Fire Prevention Office
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed between 11:30am – 1:00pm
Assistant Fire Marshal
925-258-4525 Ext. 533
Kathy Leonard, Fire Prevention
The Fire Prevention Division includes the Fire Chief, who serves as the District’s Fire Marshal, a Fire Prevention Officer, a part time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, plus four part time Fire District Aides that support the exterior hazard control, vegetation management, Firewise, and the hydrant maintenance and testing programs.
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for all aspects of fire prevention within the District. These areas include code enforcement (permitted occupancies and the engine company inspection program), code adoption, hazardous vegetation abatement and reduction (weed abatement), water supply, public education, fire investigation, emergency preparedness, and conveying the Fire District's concerns at local, state and national code hearings and meetings.
The Fire Prevention Division interacts with the City of Orinda, the Town of Moraga, and staff from departments within Contra Costa County government. These relationships are essential to continue the implementation of the fire prevention plan for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. The Fire Prevention Officer also interacts with other agencies through involvement in the California Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Prevention Officers Section as an Executive Board Member and State regulation and fire prevention curriculum development committees.
The Fire Prevention Officer is responsible for overseeing the public education. Several programs that are essential to fire prevention within the District are the Smoke Detector Installation program, Community CPR and First Aid, Infant Car Seat Technician Program, Safety Education School program, bi-annual Open Houses and station tours.
Although these programs are the responsibility of the Fire Prevention Office, they are only possible with the continued support and energies of every member of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.
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