The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is inviting applications for the position of: Administrative Aide Under direction of the Administrative Services Director, the position is assigned front desk reception, phones, and administrative tasks. Essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following: perform administrative assignments supporting the Administrative Services Director, District Secretary/District Clerk and staff in the Administrative Services Division. Greets the public, answers phones, processes incoming and outgoing mail, and other administrative assignments as necessary. Filing Deadline: December 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit our Employment Opportunities ( page. .. Full Story

Half-Staff Alert for November 15-19, 2015 For the Entire United States THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 15, 2015 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN PARIS, FRANCE - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The American people stand with the people of France. Friday's terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberté, égalité, and fraternité. These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threat.. Full Story

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District Professional Firefighters Association is selling raffle tickets to help raise money for Finley, a six-year old Moraga resident who was diagnosed with cancer three days after her sixth birthday. Finley underwent surgery to remove a tumor the size of a baseball from her kidney, completed rounds of radiation and is now completing six months of chemotherapy that will hopefully end her battle with cancer. The MOFD Professional Firefighters Association set a goal of $1,500 to help send Finley and her family on a trip to Disneyland at the end of her chemotherapy sessions. Raffle tickets cost $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00, and can be purchased at any MOFD fire station – for a list of station locations, visit the MOFD Contacts page ( The lucky winner of the raffle will receive dinner for up to 6 people with the MOFD firefighters at Station 44 on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6PM. .. Full Story

Toys for Tots14-Oct-2015

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys during October, November and December. Toys for Tots bins are located at each fire station throughout the district. For a list of the location nearest you, please visit our Contact Page ( More information on the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program (Toys for Tots webpage ( MISSION: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. GOAL: The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible,.. Full Story

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is inviting applications for the position of: Firefighter-Paramedic Firefighter-Paramedics are assigned to the suppression division and perform a wide variety of “all-risk” tasks including emergency and non-emergency functions.Typical duties include fire suppression; ALS emergency medical services; technical, trench and water rescue; hazardous materials mitigation; fire prevention; public service; and public education. Firefighter-Paramedics are typically assigned to an engine, truck or medic company. FILING DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 AT 5:00 P.M. A completed 2015 Moraga-Orinda Fire District Employment Application along with copies of all required documents will be accepted through Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The employment application and additional documents can be found on the Employment Opportunities ( page. Copies of the required documents are as .. 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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