The annual deadline for property owners to complete the required weed abatement is June 15, 2015. Properties that are not abated by June 15th are subject to abatement provided by contracted services hired by the Fire District that will be charged to the property owner. After the June 15 deadline, you may file a complaint by calling 925-258-4525, ext. 524. In April, a Firewise postcard containing a Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) safety checklist and a reminder of the June 15, 2015 weed abatement deadline was mailed to each property owner. Homeowners can learn how to share the responsibility for wildfire safety through a 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 voluntary home ignition assessment by .. 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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