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Safety Video02-Mar-2017

Following an armed robbery that occurred in an Orinda residential driveway last fall, community members asked Orinda Association President, Cindy Powell, to bring together Orinda safety officials to address community concerns, resulting in a November 2016 Safety Forum. Open to the public, the forum featured police, fire, and emergency preparedness officials, who shared important information and answered questions on safety.” Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel presented an update on crime prevention in the City, and representatives from both MOFD and Lamorinda CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) spoke about emergency preparedness, fire safety and neighborhood security. The video was produced and created by Susan Garell. "Staying Safe in Orinda~Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda's Top Safety Officials" is based on the forum and further in-depth interviews. .. Full Story

The new California Fire Code, MOFD Ordinance #16-01 takes effect January 1, 2017, and the new Permit and Plan Review Fee Schedule takes effect January 19, 2017. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District has adopted the 2016 California Fire Code (CFC) that are detailed in MOFD Ordinance #16-02. A copy of Ordinance #16-02 is on our website under Documents and Forms/Ordinances and Standards (http://www.mofd.org/docs/ordinances). The 2017 Fee Schedule (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=238020) is found under Documents and Forms - Construction Permits and Inspections. All projects that have been submitted prior to January 1, 2017 will be subject to the 2013 Fire Code. Fees paid prior to January 1, 2017 are subject to the old fee structure and no additional fees will be required. The new fees and 2016 Fire Code will apply to all projects and permit applications that have been received and date stamped by our office after the effective dates. Any inspections that have not been paid for.. Full Story

PRESS RELEASE Moraga-Orinda Fire District Moraga, CA ISO Public Protection Class Improves from 3 to 2 Moraga-Orinda Fire District 1280 Moraga Way Moraga, CA 94556 Contact: Stephen Healy, Fire Chief; 925-258-4599 Release Date: December 21, 2016 MORAGA - The Moraga-Orinda Fire District (MOFD) has received notification that its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) has improved from “3” to “2”. The change will take effect on April 1, 2017. The District’s ISO PPC had been a “3” since the District formed in 1997. The PPC for unincorporated areas (outside the City and Town) with no hydrants is now “2X” rather than “9”. According to the ISO, the PPC is a valuable benchmark for fire districts, and plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. Most U.S. insurers use the PPC when determining coverage and p.. Full Story

Sandbag Info Sheet (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=236493) .. Full Story

MOFD will be providing limited plan review services at the Orinda Planning Department beginning October 12, 2016. The purpose of this service is to improve efficiency and customer service to individuals and companies who have projects within the City of Orinda. MOFD staff will be available onsite in the Orinda Planning Department every Wednesday, from 1:00-4:30pm. Staff will provide limited plan review services, which include review of minor projects for “over the counter” approval and stamping of plans, design consultation services, site access services, gate design reviews, stamping of EBMUD water forms, collaboration with Orinda Planning staff on project design issues, and other plan review services as determined by the Fire Marshal. The Orinda Planning Department is located at 22 Orinda Way, in Orinda. Please review the procedures for submitting in Orinda: Applicant Information sheet (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=236457) For more information, please c.. 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

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