Join us at the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s Fall Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 1st, from 8am-12pm, at Station 41 – 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga. Meet your local firefighters, tour the fire trucks, and gather important fire safety & disaster preparedness information from MOFD and other local agencies such as Rescue One Foundation, PG & E, East Bay Municipal Utility District, East Bay Regional Park District, CALFire, Contra Costa CAER, Lamorinda CERT, and many more. Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will make special guest appearances throughout the day. There will be a child ID and fingerprinting station, a bounce house, live demonstrations, raffles, prizes and much more! The pancake breakfast is sponsored by the Moraga-Orinda Professional Firefighters Association and the Moraga Lions. All proceeds will be donated to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation ( We look forward to seeing you .. 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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