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Appeals court dismisses Nowicki claim against MOFD
A court of appeals has dismissed the lawsuit ...By Nick Marnell

PG&E equipment the cause of Lafayette Tennis Club fire
Major fires the last Sunday of October pushed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to its limits and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents in Lafayette, all part of possibly the busiest day in the fire district's history.
By Nick Marnell

New ConFire assistant chief jumpstarts Fire Prevention Bureau
The job of the fire marshal with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has become so complex that new Fire Marshal Chris Bachman also carries the title of assistant fire chief.
By Nick Marnell

How prepositioning of fire resources saved homes in Moraga's Sanders Ranch
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chef Dave Winnacker did not mince words as he discussed the successful containment of the Oct. 10 Merrill Fire, which threatened 140 residences in southern Moraga in the middle of the night.
By Nick Marnell

One Minute to Evacuate: a personal perspective from the Oct. 10 fire
When it's 2:15 in the morning, the power is ...By Cynthia Brian

Peer support team helps firefighters cope with stresses of the job
Acknowledging that a cultural shift is ...By Nick Marnell

Fire and fury experienced in Lamorinda
In an effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire event, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff left millions of people without power across 35 counties in Northern and Central California last week, beginning in the Lamorinda area at ...By Nick Marnell, Jennifer Wake, Sora O'Doherty and Pippa Fisher

MOFD board approves change to new auditor
District residents may have reason for ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD profile rising statewide as Cal Fire ups mitigation funding
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, observing how the Moraga-Orinda Fire District has managed the $4 million North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break mitigation project, has not only offered high praise for MOFD but backed it up by giving the district more ...By Nick Marnell

Western Lafayette finally gets its new fire station
After seven years of false starts, delays and frustration, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District formally unveiled its newest and least traditional fire station, western Lafayette's Fire Station 16, at a Sept. 9 public ceremony.
By Nick Marnell

MOFD Station 41 rebuild will not happen this fiscal year
Though its 62-year-old Fire Station 41 was ...By Nick Marnell

ConFire prods Lafayette School District to address code violations
The Lafayette School District was ordered by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to clear up the fire code violations and implement fire district recommendations at each of its five city schools, before ConFire conducts a fourth and hopefully final ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD hosts international disaster preparedness seminar
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District hosted a portion of the U.S. Forest Service International Disaster Seminar Aug. 19, a program that brought together response professionals from around the world to help them improve their ability to respond to natural disasters. ...By Nick Marnell

Proactive Lafayette property owners helped prevent a catastrophe
The drone shot from the Lafayette Police Department shows the aftermath of the Aug. 1 vegetation fire on Reliez Valley Road. The charred, 1.5-acre circular area in the center shows that the fire avoided the homes that ringed the blaze.
By Nick Marnell

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