The Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District (MOFD) was formed in 1997 as an integrated independent special district. MOFD was formed through the consolidation of the Moraga Fire Protection District and the Orinda Fire Protection District to provide more efficient fire protection and emergency medical services to the communities of Moraga and Orinda and the surrounding unincorporated areas, including the communities of Canyon and Bollinger Canyon (see District's boundaries).
MOFD is located nine (9) miles east of San Francisco in southwest Contra Costa County. It is bordered by the cities of Berkeley and Oakland to the west, the City of Lafayette to the east, and large open spaces, reservoirs, and regional parks to the north and south. MOFD is a fully-paid, “all-risk” fire service agency with 64 regular employees, six (6) temporary employees and 30 volunteers, including five (5) Board of Directors. The district encompasses 42 square miles, protecting approximately 38,500 residents in a combination of urban city centers; metropolitan, urban, suburban, and rural residential housing areas; a major college campus; and a mix of large regional parks, open spaces, reservoirs, and recreation areas.
There are approximately 14,091 parcels within the District. A large portion of north Orinda and several other smaller portions throughout the District are within areas designated by the State as Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFSHZ).
The District responses to over 3,000 incidents annually from five fire stations, which house five paramedic engine companies, one (cross-staffed) paramedic truck company, four paramedic ambulances (3 cross-staffed), and one Battalion Chief.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District holds Board Meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7:00 PM. Meeting locations will be posted on the agenda. Committee meetings are held on an as-needed basis. Any exceptions will be posted in advance.
Interested persons are invited to attend and participate. You are allowed to address the Board on any agenda item at the time of its discussion. You can also bring up items not included on the agenda during the "Public Comment" portion of the meeting. No action can be taken by Board members on these items at that meeting. If lengthy discussion or action is necessary, the item may be placed on a future agenda. This comment is provided by the Brown Act Open Meeting Law (Gov. Code 54950 et seq.).
The board agendas are posted on the District's website 72 hours before regularly scheduled board meetings. Past Agendas and Minutes can be viewed by meeting date. If you have questions about an agenda please contact the Board Secretary at 925-258-4599.
To express your comments and opinions through email about a topic to the District Board, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you wish to reach us by phone, please call: 925-258-4599 or fax 925-376-1699.