Fire Prevention


Fire Prevention Office

1280 Moraga Way
Moraga, CA 94556
Tel: 925-258-4525 Ext. 523
Fax: 925-376-1699

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed between 11:30am – 1:00pm

Kathy Leonard
Fire Marshal
925-258-4520
kleonard@mofd.org

Grace Santos
Administrative Assistant
925-258-4525 Ext. 533
gsantos@mofd.org


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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program

Everyone must comply with fire code requirements to maintain their properties from overgrowing, dead or dying vegetation that increases risk of wildfire. Fire District staff can help you understand what you need to do for your property by scheduling a “Firewise assessment” To schedule a Firewise assessment, send a request to mofdaide@mofd.org.

General requirements:
  • Cut grass to now higher than 3”
  • Limb up trees to 6 feet off the ground.
  • Cut bushes, shrubs and trees so they are separated and don’t create a “fire fuel ladder”.
  • Maintain vertical clearance over roadways to 15 feet and 3 feet back on each side.
  • Maintain roofs and gutters free of dead leaves and pine needles.
For more information:
www.readyforwildfire

In Spanish:
http://www.readyforwildfire.org/docs/files/File/calfire_ready_es_brochure_LINOweb.pdf

Other helpful links 
Codes and Ordinances
To apply for MOFD's chipping program, submit an Application Request for Chipping


Message from the Fire Marshal

All District property owners have a shared responsibility to provide a fire safe environment and maintain their property free of exterior fire hazards throughout the fire season. Abundant rainfall has led to excessive growth of plants and grasses this year. The annual growth of grasses can change from beautiful green to a very flammable brown in just a few weeks.

The opportunity to get the work done after the rain has stopped and before the fire season starts can be a very narrow window. Planning to get this work done sooner will reduce wildfire risk. Each year the State of California experiences a number of significant large fires in early June which reinforces the need to have our vegetation management done early in the season.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a neighboring property, please feel free to contact the MOFD Fire Prevention Division at (925) 258-4525 ext. 524. Or contact us at info@mofd.org.

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is thankful to all of the citizens who make fire safety a priority. Together, we can share the responsibility in making our communities fire safe. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is thankful to all of the citizens who make fire safety a priority. Together, we can share the responsibility in making our communities fire safe.

Sincerely,
Kathy Leonard
Fire Marshal