MOFD board president determined to reverse poor public perception
Rarely does an interviewee ask for more time as the session winds down, but Steven Danziger, high-energy president of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors, did just that, as he outlined his plans to change the negative perception of the district board. ...By Nick Marnell
North Orinda wildfire evacuation exercise planned for Jan. 26
With information gleaned from the Moraga emergency evacuation exercise in December, and prepared to expand the drill into a larger area and onto a major freeway, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, in partnership with the Orinda and Moraga police departments, the ...By Nick Marnell
Fire investigator who helped nab arsonists retires
Vic Massenkoff, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District investigator who sleuthed down the origin and cause of thousands of fires and helped prepare the criminal cases against two serial arsonists in Lafayette, put away his gun, badge and turnout gear in early ...By Nick Marnell
Former MOFD director Steve Anderson has not lost his passion
Always one to willingly speak his mind , ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD and ConFire promote new operations chiefs
Two veteran firefighters will run the operations divisions of the Lamorinda fire agencies in 2019, both men having been promoted in the fourth quarter of last year.
Matt Nichols took ...By Nick Marnell
New Moraga-Orinda Fire District board members
New Moraga-Orinda Fire District board members are sworn in Dec. 19 at the Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga by Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy. From left, Greg Baitx, Michael Donner and Steven Danziger. Fire Chief Dave Winnacker looks on.
Spirit of Saint Mary's headed to afterlife
One of the most popular, larger-than-life personalities of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has made its last emergency call and will soon be sold to the highest bidder.
The MOFD board of ...By Nick Marnell
Latest MOFD financial report shows a $12 million dent in long-term liabilities
After years of negative financial news, ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD fire chief the impetus behind relocation of Moraga Fire Station 41
According to local officials, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District is under no pressure from developers or the town of Moraga to move Fire Station 41, which sits on Moraga Way next to the new Town Center Homes development.
By Nick Marnell
ConFire Chief Jeff Carman to depart in March
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD elections: Firefighters union achieves 100 percent ROI
Voters in the Moraga-Orinda Fire District ...By Nick Marnell
New MOFD board defies tradition, elects Danziger president
The three newly elected, union-supported members of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District governing board made an immediate impact Dec. 5 by shattering tradition and electing newcomer Steven Danziger as president of the district board of directors.
By Nick Marnell
Halfway through, Alliance contract a financial and operational success
There were times when Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Carman felt unsure about the future of the Alliance, the business model that he spearheaded to provide ambulance transport service for most of Contra Costa County, which has performed better ...By Nick Marnell
Orinda teenager dies in early morning house fire
A teenage girl died and three people were injured after a single-family home in Orinda went up in flames in the predawn hours of Nov. 18.
According to fire officials, just before 4 a.m. ...By Nick Marnell