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District's paramedic service, the finest in Northern California, is available to you and your family anywhere in our two communities. Over the years our Fire District has answered thousands of calls from victims of heart attacks, accidents, and sudden illness.  With financial help from RESCUE ONE Foundation, our paramedic units have communication links with local hospital emergency rooms and can provide critical information for cardiac patients.


RESCUE ONE Foundation donors have made possible the purchase of such vital items such as CPR training equipment, heavy rescue equipment, and cardiac monitors/defibrillators.

Your contribution helps RESCUE ONE Foundation supplement the Fire District's budget for rescue equipment and supplies.  Past contributors have included community business organizations, service clubs and hundreds of grateful residents.

All contributions are fully tax deductible, and may be made in the form of:

  • Gifts of appreciation
  • Memorials
  • Annual donations

Mail your contributions to:
RESCUE ONE Foundation
1280 Moraga Way
Moraga, CA 94556

Board of Directors

Term: 2013 - 2014

Gordon Nathan -- President
Ellen Long -- Vice-President & Historian
Dr.Weylin Eng -- Treasurer
Linda Borelli -- Recording Secretary
Sally Duval -- Corresponding Secretary
Julie Fisher
Dr. Eugene Gottfried
John Kennedy
Greg Reams
Patty Wernet
Wendy Bunch

List of Purchases

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