The candidate filing period for the two open seats on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board begins on Monday, July 18th. Anyone interested may file nomination papers with the Contra Costa County Clerk-Record-Elections Department at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez. Nomination papers must be filed by Friday, August 12, 2016. For more information, please contact District Secretary Grace Santos at Full Story

Fire Inspector / Plans Examiner THE POSITION: The Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner is a part-time position in the Fire Prevention Division that reports to the Fire Marshal. Under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the position performs routine fire and life safety inspections of new and existing occupancies, observes and approves test of new fire protection systems, investigates routine complaints of fire/life safety hazards and reviews building construction plans for fire code compliance and permitting. WORKING CONDITIONS: This is a non-exempt, part-time, benefited position. The normal work hours will be Wednesday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. the additional 4 hours for the week is to be determined based upon mutual agreement. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: All applicants must complete a Moraga-Orinda Fire District 2016 employment application and complete the Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner Supplemental Questionnaire. Resumes may be attache.. Full Story

The annual deadline for property owners to complete the required weed abatement is June 15, 2016. On April 22nd, a postcard containing a safety checklist and reminder of the June 15, 2016 Weed Abatement deadline was mailed to each property owner. Please review the Wildfire Notices FAQs (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=232275) for more information. After the June 15 deadline, you may file a complaint by calling 925-258-4525, ext. 524. You may also fill out a Complaint Form (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=123937) and email it to This year, homeowners can learn how to share the responsibility for wildfire safety through a new program called Firewise. The District is providing homeowners with the option of conducting a voluntary home assessment conducted by Fire District Prevention Staff. The assessment is an educational tool for the homeowner to learn how to “harden” their home against wildfire. Property owners may schedule a voluntar.. Full Story

Lamorinda’s Community Emergency Response Team hosts Record-Breaking Basic Training Class in Lafayette Whether it’s because we’re on the heels of one of California’s most disastrous wildland fire seasons ever or because we’re in the midst of an El Nino weather event that could bring heavy rains and flooding; Duncan Seibert, Lamorinda CERT’s Program Manager, is glad more that fifty Lamorinda residents are participating in this month’s emergency preparedness training. “This is the largest class Lamorinda CERT has ever hosted,” said Seibert. In fact, interest was so great the training had to be moved to the larger, Jenifer Russell Room at Lafayette's Community Center. Participants have committed to attending six, 3-hour, evening sessions. CERT training is designed to provide basic emergency preparedness skills including: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster First Aid, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Psycholog.. Full Story

View our archive for past news and announcements >>