MORAGA - on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at approximately 9:10 AM, the Moraga-Orinda Fire Units responded to Campolindo High School for a report of several people “feeling dizzy”. When firefighters arrived they reported up to 12 patients with symptoms due to a “paint fume” smell. The source of the smell was quickly identified as part of a maintenance project that was being performed at the near-by school track. The incident triggered an advisory activation of the Mulit-Casualty Incident plan. A total of seven fire engines from Moraga-Orinda and Contra Costa County Fire responded to the scene. Five ambulances, hazardous materials resources, Moraga Police Department and Deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department also responded. Everyone was moved out of the area adjacent to the track. Two patients received supplemental oxygen from the on-scene paramedics and were released. The others reported that they were fine after a few mi.. 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

MORAGA-ORINDA FIRE DISTRICT FIRE PREVENTION INFORMATION SHEET Guidelines for Mowing Weeds, Small Brush, and Dried Annual Grasses Safely mowing vegetation can only be done during specified times and under certain conditions. Failure to use ordinary care may result in an ignition. The following guidelines are recommended for Homeowners: As soon as practical once annual grasses have died and turned brown (typically May or early June). Mow before 10:00 a.m. Wind speed < 5 MPH Never during both Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings For Commercial Mowing Operations: As soon as practical once annual grasses have died and turned brown (typically May or early June). Before 10:00 a.m. Mowing operations may commence if relative humidity > 40% and wind speed < 15 MPH. After 10:00 a.m. Mowing operations may commence if relative humidity > 60% and wind speed < 5 MPH. All mowing is prohibited during both Fire Weather Watches and Red.. Full Story

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