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Winter Spare the Air Alert for Saturday, January 24 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Saturday, for the full 24 hours. Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties. (Visit www.sparetheair.org/Stay-Informed/Todays-Air-Quality/Reporting-Zones.aspx (http://www.sparetheair.org/Stay-Informed/Todays-Air-Quality/Reporting-Zones.aspx) to see if your city is located within the Air District.) Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke. Smoke from wood-burning fires is linked to illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease, and is especially.. Full Story

The Finance Committee will be meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 5:00pm, to discuss the Mid-Year Budget Review. The official notice will be posted within the 72-hours required... Full Story

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Friday, January 16, in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Friday, for the full 24 hours. Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties. (Visit www.sparetheair.org/Stay-Informed/Todays-Air-Quality/Reporting-Zones.aspx (http://www.sparetheair.org/Stay-Informed/Todays-Air-Quality/Reporting-Zones.aspx) to see if your city is located within the Air District.) Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke. Smoke from wood-burning fires is linked to illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease, and .. Full Story

Sand Bags10-Dec-2014

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District would like to remind residents that sand bags are available at no cost. Please limit the number of sand bags to 15-20 per household. The sand and bags are located at: Fire Station 44 - 295 Orchard Road, Orinda Fire Station 43 - 20 Via Las Cruces, Orinda Residents fill their own bags and transport back to their own residence. Please leave the shovels so that other residents may use them. Access to sand bags is available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. For more information: National Weather Service www.wrh.noaa.gov (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov) California Highway Patrol www.chp.ca.gov (http://www.chp.ca.gov) PG&E www.pge.com (http://www.pge.com) Local AM Radio 740 and FM Radio 101.7 .. Full Story

FACT SHEET REGARDING STATION-43 and PROPOSED STATION-46 PROGRAM Response Capabilities and Operational Readiness: Station-43, located at 20 Via Las Cruses in Orinda, is open 24-hours a day, 365 days per year. The crew from Station-43 serves the Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) Three (3) Firefighters work at the station. One is always a Paramedic. The crew staffs a “structure” fire engine, a “wildland” fire engine, and an ambulance. The crew can only staff one of these apparatus at a time. The ambulance was added to the station in 2013 Station-43 is one of five MOFD fire stations All MOFD engines, trucks, and battalion chiefs are dispatched using computer-aided software that identifies the closest resource using satellites. The closest resource to the incident is then sent, regardless of agency or political boundary. Like all MOFD apparatus (Engines, Ladder Truck, Water Tender, Battalion Chief’s) the crew at Station-43 also.. Full Story

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District Fire Prevention Office is now accepting payments via debit and credit cards. For your convenience, they now offer the option to pay by major credit card (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) or by debit card with the Visa or MasterCard logo. Please note that credit or debit card payments must be made in person... Full Story

Toys for Tots bins are located just outside of each fire station and the Administration Office (1280 Moraga Way). The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distr.. Full Story

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