Announcements

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 info@mofd.org. 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

Moraga-Orinda Fire District is continuing to support the Town of Moraga during the gas and power outage related to the sinkhole at Rheem Blvd and Center Street. Rheem Blvd will be closed for an indefinite period of time. Please avoid the area if possible. PG&E is working hard to restore service as quickly as possible. .. Full Story

Sandbags20-Jan-2016

SANDBAGS Sandbags, when properly filled and placed, will redirect storm and debris flows away from property improvements. FILLING Fill sandbags one-half full. Sand is suggested if readily available; however, sand is not mandatory, any local soil may be used. For a more durable bag with increased effective life, mix 10 parts of sand or soil with 1 part of cement. The materials can be mixed and placed dry. After all bags are in place, a light sprinkling of water is recommended. This technique is only effective with burlap sandbags and will not work with plastic sandbags. PLACING Fold top of sandbag down and rest bag on its folded top (Fig 4). It is important to place bags with the folded top toward the upstream or uphill direction to prevent bags from opening when water runs by them. Care should be taken to stack sandbags in accordance with the illustrations. Place each sandbag as shown, completing each layer prior to starting the next layer. Limit p.. 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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