Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Office

1280 Moraga Way
Moraga, CA 94556
Tel: 925-258-4599
Fax: 925-376-1699

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scott McMillan

Interim Fire Marshal

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Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division includes the Fire Marshal, a part time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, plus six 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 Marshal 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 Marshal is responsible for overseeing the public education.  Several programs that are essential to fire prevention within the District are the Smoke Detector Installation program, Firewise, 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.

After review by ISO in late 2016, the District’s ISO classification is scheduled to change to a “2/2X” in April of 2017. The rating of “2” is assigned to all properties within the City of Orinda and the Town of Moraga. The rating of “2X” denotes only the properties within the unincorporated areas of the District where there are no fire hydrants within 1000 feet of a property. Hazard classes now assigned “X” or “Y” were previously designated as “9“ or “10”, and represent those areas that are five (5) miles or more from the nearest fire station and/or have no water supply within 1000 feet.

Vegetation, Weed Abatement and Exterior Hazard Violations and Complaints

If you received a red tag notice, would like to file a vegetation/exterior hazard complaint or would like to check on the status of an exterior hazard complaint please visit:

Helpful Information on Fuels Mitigation

Fire Prevention Info Sheets

Guidelines for Mowing Weeds

Do I live in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone? 

Download the map of Moraga or the map of Orinda that indicates the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones as recommended by CAL FIRE.